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Telstra has teamed with eight other international carriers to form the Global Meeting Alliance, a group that aims to support the commercial interests of business video services.

Launch members include Tata Communications, Safaricom in Africa, Etisalat, Qtel and Mobily in the Middle East, Neotel in South Africa and Sprint, Glowpoint and TELUS in North America.

The carrier league represents the largest functioning global collaboration between service providers in business video services. The manifesto of the Global Meeting Alliance is to simplify the launch and operation of business video worldwide, making it more affordable and enabling service providers to optimise their regional networks to interconnect with a global network and conferencing infrastructure maintained by the Global Meeting Alliance operator.

“Telepresence and business video services are becoming increasingly popular with Australian organisations as they offer significant productivity and cost benefits while enabling more collaborative working practices. We expect this demand to rise substantially in 2012 and beyond.

"Telstra’s customers expect simple, reliable and cost effective services and our participation in the Global Meeting Alliance will assist in meeting their expectations,” said Telstra Data IP Network Application & Services, executive director Philip Jones.

The Alliance will set up a standard set of processes and guidelines are applicable for service delivery and operations for all members. In addition, common customer services tools will be used to schedule, conduct and provide support for video meetings.

The service supports video business sessions that can include SD, HD and Immersive devices from the Cisco, Tandberg and Polycom product lines. ®

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