Video In the Cloud
Every major videoconferencing vendor is looking at ways to monetize the deployment of video-as-a-service, and Polycom -- which has been beating the mobile drum as loud as anyone in the field for at least a year now -- took two more steps toward that goal with its MWC announcements.
First, it expanded RealPresence Mobile, the mobile device version of its UC suite, out to smartphones. Second, and even more interestingly, it partnered with Ericsson to launch interoperable, HD-quality video-as-a-service solutions. It's the next phase of a move Polycom made in January around RealPresence Cloud, a wholesale video-as-a-service offering for service providers.