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Despite optics, carriers have roles in Cisco’s TelePresence play

News | 12/21/2006 5:00 am EST

At first glance, it seems Cisco Systems Inc. has shut Canadian telcos out of its new telepresence ecosystem. The network equipment maker chose IBM Corp. – not Bell Canada, MTS Allstream Inc. or Telus Corp. – to bring its new high-definition video conferencing system to Canuck businesses. But according to industry observers, carriers do have positions to play in the telepresence game.

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