MeetingServer is key to BBCOM’s conferencing service

May 20, 2004


BBCOM and Data Connection today announced that BBCOM will soon deploy Data Connection’s MeetingServer web conferencing solution.

London, UK: May 20, 2004. BBCOM and Data Connection today announced that BBCOM will soon deploy Data Connection’s Meeting Server web conferencing solution. BBCOM will integrate MeetingServer with its low-cost audio conferencing to provide a BBCOM-branded service, as well as private-label conferencing for its wholesale and enterprise customer channels. This illustrates a new trend amongst innovative network service providers like BBCOM, to use value-add applications on top of their traditional portfolio to generate revenue opportunities for themselves, and provide powerful new features for their customers.

“BBCOM has its roots in supplying bandwidth and telephony services, but it has recognized a substantial business opportunity in offering applications like integrated audio and web conferencing on top of its existing network infrastructure,”explained Phil McConnell, CEO of Data Connection. “As a low cost facilities-based provider, BBCOM is in a good position to take advantage of the increasing demand for best-of-breed conferencing services at truly competitive prices.”

BBCOM was careful to pick a solution that will expand with their conferencing business. “We spent six months closely evaluating and testing products from a list of prestigious domestic and international vendors,” said Larry Anthony, Senior Vice President of Business Development. “We need a robust web conferencing solution capable of supporting millions of monthly end-user minutes. We found the ideal offering with Data Connection’s product.”

The flexibility of the solution was also an important factor in choosing a supplier. The MeetingServer interface is easily customizable for rebranding. “In MeetingServer, we have a fully-featured conferencing service that can be tailored to fit a wide range of specific requirements,” said Anthony. “We’ll use it for BBCOM’s Total Collaborationsm branded service, as well as a private-label conference product offering for our large corporate customers. MeetingServer gives us the features and adaptability we need in the competitive field of web conferencing services.”

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