cloud meets video with Orange Business Services: Orange launches a new cloud-based Telepresence offer for enterprises
Apr 19, 2012 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) --
Orange Business Services is enhancing its video services portfolio with Telepresence Pass , a new cloud-based offer that delivers a financially attractive, flexible and scalable solution for its enterprise customers.
Telepresence Pass is an easy-to-adopt and future-proof solution that allows companies to benefit from:
- a Telepresence infrastructure in the cloud,
- a fully managed service with end-to-end quality guarantees,
- a monthly subscription fee.
Telepresence Pass is a simple way for enterprises to harness the benefits of immersive video conferencing across their company and their business ecosystem. Because Telepresence Pass is available as a service, customers don't need significant investments in equipments or in the management of their solution .
"Our ambition is to make video available to enterprises wherever they are, with no limitations " said Vivek Badrinath, CEO, Orange Business Services. "The key is to offer customers many video collaboration options so that they can choose the solution that best suits their business needs."
Telepresence Pass joins a wide-ranging portfolio of video services offered by Orange Business Services and is backed by a supportive network environment, extensive conferencing experience and an overall strategy that enables enterprises to get the most out of their video investments.
telepresence-ready network -- unmatched capacity, quality & coverage
A quality network is critical to ensure an excellent customer experience during video meetings. With 21 new Telepresence-ready countries, continuous bandwidth growth and service availability up to 99.95%, the Orange network delivers.
"Of all applications, video is probably the most unforgiving," said Nicolas Roy, head of Network Solutions Business Unit, Orange Business Services. "The Group continues to invest approximately EUR750 million per year for international network backbone and related IT infrastructure to ensure the coverage, bandwidth and quality required for excellent video experience."
interoperability -- carriers, end points and connections
Interoperability means the ability for companies to collaborate with their business ecosystem using any device and across any inter-connected network. Today Orange has Telepresence interoperability agreements with five service providers. In addition to AT&T, BT, Tata and Telefonica, Orange Business Services is announcing today its latest interoperability agreement with Verizon Enterprise Solutions.
Further more, Orange is driving the market towards video interoperability by chairing the OVCC (Open Visual Collaboration Consortium).
flexible service management models and customer support
Orange Business Services provides comprehensive video service management, making it easy both for IT departments and end users.
IT managers can choose a flexible service model according to their needs as Orange offers the choice from self-managed to fully-managed turnkey solutions.
End users enjoys ease of use in scheduling and attending video meetings with comprehensive user support from our 24 x7 concierge service when required.
Elizabeth Mayeri , Orange Business Services,, +1 212 251 2086
Heloise Rothenbuhler , +33 1 44 44 93 93
France Telecom-Orange is one of the world's leading telecommunications operators with 172,000 employees worldwide, including 105,000 employees in France, and sales of 45.3 billion euros in 2011. Present in 35 countries, the Group had a customer base of 226 million customers at 31 December 2011, including 147 million customers under the Orange brand, the Group's single brand for internet, television and mobile services in the majority of countries where the company operates. At 31 December 2011, the Group had 167 million mobile customers and 14 million broadband internet (ADSL, fibre) customers worldwide. Orange is one of the main European operators for mobile and broadband internet services and, under the brand Orange Business Services, is one of the world leaders in providing telecommunication services to multinational companies.
With its industrial project, "conquests 2015", Orange is simultaneously addressing its employees, customers and shareholders, as well as the society in which the company operates, through a concrete set of action plans. These commitments are expressed through a new vision of human resources for employees; through the deployment of a network infrastructure upon which the Group will build its future growth; through the Group's ambition to offer a superior customer experience thanks in particular to improved quality of service; and through the acceleration of international development
France Telecom (NYSE:FTE) is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment A) and on the New York Stock Exchange.
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