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Oct 23 2008   9:27PM GMT

Cisco TelePresence Rooms for Public Use launched

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

Tata Communications, a leading provider of the new world of communications, announced the launch of its TelePresence rooms available for public use in the United States and United Kingdom, linking to additional public rooms in Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai, India. The collaboration between Tata Communications and Cisco is the first managed telepresence service in the world to deliver public and private Cisco TelePresence  rooms to companies globally. This new service will allow companies and individuals to use Cisco TelePresence  for one-off meetings.Tata Communications is working with Cisco, Taj Hotels owner, the Indian Hotels Company Limited, and the Confederation of India Industry (CII) to offer public telepresence facilities which are available for rent on an hourly basis. The first phase of public rooms was launched in India in July at the Taj Hotels in Mumbai and Bangalore, and CII offices in Bangalore and Chennai. Tata plans to make 100 rooms available globally by the end of 2009.For further information on Tata Communications Telepresence Services visit www.tatacommunications.com/telepresence

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