New immersive, state-of-the-art facility at Shanghai's leading 5* luxury hotel enables virtual business collaboration across continents
New York (NYSE) & Mumbai (NSE & BSE) - June 4th 2013 - Tata Communications a leading provider of A New World of Communications, announces the addition of a state-of-the-art "virtual meeting" Telepresence suite to its global network, situated in the heart of downtown Shanghai. Launched in partnership with China Mobile and JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai, the new in-hotel facility located within the 5* luxury JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Tomorrow Square, provides participants a life-sized, high definition and immersive virtual collaboration experience.
Telepresence is the next generation of video conferencing that provides a fully immersive, life-like and high definition 'virtual' meeting experience. This creates the potential to improve all sorts of business interaction through better and more frequent meetings, resulting in stronger customer relationships and accelerated sales cycles, better project management and tighter integration of remote offices.
Through a partnership with China Mobile, the JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Telepresence facility will be connected to Tata Communications' Global Meeting Exchange™ Telepresence inter-exchange network - one of the broadest and widest-reaching Telepresence networks available today. This network has connectivity to all Tata Communications' private Telepresence rooms as well as the customers of service providers with whom it has inter-exchange connectivity agreements in place, and vice versa. Tata Communications' Global Meeting Exchange™ Telepresence inter-exchange network also serves as a gateway to its public room Telepresence network with more than 40 rooms across five continents.
Peter Quinlan, Vice President, Integrated Business Video Services, Tata Communications says, "China is currently the world's second largest economy and one of the fastest growing markets globally. The desire for convenient, immersive and professional business communications with this market has never been stronger. In partnership with China Mobile and JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai, the addition of Shanghai to our Telepresence community provides companies doing business with China – and Chinese companies doing business internationally – with a powerful collaboration tool and a great way to accelerate and enhance all manner of relationships."
Silvio Rosenberger, General Manager, JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai says, "There is an increasing demand to incorporate technology, virtual meetings and social media into new meeting offerings from the next generation of business customers. As the only hotel in Shanghai equipped with a Telepresence meeting suite, this is another example of JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai's commitment to innovation by offering our clients an exciting, new meeting solution that facilitates a 'face-to-face' meeting in the same room, regardless of global location."
The Shanghai public Telepresence room offers users who do not have Telepresence rooms within their company, access to this cutting-edge technology at an affordable hourly rate.
For more information about Telepresence, please visit: http://www.tatacommunications.com/telepresence/
About China Mobile
China Mobile Limited (the "Company", and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group") was incorporated in Hong Kong on 3 September 1997. The Company was listed on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited ("HKEx" or the "Stock Exchange") on 22 October 1997 and 23 October 1997, respectively. The Company was admitted as a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong on 27 January 1998.
As the leading mobile services provider in Mainland China, the Group boasts the world's largest mobile network and the world's largest mobile customer base. In 2012, the Company was once again selected as one of the "FT Global 500" by Financial Times and "The World's 2,000 Biggest Public Companies" by Forbes magazine, and was again recognized on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes ("DJSI").
About JW Marriott
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International's luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today's sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretence.
JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 60 JW Marriott hotels in 24 countries; by 2015 the portfolio is expected to encompass 79 properties in 28 countries. Visit us online, jwmarriott.com, @jwmarriott and facebook.com/JWMarriott.
About JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai
Rising 60 stories above downtown Puxi, the JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai at Tomorrow Square provides breathtaking views of the Shanghai skyline and offers lavish accommodations and a host of culinary delights in its six restaurants, lounge and bar. The five-star luxury hotel comprises 342 exquisite guest rooms and suites featuring 24-hour concierge and room service along with an executive level and lounge.
About Tata Communications
Tata Communications Limited along with its subsidiaries (Tata Communications) is a leading global provider of a new world of communications. With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers.
The Tata Communications global network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks and a Tier-1 IP network with connectivity to more than 200 countries and territories across 400 PoPs, as well as nearly 1 million square feet of data centre and collocation space worldwide.
Tata Communications' depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services, leadership in global international voice, and strategic investments in South Africa (Neotel), Sri Lanka (Tata Communications Lanka Limited) and Nepal (United Telecom Limited). Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India and its ADRs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TCL).
Forward-looking and cautionary statements
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