Sprint and Tata Communications to offer managed telepresence services to businesses


Sprint announced that it will offer its enterprise
customers a comprehensive range of managed telepresence services from Tata


The relationship will combine Sprint’s global MPLS
network and expertise in converged solutions with Tata Communications’
leadership in global Managed Telepresence.


Telepresence delivers life-like, high-definition conferencing with superior audio, video and
environmental qualities that provide an ideal alternative to traditional
face-to-face meetings.


With Tata Communications‘ Managed Telepresence,
powered by the Sprint Global MPLS network, businesses can further strengthen
collaboration between employees, customers and suppliers. They can also
simplify, scale and extend communications with a global reach while lowering
travel costs and at the same time, reducing their carbon footprint.


Sprint’s Telepresence customers will also
be able to seamlessly connect to Tata Communications’ Global Meeting Exchange
which is one of the broadest public and private Telepresence networks
accessible today via a number of inter-connection agreements with other service


The Global Meeting Exchange is also a gateway to Tata
Communications’ public room network spanning 31 cities across five continents –
the largest in the world. Tata Communications’ customers will also now be able
to connect to Telepresence rooms on the Sprint MPLS network.


Sprint was the first U.S.-based global communications
provider to achieve the Cisco Telepresence Connection Certification on its
Global MPLS network.


With the tremendous growth in Telepresence and business
video, we wanted to be well positioned by partnering with Tata Communications
and by leveraging its open connection model and fast growing
business-to-business footprint,” said Monnie McGaffigan, vice president of
wireline, international and strategic alliances, Sprint. We are able to bring
the benefits of a rich collaboration experience to our customers backed by the
flexibility and reliability of our global MPLS network.”


Tata Communications is very pleased to offer greater
opportunities for global collaboration to our own as well as Sprint’s
customers, as a result of this agreement,” said Peter Quinlan, vice president,
integrated business video services, Tata Communications.


Sprint is focused on enabling unified communications to
help businesses and government agencies increase productivity and customer
satisfaction while driving down costs. Sprint’s strategy reflects the company’s
ability to enable its partners’ unified communications services with
best-in-class converged solutions, which includes Global MPLS as a foundation,
SIP Trunking and Mobile Integration.


By TelecomLead.com Team
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