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TMCNet:  AT&T and Polycom announce strategic agreement

[January 18, 2013]

AT&T and Polycom announce strategic agreement

Jan 18, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- AT&T Inc., a provider of wireless communications, local exchange services and long-distance services, and Polycom, Inc., a provider of telepresence, video, voice and infrastructure solutions, have announced a strategic agreement to personalize, mobilize and virtualize video meetings.

Enabled by the AT&T Business Exchange, MPLS, internet and mobility networks and the Polycom RealPresence Platform, the agreement is expected to create greater availability of cloud-delivered video communication capabilities.

The Polycom RealPresence Platform is a comprehensive software infrastructure for universal video, on-premises or in the cloud collaboration, interoperating with the broadest set of applications, devices and network protocols. The first wave of capabilities include: AT&T and the Polycom RealPresence platform, fully managed service bundles, and VPN Services.

"AT&T and Polycom's announcement is a big win for customer choice and interoperability, and it will help accelerate video collaboration as businesses increasingly look to cloud-delivered options," said Zeus Kerravala, Principle Analyst, ZKResearch. "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." http://www.datamonitor.com Republication or redistribution, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without prior written consent. Datamonitor shall not be liable for errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon

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