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BT Conferencing Named Polycom Global Service Provider of the Year

April 4, 2012 | Hogan Keyser
bt_160x61px.gifQUINCY, MASS. - April 4, 2012 - BT Conferencing (NYSE: BT) today announced it has been named 2011 Global Service Provider of the Year by Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based unified communications (UC). BT Conferencing received the award at TEAM Polycom 2012, the company's annual sales and partner conference, held April 1-3 in Orlando, Fla.

The annual TEAM Polycom Partner Awards showcase partners who exhibited outstanding sales performance in 2011 and excellence in innovation, industry focus, customer services and integration.

Ron Myers, Polycom's senior vice president of worldwide channels, said: "We are working hard to make Polycom(R) RealPresence(R) video and voice collaboration widely available for people throughout the world and we couldn't do it without partners like BT Conferencing. In both established and emerging markets worldwide, we're proud to be represented by the best this industry has to offer."

Rich Lowe, CEO of BT Conferencing, said: "It's an honor to be recognized as Polycom's top global service provider partner for 2011.  We believe BT Conferencing's managed video service expertise is unmatched in the industry, and this recognition validates that view.  
"Together with Polycom, we've responded to customer needs for video conferencing solutions that are backed by high performance, reliable and easy to use services that maximize return on investment.  Customers value BT Conferencing's flexible deployment models, integrated scheduling, call management and reporting tools and our adoption and education programs.  We are committed to providing customers with an exceptional video conferencing and collaboration experience."

All BT news releases can be accessed at our web site: http://www.bt.com/newscentre

About BT
BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries.  Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services.  BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Retail, BT Wholesale and Openreach.

In the year ended 31 March 2011, BT Group's revenue was £20,076m with profit before taxation of £1,717m.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group.  BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.  

For more information, visit www.btplc.com

About Polycom
Polycom is the global leader in open standards-based unified communications (UC) solutions for telepresence, video, and voice powered by the Polycom(R) RealPresence(R) Platform. The RealPresence Platform interoperates with the broadest range of business, mobile, and social applications and devices. More than 400,000 organizations trust Polycom solutions to collaborate and meet face-to-face from any location for more productive and effective engagement with colleagues, partners, customers, specialists, and prospects.  Polycom, together with its broad partner ecosystem, provides customers with the best TCO, scalability, and security for video collaboration, whether on-premises, hosted, or cloud-delivered. Visit www.polycom.com or connect with Polycom on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

POLYCOM(R), the Polycom "Triangles" logo, and the names and marks associated with Polycom's products are trademarks and/or service marks of Polycom, Inc. and are registered and/or common law marks in the United States and various other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.







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