Connecting just got a whole lot easier with Telstra business to business video

Media Release, 28 July 2014

Telstra today launched ‘business to business’ video, a new simple way for businesses to collaborate. Complicated dial-ins and complex setups are a thing of the past; video collaboration is now at your fingertips – from a wide range of devices, accessed simply by dialing a single phone number.

Telstra’s new business to business video gives Telstra cloud collaboration customers access to high definition, high quality video calling capabilities that can be used between meeting rooms, on browsers, at a desk and on mobile devices, regardless of which product they currently use, across Cisco, Telstra IP telephony (TIPT), and Polycom.

Many organisations want to improve employee and customer collaboration and see video as a key technology enabler. To support this, recent research¹ from Polycom, has found that organisations in Asia Pacific are leading the way, globally, in the use of video conferencing in the workplace.

Philip Jones, Executive Director Global Products & Solutions, Telstra Global Enterprise and Services, believes the new capability will make it easier for customers to expand their video calling to a wider business community of employees, partners and customers.

“For some time we’ve seen the power and growth of video applications among consumers - but in business, technology barriers remain which can prevent organisations from using video outside of their own workforce. This new capability removes many of those barriers making video calling as easy as a standard phone call between meeting room, browser, desk phone and mobile device.

“Telstra’s new business to business video solution will provide our cloud collaboration customers with video calling technology that is interoperable, easy to use and designed for business. Organisations can leverage this as an enabler for future ways of working, fostering innovation and new models of business engagement with their global supply chain.”

“The new capability adds further value to our partnerships with video conference services providers, such as Blue Jeans Network, our cloud collaboration partnership with Cisco and other existing services such as room based and desktop video solutions.” said Philip Jones.

Business to business video is now embedded for Telstra’s cloud collaboration customers who use Cisco, Polycom and TIPT for their voice and content sharing.

¹ The survey, “Global View: Business Video Conferencing Usage and Trends,” was conducted by Redshift Research on behalf of Polycom, Inc.