AT&T, BT and Tata Communications conducted a multipoint, intercompany Cisco TelePresence meeting across multiple carrier networks, demonstrating the technical ability for a Cisco TelePresence user to call others on any carrier network with high levels of security and reliability. (For more on telepresence, click here).

The demonstration at Cisco Live 2009 consists of inter-carrier Cisco TelePresence connections between the following sites: AT&T Telepresence Solution sites in Bedminster and Morristown, N.J., and Chicago; BT site in Colorado Springs, CO; Cisco site at Cisco Live in San Francisco; and Tata sites in Boston and London.

"Today’s demonstration marks a significant milestone for Cisco’s service provider partners and our customers," said Marthin De Beer, SVP, emerging technologies group, Cisco, in a statement. "With inter-carrier intercompany Cisco TelePresence, we’re extending the power of video communications and collaboration across network service providers to bring people a new visual experience that’s as easy as making a phone call."

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