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Premiere Global Enters Fast-Growing Chinese Market
Premiere Global’s Virtual Meeting Solutions to Drive Enhanced Productivity and Reduced Travel for Professionals Doing Business in China
Jan 1, 2009
ATLANTA, January 8, 2008 - Premiere Global Services (NYSE: PGI), a global provider of on-demand, communication technologies–based business process improvement solutions, today announced it has entered the Chinese market through a strategic agreement with one of China’s leading communications services provider.
Through this new arrangement, companies doing business in China will now be able to meet and collaborate virtually via Premiere Global’s hassle-free, cost-effective audio and Web conferencing solutions.
According to research from Frost & Sullivan, the market for conferencing services in China is projected to reach $174.1 million by 2013, representing a 22.5 percent compound annual growth rate. “The growth potential for conferencing services in China is truly compelling,” said Roopam Jain, Principal Analyst for Conferencing and Collaboration, Frost & Sullivan. “Rising awareness and changes in cultural preferences are accelerating adoption and leading to rapid growth in new users each year.”
Premiere Global’s entry into China follows its expansion into India last year and the Nordic region in 2007, and it increases the company’s global presence to 24 countries. In 2008, Premiere Global’s audio and Web conferencing technologies allowed more than 102 million people from 60 countries to meet virtually and today, the company’s international regions are the fastest growing and most profitable of its reportable segments.
“Our global footprint delivers significant value to our 50,000 plus customers and continues to be a meaningful, competitive differentiator for our company,” said Boland T. Jones, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Premiere Global Services, Inc. “Our customers are increasingly looking for ways to lower costs and improve productivity by replacing expensive and inconvenient face-to-face meetings with virtual meetings. By continuing to expand our presence in high-growth, developing markets, we get closer to our ultimate goal of enabling Premiere Global to facilitate any meeting, anytime, anywhere.”
About Premiere Global Services, Inc.
Premiere Global Services, Inc., formerly Ptek Holdings, Inc., is a leading global provider of innovative business communications and data services. Customers use our ASP platform to conduct traditional and VoIP-based collaboration sessions and to process and deliver large quantities of individualized, business critical information. Premiere Global offers outsourced document delivery, data capture, alerts/notifications and campaign management solutions that automate customers' business processes and improve efficiency levels enterprise-wide. We also offer a full suite of conferencing solutions, including automated, operator-assisted and Web collaboration services that enable customers to communicate real-time via our advanced, open standards global conferencing platform.
Premiere Global serves more than 46,000 corporate accounts in nearly every business sector, throughout 18 countries worldwide. Our corporate headquarters is located at 3399 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 700, Atlanta, GA 30326. Additional information can be found at www.pgi.com.
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