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Video-as-a-service offering to help Vietnam's SMBs cut cost, boost productivity

Video-as-a-service offering to help Vietnam's SMBs cut cost, boost productivity

By SMBWorld Asia Editors | Mar 14, 2012

Vietnam Post & Telecommunication (VNPT), the largest telecommunications carrier in Vietnam, has launched MegaConference, a new cloud-delivered video conferencing service for businesses, in collaboration with Polycom, Inc.
MegaConference is a subscription-based video conferencing service, also known as Video-as-a-Service (VaaS), designed to deliver a face-to-face communication solution in a pay-as-you-use model to businesses, allowing for more efficient collaboration anywhere and anytime. 
The MegaConference service is powered by the Polycom RealPresence Platform – the most comprehensive and interoperable software infrastructure for universal video collaboration, providing the carrier-grade scalability, reliability, availability, and security required for service providers to deliver VaaS offerings to SMBs and enterprises.
Video collaboration is taking off in countries throughout Asia, and in emerging markets such as Vietnam. A recent Forrester survey found that 55% of APAC businesses already use video conferencing today, and 84% of firms in APAC have either implemented video or plan to within the next year.
The new MegaConference offering will provide Vietnam organisations with a secure, high-quality, reliable, flexible and cost-effective collaboration solution to support and drive productivity and efficiencies in day-to-day business operations. MegaConference is available in four levels of service offerings, tailored to address the diversified needs of organisations at any scale and in any industry, including government, healthcare, education, hospitality and enterprises.
"In the current competitive landscape, businesses are tasked with finding the most efficient and cost-effective ways to increase productivity and accelerate operations at a faster pace than ever before," said Mr. Pham Duc Long, Vice Director of VNPT HCMC. “Increasingly Vietnam businesses are turning to video collaboration as a mission-critical productivity tool, and cloud-based Video-as-a-Service options make it fast and easy to deliver video conferencing while dramatically reducing the cost to support multi-party video meetings. Our service packages are designed to meet the needs of every business. MegaConference is the right video solution to deliver not only cost savings for our customers, but also provide a higher level of flexibility and productivity that supports business growth." 
VNPT selected the PolycomRealPresence Platform as the software infrastructure of choice due to the unique open-standards approach of the platform, which ensures integration with hundreds of unified communications, business and social networking applications, bridging silos, and truly unifying communications across the enterprise.
The Polycom RealPresence Platform seamlessly integrates with VNPT's core networking andsecurity infrastructure to deliver secure collaboration across heterogeneous networks with up to 50 percent less bandwidth consumption than other solutions in the marketplace today.
"The Polycom RealPresence Platform is helping VNPT get to market faster, while enabling us to easily manage the delivery and provisioning of the MegaConference service," Pham Duc Long added.
 “Service providers are critical partners to drive video collaboration growth through VaaS offerings, which will dramatically lower the up-front investment for SMBs and enterprises, enabling them to reap the benefits of video collaboration,” says Chris Taylor, Polycom Regional Director for ASEAN, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea.

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