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Bestel Inaugurates Its Public Telepresence Service with Cisco Support

MEXICO CITY, July 2, 2012 – The Mexican telecommunications company Bestel has choosen Cisco TelePresenceTM for the Bestel Public TelePresence Room Service. Cisco TelePresence enables an immersive face-to-face experience over the network, allowing meeting attendees to feel as if they were all in the same room, even if they are miles apart, thus enriching collaboration.

In Bestel's Public TelePresence Room Service, the solution will be implemented via the Cisco TelePresence System 3010, which combines three immersive life-size screens, offering ultra-high-definition video (1080p) and spatial audio, a specially designed environment with interactive elements that create the feeling of being "physically present" with participants in remote locations. The room is created to host up to 18 attendees in two rows of participants, 6 in the front row and 12 in a second row.

To complete the collaboration experience, Bestel's Public TelePresence Room Service allows the attendees to share information through the displays and screens inside the room. The Cisco TelePresence Manger software manages Cisco Unified Communications Manager, which shares the schedule of meetings through a calendar invitation.

Corporations, public and private institutions, governments, schools, and many other entities of all sizes are using Cisco TelePresence technology to reduce costs, improve productivity and transform business processes. "Decisions that had to wait several weeks can now be taken in hours, and costs can be significantly reduced. People can save several hours per week, increasing productivity and work/life balance," said Rogelio Velasco, general manager of Cisco Systems de Mexico.

Bestel´s Public TelePresence Room Service suites are located in Mexico City and Monterrey at the following addresses:

Mexico City:

World Trade Center
Montecito 38, floor 1
Colonia Nápoles
CP. 03810

and

Monterrey, Nuevo León:
Paricutin 550, planta baja
Col. Nuevo Repueblo
CP. 64700

Each TelePresence Public Room Service suite is open from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 to 18:00 hrs, and it can be rented starting from 1 hour of use.

About Bestel

Bestel is a telecommunications operator company with more than 12 years of experience offering advanced solutions through the second-largest optical fiber network in Mexico.

The Bestel network has a current longitude in excess of 25,000 kilometers and has an installed capacity of 100 Gbps redundant connections to the Internet. Bestel administers the largest network of private telepresence suites in the world and offers communication to one of the largest overall telepresence networks. It is the country's leader in telecommunication services for cable operators, health, and education sectors, and the first operator to offer integrated security services. 

Since 2007, Bestel is a member of the Televisa Group, the second-largest media conglomerate in Latin America.  Televisa has more than 2 million clients of paid TV content and more than 79,000 thousand kilometers of optical fiber and wiring throughout Mexico. The incorporation of Bestel to the Televisa Group allows the company to strengthen its telecommunications operations, as well as incorporate financial stability and paramount growth plans.

For more information, please visit: www.bestel.com.mx

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