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AT&T Commences Provisioning of AT&T Telepresence Solution in China


AT&T Works with Local Service Providers to Offer Fully Managed Services to Enable New Way to Collaborate and Drive Business Productivity

Shanghai, China.- AT&T* has commenced provisioning of the industry –leading AT&T Telepresence Solution in China, a fully-managed solution enabled by Cisco TelePresence. In collaboration with local service providers, the solution allows companies in China to connect to their customers, suppliers and partners worldwide in a highly cost-effective way while also reducing environmental impacts.

The availability of AT&T Telepresence Solution in China is part of AT&T’s recently announced US$1 billion planned global network and portfolio investment for 2009 and extends the availability of the service to 25 countries globally. AT&T Telepresence Solution delivers an immersive “in-person” experience with the simplicity of making a phone call. AT&T Telepresence Solution also offers unique multipoint functionality and reliable inter-company capabilities, which allow multiple locations within and between companies to connect to each other.

“China is one of the fastest growing and most exciting telecom markets in the world and we plan to continue to invest in and strengthen our services in the country,” said Sainti Li, AT&T Greater China general manager. “The availability of AT&T Telepresence Solution in collaboration with local service providers further enhances our robust portfolio of IP-based communications services in China. We are committed to providing customers with leading-edge solutions to help them improve productivity and collaboration in these challenging times.”

The availability of AT&T Telepresence Solution in China is AT&T’s latest milestone in expanding its Telepresence offering. AT&T recently announced a new feature that will allow companies to connect their existing videoconferencing systems to AT&T Telepresence Solution. By the end of 2Q 2009, companies will be able to connect their existing H.323 compatible legacy videoconferencing systems with their AT&T Telepresence Solution rooms, offering a cost-effective solution to leverage historically under-utilized systems. With this new feature for intra-company conferencing, existing SD (standard definition) or Internet Protocol-based videoconferencing systems will participate as an end-point when a Telepresence session begins.

AT&T also recently announced 2009 plans to double the number of its own AT&T Telepresence Solution rooms worldwide to 50.

The AT&T Telepresence Solution provides AT&T-owned or customer owned Cisco TelePresence equipment, installation, full monitoring and management of the application, remote help desk service and on-site equipment maintenance and repair and works over AT&T Virtual Private Network transport. Three-screen and one-screen site options are available, based on the Cisco TelePresence System 3200, Cisco TelePresence System 3000, Cisco TelePresence System 1300, Cisco TelePresence System 1000 and Cisco TelePresence System 500 endpoints.


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