AT&T To Offer Businesses An Expanded Global Video & Telepresence Community

  AT&T To Offer Businesses An Expanded Global Video & Telepresence Community

AT&T Signs New Agreements with Tata Communications and T-Systems and Launches
OVCC Compliant Service

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Feb. 5, 2013

DALLAS, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To help simplify how businesses benefit
from video collaboration technology, AT&T* announced today two new
interconnection agreements with T-Systems and Tata Communications for global
telepresence services. AT&T also announced that AT&T Telepresence Solution®
is one of the first Open Visual Communications Consortium (OVCC) compliant
services, offering customers multi-vendor video collaboration across a range
of service providers. 

Through the inter-provider agreements with Tata Communications and T-Systems,
AT&T Telepresence Solution customers can now extend collaboration across a
broader set of global telecommunication provider networks, creating a smooth
and more consistent experience through thousands of video endpoints.

"As a leader in pervasive video collaboration, we are committed to providing
global interoperability across service providers and endpoints," said Alan
Benway, Executive Director of AT&T Business Solutions. "These agreements
demonstrate our progress in providing customers with increased opportunities
to improve how they work with suppliers and business partners through global
video collaboration."

"Ongoing cooperation from AT&T, T-Systems, Tata Communications and others
continues to enable expanded opportunities for global video collaboration,"
said Brian Washburn, Research Director, Network Services, Current Analysis.
"These agreements continue to create a web of access points for customers to
seamlessly connect to video solutions and services from many providers."

As a founding member of the Open Visual Communications Consortium (OVCC), a
group of leading service and solution providers creating the blueprint to
deliver high-quality video collaboration that connects vendors, networks
anddevices, virtually anywhere, AT&T is further building on a longstanding
commitment to extend video collaboration capabilities across a broad range of
devices. AT&T has expanded its offering with BT and Orange Business Services
through the OVCC's first wave of compliant video services, creating a larger
ecosystem for users to collaborate through video. The OVCC is also providing
connectivity using the industry leading AT&T Virtual Private Network to
establish the core infrastructure used between OVCC-compliant video services.

Highlights and benefits

  oBroader access and facilitation of near real-time, immersive telepresence
    meetings around the world between companies that are connected to the AT&T
    Business Exchange, Tata Communications or the T-System Telepresence
  oTelepresence and video interoperability between endpoints across the AT&T
    Business Exchange, BT and Orange Business Services consistent with the
    OVCC blueprint;
  oWorks with both scheduled and reservation-less Virtual Meeting Rooms on
    the AT&T Business Exchange
  oPotential decrease in travel costs, with the opportunity to reduce an
    organization's travel related carbon footprint;
  oMore efficient use of limited resources - people are meeting instead of
  oEasy remote collaboration, promoting quicker decision-making and issue

"We are delighted to be entering into this inter-provider agreement with AT&T
to expand the global telepresence ecosystem," said Peter Quinlan, Vice
President, Integrated Business Video Services, Tata Communications.
"Inter-carrier agreements, through Tata Communications' Global Meeting
Exchange™ network are part of our long term strategy to enable an open, global
telepresence ecosystem for business video collaboration, connecting customers
regardless of network or service provider."

"We are dedicated to providing customers with our video solutions, 'Cross
Company Exchange Service' that enhance the way their businesses work and
collaborate with partners and constituents," said Hagen Rickmann, Director
Service and Board Member of T-Systems. "The Interoperability agreement with
AT&T allows us to truly increase our reach providing customers with innovative
and intuitive video collaboration capabilities."

For more information on AT&T Telepresence Solution visit

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and
affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

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Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S.
carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries.
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brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is
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