Verizon is extending the range of its immersive video, or telepresence, offering to enable virtual face-to-face collaboration in more locations around the world, under a new agreement with Tata Communications.
The agreement enables meetings to take place between Verizon’s telepresence customers and any public or private telepresence room on the Tata Communications Global Meeting Exchange, which is one of the broadest telepresence networks accessible today and a gateway to the company’s public room network spanning 31 cities on five continents.
This will supplement Verizon’s telepresence offering powered by its expansive global Private Internet Protocol Network service. Similarly, Tata Communications telepresence customers can use Verizon’s facilities to communicate with Verizon customers.
Telepresence replicates face-to-face interactions so realistically that it feels as though everyone is in the same room, even though they may be hundreds or thousands of miles apart. By leveraging collaboration technology to replace in-person meetings, telepresence reduces travel time and cost while reducing the carbon emissions associated with business travel.
As a result, the service makes collaboration among employees, customers, suppliers and business partners more efficient and economical.