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tw Telecom Introduces TelePresence Conferencing Solutions in Collaboration With Cisco, BT

May 19, 2010 | Chris Payatagool

 By Madhubanti Rudra via TMCnet

tw telecom, which has curved niche in the areas of managed voice, Internet and data networking solutions for businesses across the U.S. and across the globe, has recently announced that it is collaborating with Cisco andBT ( News - Alert) Conferencing to deliver a comprehensive high-definition business videoconferencing solution in the U.S. The solution is designed to benefit the companies equipped withCisco ( News - Alert) TelePresence equipment. The solution can be used by the companies for communicating and collaborating within and between organizations.

Cisco TelePresence has revolutionized the way people collaborate with each other. Cisco TelePresence, which offers a live, face-to-face communication experience has become quite indispensable within a short time of its launch. Cisco TelePresence enhances the collaboration experience by allowing people meet, share content, create high-quality video recordings and events, consult with experts and deliver powerful personalized services.

Recently when the Europe was going through a virtual halt in air-communication due to volcanic eruption, Cisco TelePresence technology played an important role in helping the companies and individuals stay connected and go on with their businesses from across the continents.

tw telecom (News - Alert) makes it easier for the companies to leverage the power of Cisco TelePresence through its superior network services.

"Cisco TelePresence is one of the most exciting and compelling business applications we've seen in years. Helping to unleash the power of Cisco TelePresence for collaboration and communication between two or more different companies requires the Cisco TelePresence system to be as simple as making a phone call. With our network services and collaboration with Cisco and BT we've accomplished just that. We are making it easy for companies with a Cisco TelePresence to dial up to other companies - whether they are down the street, across the country or around the globe," Troy Knuckles, Senior Vice President - Sales at tw telecom, explained.

Here is how the venture works.

Under this arrangement, tw telecom is provisioning its nation-wide business broadband Ethernet and MPLS IP VPN services to connect the enterprise customer to BT's Global Video Exchange conferencing platform, while Cisco and several of its key VAR partners, including BT, deliver and install the required Cisco TelePresence equipment at those enterprise customer locations.

"With its immersive experience, Cisco TelePresence is forever changing the way people connect, communicate and collaborate," Knuckles further added.

"By enabling this capability between companies through a simple phone call, we're able to help enterprises achieve greater efficiencies and productivity while keeping them off the road and in the office, thereby advancing their Green IT agendas. Cisco TelePresence is now more accessible than ever before, and we believe it will grow even faster by helping to enable high-definition video communications between companies," Knuckles said.

More information about tw telecom can be available at

Madhubanti Rudra is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Erin Harrison

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