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BT, CISCO Team Up to Offer Conferencing, UC to Growth Markets

November 13, 2013

BT has announced that it is expanding its relationship with Cisco to deliver conferencing services, with a focus on developing markets.

The two companies will focus on delivering conferencing and telepresence with a joint “go to market” strategy, with an emphasis on growth markets, especially in Latin America and the Asia Pacific region.

BT will also add two Cisco products, WebEx-enabled telepresence and Cisco Jabber, to its portfolio. WebEx users can join conferences from wherever they happen to be on a number of devices, including mobile devices. Cisco Jabber adds unified communications to BT’s portfolio.

 "To compete in the global economy our customers are looking for solutions that allow them to collaborate seamlessly and securely wherever they are and on whatever device they are using,” Howard Dicker, CEO of BT Conferencing, said. “Our relationship with Cisco allows us to deliver innovative solutions that address those needs and give real increases in productivity and competitiveness - through combining our strengths we can provide these capabilities on a truly global level. By making collaboration tools more accessible and easier to use, businesses are able to maximise their return on investment and increase productivity whilst retaining flexibility and cost effectiveness."

"To maximise value to businesses, today's collaboration products must enhance the connections between people and the information they need to share to improve business productivity,” Scot Gardner, vice president of the service provider EMEAR division of Cisco, said. “Together, BT and Cisco offer customers flexibility, choice and ease of use, delivering high-quality, fully integrated and highly secure mobile, social, visual, and virtual collaboration solutions to bring people together anytime, anywhere, on any device."

BT also recently achieved Global TelePresence Video Master Authorised Technology Provider (ATP) Partner, authorizing the carrier to offer Master level telepresence services to customers, including support, deployment and sales around the world.

Edited by Ryan Sartor

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