Juniper Networks, Polycom Partner to Improve Experience and Economics of Visual Communication Networks

Juniper Networks and video conferencing & telepresence leader Polycom jointly announced a strategic alliance to bring a managed video services solution to market for service providers by mid-2010. The solution will improve the quality and efficiency of visual communications on a single network, so customers can confidently incorporate the technology into their core business processes and as a key component of their unified communications initiatives.

By enabling assured-quality managed video services over a converged network, the solution will help drive costs out of services delivery by allowing service providers to maximize the capabilities of their existing network, providing a more scalable and profitable model than the current overlay network model for telepresence/videoconferencing.

The solution can drive collaboration, increase productivity, and reduce costs for enterprise-wide telepresence and HD video conferencing deployments (telepresence, room and desktop) on a managed service model that can deliver a faster return on investment - through lower upfront costs and predictable on-going operational costs for video services, while providing capabilities for secure business-to-business collaboration.

The global market for visual communication managed services is projected to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 162 percent between 2008 and 2015, rising from nearly $83 million to reach approximately $940 million. Total demand for visual communication solutions and services is projected to reach $8.6B, with a CAGR of 17.8% between 2008 and 2013.

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