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Huawei Joins Open Visual Communications Consortium

May 30, 2012 | William Zimmerman

Press Release via Reuters

24 global video communications leaders now collaborating on OVCC blueprint for multi-network, multi-vendor video communications

Huawei Technologies Co. has joined the Open Visual Communications Consortium (OVCC), a group of leading service and solution providers creating the blueprint to deliver high-quality video collaboration that connects any vendor, any network and any device, anywhere. Huawei joined the organization as a board member.

With Huawei, OVCC membership has climbed to 24 companies.

The consortium welcomes its new member:

Huawei Technologies - Huawei is a leading global ICT solutions provider. Its dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships has established end-to-end capabilities and strengths across the carrier networks, enterprise, consumer, and cloud computing fields. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom carriers, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive ICT solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world's population.

"Creating a blueprint to commercialize multi-network, multi-vendor video calls is compelling for the world's leading service and solution providers, as well as their enterprise customers. Strong OVCC membership and continued growth moves us closer to connecting millions of users globally with high-quality, multi-platform video calls that are as easy to place as a telephone call," said Andrew McFadzen, OVCC president. "We are excited to welcome Huawei as an OVCC member."

OVCC members contribute to and implement the OVCC technical and commercial blueprint, using established standards and best practices to accelerate and commercialize business-to-business video communications. OVCC members are committed to providing video around the world to enable enterprise users to place and receive video calls beyond corporate firewalls and across standards-based and proprietary video platforms. The first OVCC services are scheduled to launch later this year.

The new members join OVCC founders (marked with an asterisk) and existing members:

� AARnet Pty., Ltd.
� Orange Business Services*

� ACT Conferencing

� PCCW Global Ltd.

� AT&T*

� Polycom, Inc.*

� Acme Packet

� Sabre Travel Network

� BCS Global*

� SingTel Group

� Bharti Airtel*

� Tata Communications

� BT Conferencing*

� Teliris*

� Dialogic, Inc.*

� Telstra*

� Glowpoint

� Verizon*

� Kathea

� XConnect

� Masergy*

� YorkTel Corporation

� Microsoft

Service providers will develop and implement OVCC technical and commercial specifications based on industry standards, best practices and business approaches to answer the need for interconnection, addressing, signaling, interoperability and service coordination. Interoperable, high-quality connectivity across networks and devices should allow network providers to profitably and predictably monetize their inter-enterprise video exchanges. By making interoperability requirements invisible to the enterprise, the OVCC specification enables enterprise users to leverage video conferencing investments and enable more efficient value chains - spanning customers, distributors and suppliers - to improve the speed and efficiency of doing business.

Video collaboration stakeholders interested in closing video connectivity gaps should visit or meet OVCC members in person at TIA in Dallas, Texas, June 5-7, or at CommunicAsia in Singapore, June 19-22.

About OVCC

Open Visual Communications Consortium is a group of global video exchange providers, network providers and equipment manufacturers that have united to expand video communications and simplify video calls. OVCC members will create multi-vendor, multi-network specifications offering a technical blueprint and business model to support the full spectrum of video systems, from immersive telepresence and room-based systems, to high definition and standard definition, and from desktop clients to mobile devices. Join the OVCC by visiting us at

Open Visual Communications Consortium is a non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code.

OVCC is a trademark or registered trademark of the Open Visual Communications Consortium in the United States, other countries or both. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.

Open Visual Communications Consortium
Alisa Hicks, +1-775-720-5071
Public Relations
[email protected]

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