PGi customers, partners, shareholders and other stakeholders,
I am thrilled to announce a new strategic alliance with Deutsche Telekom, Germany’s premiere integrated telecommunications company. This multi-year, multi-million dollar agreement establishes Deutsche Telekom as the exclusive reseller of PGi‘s innovative new video conferencing solution, iMeet, in Germany.
Today, PGi and Deutsche Telekom announced this exciting new alliance at CeBIT, the digital industry’s largest global event. Deutsche Telekom plans to initially offer iMeet to Germany’s small business community this summer and will expand to the German enterprise and consumer markets later this year. iMeet will also be hosted locally in Deutsche Telekom’s German data centers and soon offered to subscribers in the Business Marketplace in the Deutsche Telekom Cloud Center.
The PGi-Deutsche Telekom alliance further validates that iMeet is an important collaboration solution and that communications providers are looking for intuitive, highly usable online meetings solutions that they can deliver reliably to their customers.
With iMeet, we created an entirely new way to meet, a simple, personal and mobile solution that brings creativity and the human element back into every meeting. iMeet gives users their own personal meeting room online that unites video conferencing and audio conferencing with social networking and file sharing, the first robust, integrated solution of its kind. Now, leveraging Deutsche Telekom’s global reach and deep expertise in the telecommunications market, I am excited to help Germans everywhere meet in new, refreshingly human ways, regardless of device, location or time zones.
This strategic alliance fills a void in the German marketplace for an online meeting solution that connects work colleagues, friends and family in a simple, personal and mobile way. As Wainhouse Research analyst Marc Beattie said in today’s press release, “There are currently many services that look the same, and most have become extraordinarily complicated to use — iMeet is different. It is unique in its approach, easy to access, intuitive, fun and highly productive way to bring teams of people together.”
For more details on this alliance, please refer to our press release and stay tuned for additional comments, videos and CeBIT coverage here on the PGi Blog.