Professional services firm Deloitte has selected Nortel to provide it with global telepresence, video conferencing and associated multimedia services.
Under a managed services agreement with Nortel, Deloitte and as many as 130 member firm locations will obtain the services. The arrangement was prompted by rising fuel prices, airfares and environmental sensitivity, Nortel says.
Nortel will provision the services from Multimedia Network Operations Centers deployed globally. The services include implementation, network monitoring and 24/7 support.
Nortel's telepresence services include systems from multiple equipment suppliers, most notably Polycom and Tandberg, with which Nortel has achieved global telepresence service certification.