Polycom launches Video-as-a-Service solution, partners Airtel in India

New Delhi , January 20, 2012 – Global leader in standards-based unified communications, Polycom, Inc. has launched a new strategy to enable service providers to offer cloud-delivered,Video-as-a-Service (VaaS) solutions to its customers. In India Polycom will partner with Mobile phone services leader Airtel, to deliver video collaboration solutions to SMBs and enterprises Polycom is globally unveiling the Polycom RealPresence Cloud, a wholesale, carrier-ready offering to enable service providers to quickly bring to market, Value added service offerings. RealPresence Cloud solutions are designed specifically for service providers to equip them with the carrier-grade infrastructure, vend points and services they need to offer businesses of all sizes subscription-based solutions for video collaboration. 
The new offering for service providers is designed to accelerate the penetration and adoption of Polycom video collaboration solutions among SMBs (small to medium sized businesses) and enterprises who want either a hybrid solution of both premises-based video collaboration solutions and video on demand, or a pure VaaS solution.

Wainhouse Research predicts the five-year compound annual growth rate for the hosted and managed UC market worldwide is forecast to be 30.7 percent with revenues of approximately US$5billion in 20151, further expanding Polycom’s total addressable market. http://www.polycom.asia