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Premiere Global's Communications Operating System Empowers Rogers Wireless Subscribers with New Mobile Conferencing Technology
Premiere Global’s ConferenceAnywhere Application Brings Industry-Leading Conferencing Capabilities to the Handheld
Oct 15, 2007
ATLANTA, GA, October 15, 2007 - Premiere Global Services, Inc. (NYSE: PGI), a global provider of on-demand business process improvement solutions, today announced it has entered into a strategic alliance with Rogers Wireless, the wireless voice, data and messaging division of Canada’s leading communications and media company, Rogers Communications, Inc.(TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI).
As part of the agreement, Rogers Wireless hasutilized Premiere Global’s open standards APIsto integrate the mobile business application, ConferenceAnywhere, directly from the Premiere Global Communications Operating System (PGiCOS) into its wireless offerings, enabling Rogers’ subscribers to easily host and control an audio conference call from their BlackBerry® or other handheld device.
Premiere Global’s proprietary ConferenceAnywhere technology provides Rogers Wireless subscribers with a market leading personal and secure conferencing service for up to 15 simultaneous participants. The ConferenceAnywhere application, which can be accessed and activated directly from a subscriber’s handheld device, provides advanced conferencing features within the existing mobile device menu. These features include “two-click” initiation of a multi-party conference call, as well as the ability to easily invite additional participants to join the call, direct dial-out to participants, call locking functionality for added security, call recording for later playback, and many more.
The service is available for Rogers Wireless’s seven million subscribers, and charges are incurred on a subscriber’s current monthly wireless bill. Rogers customers may sign up for ConferenceAnywhere through their DoMore mobile business application portal.
“With an estimated 16 billion conferencing minutes connecting through mobile phones in 2007, mobile conferencing presents a significant channel opportunity for conferencing providers. This partnership between Rogers Wireless and Premiere Global is just the beginning of a whole new suite of collaboration services catering to the remote and mobile worker,”said Marc Beattie, Senior Analyst, Wainhouse Research. “Initiating or participating in a conference call from a mobile handset has always been a challenge, however by embedding Premiere Global’s application directly into their handheld device and wireless bill, Rogers Wireless subscribers now have a simple to use and effective mobile audio conferencing capability.”
“Nearly one in four participants joins a conference call from a mobile device. We are excited to make this process easier and more effective for the millions of Rogers Wireless subscribers,” said Boland T. Jones, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Premiere Global Services, Inc. “Enabling Rogers Wireless subscribers to access and download the ConferenceAnywhere application is a great example of how partners can utilize our open standards APIs to develop new applications that leverage our extensive communication technologies capabilities and the power of the Premiere Global Communications Operating System.”
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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