BT and Microsoft have unveiled a web conferencing package for US and UK customers, combining BT's audio conferencing services and Microsoft's Office Live Meeting internet collaboration application.
Using a phone and an internet-enabled PC, customers can access BT Conferencing's audio conferencing capabilities and Live Meeting's Windows-based interface, including presentation, scheduling and administration features.
In the last year BT has been using Live Meeting in an internal pilot. It claimed that in 2003 the use of the service saved the telco more than 6.2 million miles of business travel and resulted in significant cost savings.
As a result, BT said, it is deploying Live Meeting further across its organisation, including its current internal MeetMe audio conferencing users.
BT Retail chief executive Pierre Danon said in a statement: "Microsoft and BT already have agreed to jointly define and develop additional communication and collaboration services that we will bring to market.
"Moreover, we expect our relationship to grow, representing additional market potential for both companies."
Further details of BT Conferencing can be found here.
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