Orange Business Services and Verizon Enterprise Solutions have entered into an agreement to meet enterprises’ increasing demand for video collaboration offerings.
The two companies have signed an interprovider connectivity agreement enabling Verizon Immersive Video Exchange customers and Orange Telepresence Community customers to collaborate via video meetings with a greater pool of participating customers, partners and suppliers worldwide, using Cisco TelePresence endpoints.
Telepresence replicates face to face interactions so realistically that it feels as though everyone is in the same room even though they may be thousands of miles apart.
Through this interprovider solution, enterprises already using Cisco TelePresence provided by either Orange or Verizon can hold real time video meetings with one another in a highly secure, consistent and transparent manner.
“This agreement expands the telepresence ecosystem for customers of both providers, generating an even more compelling return on investment for telepresence customers. Our objective is to make telepresence as border free as a phone call”, said Andrew McFadzen, head of International Network Solutions at Orange Business Services.
“We will continue to work with companies like Verizon to provide our customers access to as many options as possible and enabling them to take full advantage of the business benefits of real-time, virtual meetings through telepresence”, he added.
Mike Palmer, vice president of product strategy for Verizon Enterprise Solutions, said, “Our agreement with Orange takes another step toward making video communications as available and simple to use as voice, while increasing a company’s return on its telepresence investment.
Now video meetings can drive greater productivity and value across the four walls of one particular business or one particular network.”