21.01.13

Polycom joins forces with AT&T in global deal

AT&T will incorporate Polycom's RealPresence Platform as part of the AT&T Telepresence Solution video infrastructure in a move that will bolster interoperability for users in forty countries.

The two companies claim the combined offering will deliver new on-demand virtual meeting room capabilities and flexible video collaboration as well as new forms of collaboration for business partners and suppliers on the AT&T Business Exchange.

Zeus Kerravala, principle analyst at ZKResearch, said: “AT&T and Polycom’s annoucement is a big win for customer choice and interoperability, and it will help accelerate video collaboration as businesses increasingly look to cloud-delivered options. 

“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.”

Polycom has also selected AT&T as its preferred internal wide area network service provider utilising the industry leading MPLS AT&T VPN service.

The network will carry Polycom video, voice and data communications including access to the AT&T Business Exchange to and from more than 80 locations around the globe including Polycom Customer Experience and Briefing Centres.