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[January 18, 2013]
AT&T and Polycom announce strategic agreement
Jan 18, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- AT&T Inc., a provider of wireless communications, local exchange services and long-distance services, and Polycom, Inc., a provider of telepresence, video, voice and infrastructure solutions, have announced a strategic agreement to personalize, mobilize and virtualize video meetings.
Enabled by the AT&T Business Exchange, MPLS, internet and mobility networks and the Polycom RealPresence Platform, the agreement is expected to create greater availability of cloud-delivered video communication capabilities.
The Polycom RealPresence Platform is a comprehensive software infrastructure for universal video, on-premises or in the cloud collaboration, interoperating with the broadest set of applications, devices and network protocols. The first wave of capabilities include: AT&T and the Polycom RealPresence platform, fully managed service bundles, and VPN Services.
"AT&T and Polycom's announcement is a big win for customer choice and interoperability, and it will help accelerate video collaboration as businesses increasingly look to cloud-delivered options," said Zeus Kerravala, Principle Analyst, ZKResearch. "In addition, this agreement opens new revenue streams and business opportunities for AT&T, and demonstrates the momentum Polycom is having with service providers and in the video cloud market."
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