Multinational UC Upgrades from Sprint, Tata

Convergence and VoIP Alert

A multinational focus today as Tata Communications launches a “reservationless” video conferencing service and Sprint extends its SIP trunking service to a dozen European countries.

Sprint has extended its SIP Trunking solution “across the pond” with availability in 12 European countries, including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.  Sprint first launched its SIP Trunking domestically in 2009. Sprint’s solution is designed to meet the needs of the distributed enterprise, allowing multiple locations throughout the European region to connect over the same set of SIP trunks while preserving local telephone numbers, calling plans and emergency services. This feature can reduce the trunks needed to implement SIP Trunking in the available European locations, thus streamlining the network and operating costs for a business.

Commenting in a statement on the expanded service area, Tim Donahue, Sprint’s VP for International and Solutions Sales said, “Sprint’s simple and flexible MPLS solution is the foundation for SIP Trunking and allows IP PBXs to deliver the features and functionality businesses are accustomed to using for voice calling along with Class of Service support of other real-time data.”

In other news, Tata Communications today launched is jamvee™ cloud-based video conferencing service, offering video meeting access from any location via a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone or a dedicated Telepresence room. Jamvee™ video meeting are carried across an undersea cable network, designed to assure consistent global access and reliability.

Commenting on the service, John Hayduk, Tata Communications, President and CTO, said in a statement, "Lack of interoperability, consistency of experience per location, complicated price plans and the need for third-party reservations have stood in the way of truly global enterprise collaboration. Jamvee™ overcomes these barriers by making video conferences easy and on-demand, while seamlessly bringing together all video platforms, room systems and endpoints in a simple, as-you-need it and elastic pre-packaged service. It's so easy to use, instant and affordable. It's what enterprises have been asking for."

Brian Washburn, Research Director, Network Services, Current Analysis added, "Jamvee™ represents an example of much-needed industry progress in merging immersive Telepresence services with the larger world of global video-conferencing. By supporting a wide range of video formats with usage-based plans, compelling prices, easy-to-use reservationless setup and ready-to-run software clients, jamvee™ matches the requirements of today's mobile global workforce."

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