TELUS and Cisco collaborate to boost businesses in Canada

by Jeff Wiener on December 10, 2009

Cisco_TelePresenceTELUS is going to offer intercompany Cisco TelePresence services across Canada. It is the first Canadian telecommunications provider to offer this service.

Businesses and individual users can look forward to cost effective virtual meeting leveraging the widely deployed Cisco TelePresence. The collaboration between the two companies entails a combination of TELUS Intercompany Service with Cisco TelePresence.

This means existing enterprise networks will be combined with service provider connections resulting in an extension of Cisco TelePresence meetings beyond an enterprise boundary.

This news will allows cash strapped companies to further cut their communication costs and contribute towards a ‘green’ environment. Cisco TelePresence allows companies of all sizes as well as individuals to benefit from face-to-face meeting experiences.

Cisco’s solution ensures there is no co-mingling of routes, addresses, or data. This agreement builds on an existing relationship between the two companies. TELUS became the first Canadian telecommunications provider in 2008 to achieve Cisco certifications and is eligible to sell, deploy and support Cisco TelePresence.

Roberto Depani, vice president, information technology and communications solutions, TELUS business solutions sees this deal as a step towards helping Canadian companies to improve their business.

TELUS customers who are mulling over the news of lay offs in Canada now have something pleasant to think about as this deal gives them an opportunity to gain a competitive advantage.

The Canadian provider apparently slashed jobs due to a very competitive telecom market and is now trying to strengthen its position by offering valuable business services. Its customers will not only experience enhanced collaboration through meetings but will also enjoy a better return on investment.

Written by: Jeff Wiener. www.digitcom.ca. Follow TheTelecomBlog.com by: RSS, Twitter, Identi.ca, or Friendfeed

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