Eight carriers collaborate on first OVCC multinetwork video services

Eight carriers-- AT&T (NYSE: T), BCS Global, Bharti Airtel, BT (NYSE: BT), Glowpoint, Masergy, Orange Business Services and Verizon (NYSE: VZ)--will collaborate in the Open Visual Communications Consortium's (OVCC) first wave of multinetwork video service offerings in fall 2012.

The eight send traffic over an OVCC-complaint interconnect network backbone developed by AT&T, Bharti Airtel, Masergy and Orange Business Services to "support and deliver the first high-quality, multi-network video calls that are as effortless for enterprise users as setting up an audio conference," OVCC President Andrew McFadzen predicted in a news release.

The OVCC said its blueprint makes interoperability requirements invisible to the user and, along with best practices for multinetwork calls "will remove the burden of technical details like network interoperability and service coordination from the enterprise so business users can focus on business," McFadzen added.

The first wave of OVCC complaint video service offerings will include scheduled meetings, content sharing and encryption, the organization said.

For more:
- see this news release

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