Sprint to extend Tata videoconferencing services to enterprise customers

Sprint (NYSE: S) is the latest service provider to reach an agreement with Tata Communications (NYSE: TCL) to provide the Indian provider's telepresence services to its enterprise customer base.

Offered as a package to its enterprise customers, Sprint will combine its Global MPLS network and converged solutions with Tata's managed telepresence solution.

So what are the benefits? The agreement with enable enterprise customers to leverage telepresence to collaborate and conduct live face to face meetings with their own internal workforce spread across multiple sites in addition to interfacing their customers and vendors.

Customers that sign up for Sprint's Telepresence service will also be able to connect to Tata's Global Meeting Exchange, a global Telepresence network that has established agreements with other large carriers, including Orange Business Services and Verizon. What's more, Tata's Global Meeting Exchange serves as a gateway to its 31 city, five continent public room network.

As a reciprocal arrangement, Tata Communications'' customers will be able to connect to Sprint's Telepresence rooms.

Sprint's move with Tata, which is part of a growing trend amongst global service providers to enhance their respective telepresence reach through targeted carrier partnerships, builds upon its growing converged wireline/wireless business service suite it has established on its Global MPLS network.  

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