BT goes pan-Pacific with Microsoft

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NEW DELHI: British Telecom (BT) today announced the launch of Microsoft Live Meeting, a web conferencing product that enables users to stage live, interactive and large-scale event-type conference calls as well as smaller, collaborative meetings in Asia Pacific markets.


BT recently implemented an expansion of its conferencing solution in Asia Pacific, resulting in local, PSTN and toll-free access points for customers in Asia Pacific.

As part of the expansion, new conference switches have been installed in Tokyo and Hong Kong, while the upgraded solution allows customers local access to conference calls from 33 global locations without incurring any IDD charges.

Additionally, BT has an extensive list of toll free access numbers

available. Allen Ma, president, BT Asia Pacific, said: "Our conferencing business in Asia Pacific has grown by 67 per cent over the past 12 months, and several new major corporate customers have signed up for the popular BT MeetMe service."

Live Meeting can be used as an additional feature to enhance an audio conference such as on BT MeetMe or BT Premium, or as a standalone product. It allows users to deliver presentations, seminars and events to large or small audiences in many different locations. It also provides the ability to share applications via the Web, in real time, making meetings more effective and giving messages more impact.