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T-Systems and AT&T Sign Interprovider Agreement

               T-Systems and AT&T Sign Interprovider Agreement

  PR Newswire

  BONN, Germany, February 5, 2013

BONN, Germany, February 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  *"Cross Company Exchange Service" with new business booking portal
  *T-Systems offers access to one of the largest global Telepresence networks

T-Systems is increasing the availability over its Telepresence network to
improve worldwide coverage. From now on, customers of the ICT service provider
can also talk to customers using AT&T Telepresence Solution ^® via the live
conference service "Cross Company Exchange Service". This latest deal adds to
the Deutsche Telekom subsidiary's interoperability agreement with Tata
Communications. Therefore T-Systems now offers access to one of the largest
Telepresence networks in the world offering global connectivity to its video
customers.

The extended "Cross Company Exchange Service" connects the Telepresence
networks of different providers and offers the same benefits as T-Systems'
existing Telepresence service: Life-size pictures, high-quality audio and
high-definition video create the atmosphere of a real meeting. MPLS
connectivity provides clear images and sound, transmitted in real time. This
gives participants the feeling that they are sitting in the same room together
- even though they could be thousands of miles apart. As in real meetings,
participants can communicate using presentations or documents. All data
traffic between conference participants is secure and encrypted.

The video session's handling is supported by both providers with web based
booking portals allowing seamless business integration. The user can book and
manage the video session with all video conference systems in the connected
networks.

Video conferences not only save travel costs and time, they also actively help
to protect the environment as they produce fewer carbon emissions. A trip from
Munich to Hamburg by train generates 124kg of CO2 per person, by plane it's
as much as 471kg.

Deutsche Telekom AG Corporate Communications

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