With NAB in full swing this week, everyone is talking about delivering video services. Makes it a good time to discuss how Copenhagen (Denmark) based service provider Nianet has combined an extensive fiber deployment (100K+ km ) with a new investment in their IP network to offer video conferencing as a cloud service to business customers. For the small and medium sized business owner, you get big business productivity. Lease video conferencing on demand!
Nianet, which offers high-speed fiber communications throughout Denmark also distributes content from its sister company Waoo. They are now seeing the impact of companies increasingly producing their own video content, and therefore demanding faster and more symmetrical high speed data connections. The combination of fiber and high performance routers results in much faster speeds on both up and downstream.
“Businesses have really taken video communication as an alternative to physical meetings, and the technology is now spreading also from dedicated telepresence rooms for desktops and mobile devices. This places greater demands on both up and downstream, and Nianet has chosen to expand its backbone with twelve Cisco ASR 9000 routers to meet the increasing traffic and quality needs.
We also offer video conferencing as a cloud service to companies that want to begin with HD video communications. It therefore becomes easier to implement a full videoconferencing setup since we provide the server space, management software and plenty of bandwidth,” says Rasmus Helmich, CEO of Nianet.
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Tags: asr 9000, cloud, denmark, fiber network, HD, IOS XR, IPTV, nianet, Rasmus Helmich, Service Provider, TelePresence, video, video conferencing, waoo, zero loss video
- The top meeting etiquette blunder is multi-tasking whilst in face-to-face meetings.
As discussed in my previous post “What will your working environment look like in 10 years?” the business environment is set to change rapidly in the coming years. Many people have already seen some changes in their workplaces with technology such as WebEx and TelePresence enabling virtual workplaces. There are many financial, business and environmental benefits to these technologies, but one of the side-effects that seem to be appearing is bad business etiquette. Read More »
Tags: etiquette, inclusion, meetings, TelePresence, video conferencing
Continuing the spirit of true collaboration, innovation and partnership, Cisco WebEx offers video conferencing on the Apple iPad. For those of you already using the app and new users, this is a great addition to the WebEx meeting experience.
Download the new WebEx for iPad app, and enjoy the freedom to collaborate more effectively with video — anywhere. Let us know what you think.
Hear more details from Cisco’s Collaboration Software Group CTO, David Knight: http://blogs.cisco.com/news/cisco-webex-brings-mobile-video-conferencing-to-the-apple-ipad/
Tags: Apple, Apple iPad, Cisco WebEx, iPad apps, video conferencing, web conferencing
Metcalfe’s law, an iconic principle in networking, states that the value of a network is proportional by the square number of endpoints it has. In essence, the more people on the network, the more valuable it is. In part, that’s what made the PSTN so valuable…everybody used to have a fixed phone…and it’s what makes the mobile network so valuable now since every one over 14 definitely has one with many households sporting multiple ones…and it’s the driving force behind the momentum of Cisco TelePresence.
Today AT&T and BT announced the first commercially available interexchange Cisco TelePresence service . With Inter-Provider Cisco TelePresence, it’s possible to connect disparate enterprise networks over different SP networks for real-time Cisco TelePresence meetings in a highly secure, consistent, and transparent manner.
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Tags: AT&T, BT, inter-provider telepresence, Service Provider, TelePresence, video conferencing
Videoconferencing saves small businesses money and increases competitiveness
Being a small business means that you’re always maintaining a tight budget. So when there’s a financial downturn, it hits small companies harder, because there’s typically little fat to trim from an already lean budget.
According to the annual Microsoft SMB/Partner Insight Report, small businesses focused on three areas for surviving the economic downturn: reducing staff, reducing technology spending, and reducing travel. Although the survey showed that small businesses would start spending a more on staffing and technology this year, travel cost reductions will remain steady at 38%. Most of the small business owners I know would agree with this report. Would you?
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Tags: reduce travel, video, video conferencing, WebEX