CHINA, 25 JANUARY 2010 Regus, a provider of innovative workspace solutions, has launched the world's largest public access video communication (VC) network.
Available through the Regus website, the 2,500 VC suites is made up from its own centres and partner facilities and boast a vast footprint that covers 115 nations and 1,110 cities and suburban areas.
Cut travel expenses
The demand for video communication network is increasing and this launch is in response to this requirement. According to Regus officials, the company enjoyed a global average increase of 22 per cent in VC bookings for the last year that ended on December 2009.
This growth seems to support a recent finding from Gartner that predicted the value of the VC market to hit a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.8 per cent between 2008 and 2013. The research and advisory company said this value will rise from US$3.8 billion to US$8.6 billion by 2013.
This tremendous growth will be driven by the need to cut travel expenditure and contribute to a green environment. Businesses today search for alternative communication methods that can reduce travel and Regus is prepared to address this demand.
Multiple time zones
According to Regus, video communicating can be up to 75 per cent cheaper than travelling. Mark Dixon, CEO, Regus, noted that international business relations could suffer due to the pressure of reducing travel spending and environmental damage while increasing productivity.
Regus is allowing companies to stay connected and expand their international footprint through its 1,100 locations present in cities such as Tokyo, Tehran, Tiblisi, Toronto and more.
Video communication through Regus means it can be business as usual, said Dixon.
Interested customers can book Regus' VC facilities with just three to seven days' notice and benefit from the fact that about half of the bookings run across multiple time zones. Companies can book these units immediately online from anywhere in the world.
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