By MARTIN EKPEKE
Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking, communication and collaboration, said it has completed its acquisition of TANDBERG, a global leader in video communications, to offer higher quality video conferencing solutions over lower bandwidth.
This transaction, and the consequent creation of an extensive combined product portfolio, accelerates Cisco’s vision of changing the way people communicate and collaborate by delivering simple, unique collaboration experiences for customers in Nigeria.
Richard Edet, managing director, Cisco Nigeria said “Cisco’s acquisition of Tandberg portends great benefits for our customers in Nigeria. Now that Tandberg is a part of the Cisco TelePresence portfolio, the Tandberg product line will extend Cisco collaboration video offerings from immersive rooms to mobile PCs, enabling innovative architecture features and end-user applications.
Through this combined offering, the Cisco TelePresence business provides customers with access to a fully integrated architecture, a comprehensive network-based endpoint and infrastructure portfolio that is designed to help provide multivendor interoperability and a suite of unique experiences, customizable applications and flexible deployment models.
Cisco TelePresence solutions power the new way of working, where everyone, everywhere can be more productive through face- to-face collaboration, it enhances customers accessibility, flexibility and scalability in gaining the benefits of global video collaboration. Now with Tandberg, Cisco brings together the industry’s broadest portfolio of TelePresence services and solutions, advancing users business communications and enabling a new way of working that puts people at the centre.
Cisco aims to provide consistency and investment protection for customers while speeding innovation that will positively impact the creation of new collaboration experiences. “This is a very important step for our customers in the journey to put Nigerians at the center of collaboration and change the way we work” said Edet.