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AT&T, Orange Join Hands for Telepresence Service

Leading communications company AT&T and Orange Business Services have announced a new inter-provider connectivity agreement for a global telepresence service that expands the features and capabilities of video collaboration. It will allow enterprises to schedule telepresence meetings and seamlessly connect telepresence endpoints.

This new service is available to all AT&T Telepresence Solution and Orange Telepresence Community customers using Cisco TelePresence endpoints. It was announced by AT&T today, Feb. 2.

“This capability with Orange further extends AT&T’s telepresence offer and brings the benefits of the AT&T Business Exchange to even more global customers who understand the value of connecting through face-to-face collaboration,” said Alan Benway, executive director of AT&T Business Solutions.

Customer highlights and benefits:

  • Facilitation of real-time, virtual meetings around the world between companies that are connected to the AT&T Business Exchange or Orange Telepresence Community;
  • More efficient use of limited resources – people are meeting instead of traveling;
  • Easy remote collaboration, promoting quicker decision-making and issue resolution;
  • Decrease in travel costs; effectively shrinking and organization’s carbon footprint.

Andrew McFadzen, head of International Network Solutions at Orange Business Services, said: “Orange is committed to implementing inter-exchange services to make it easier for our customers to communicate via telepresence regardless of network or exchange. As a result of the interconnection with AT&T, we offer a very valuable footprint to our customers.”

Orange Business Services, the France Telecom-Orange branch dedicated to B2B services, is a leading global integrator of communications solutions for multinational corporations.

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