Telefonica, Verizon customers can now collaborate via Cisco TelePresence

Telecom Lead India: Telefonica Global Solutions and Verizon Enterprise Solutions have formed partnership that allows Verizon Immersive Video Exchange and Telefonica Global Telepresence Exchange customers to collaborate via Cisco TelePresence.

Thanks to this partnership, businesses and government agencies using either company’s video meeting system can expand their “collaboration pool,” and meet face-to-face across more video-enabled locations worldwide for greater productivity and business efficiency.

Through this interprovider solution, enterprises already using Cisco TelePresence  provided by either Telefonica or Verizon can hold real-time video meetings with one another in a highly secure, consistent and transparent manner.

“We are committed to helping our customers take full advantage of the business benefits of real-time, virtual meetings through telepresence video collaboration,” said Juan Carlos Lopez Vives, president of Telefonica Global Solutions. “This agreement expands the potential of telepresence for customers of both providers, helping them with cost optimization, as well as to reduce their carbon footprint and improve productivity, while also fostering a more collaborative business culture.”

Telefonica now has telepresence interoperability agreements with Orange, Cisco, TATA, Verizon and Telecom Italia. Verizon, on the other hand, has signed telepresence interoperability agreements with BT, Cisco, Orange, Tata and Telefonica, as well as an Open Video Communications offering that links video systems that were previously incompatible.

Martin Burvill, senior vice president of global operations for Verizon Enterprise Solutions, said,  “Video is becoming the international language of business, helping to drive greater productivity and value across traditional network and business boundaries. Our agreement with Telefonica is yet another step toward the establishment of an open and rich video-collaboration ecosystem, which helps our customers maximize returns from their telepresence investments.

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