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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes BCS Global For Its Outstanding Performance in the European Visual Collaboration Market

BCS Global received this award based on its portfolio strength; strategic coherence; outstanding market performance; and key achievements.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - 10 September 2012 - Based on its recent analysis of the visual collaboration market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes BCS Global with the 2012 European Frost & Sullivan Award for Service Provider of the Year.

The global visual communications market was worth £142 million in 2011 and is expected to reach £619 million by 2017. BCS Global, with its managed video conferencing, telepresence and visual collaboration portfolio, is one of the fastest growing service providers worldwide. The company focuses on seamless connection between endpoints, including home office and owns a fully deployed global B2B video exchange with interconnects to regional and global carriers.

BCS Global differentiates itself by offering a suite of innovative visual collaboration services that help businesses in different industry verticals to implement and manage a high-definition, point-to-point or multipoint solution that is available anywhere, anytime, over any network, and on any video device.  BCS Global offers a scalable application that is able to cross ISDN, IP, 3G mobile and standard broadband video connectivity. The company was the first to launch support for IPv6 and interworking between v6 and v4 video endpoints as well as the first to launch cloud-based mobile enterprise video services based on scalable video coding (SVC).

"BCS Global has a very strong visual collaboration services portfolio. Its focus on heterogeneous endpoint connectivity and eliminating the technology complexity addresses a key pain point for customers. Focusing primarily  on managed video services makes it easier for BCS Global to offer its white label services to other providers, without competing with them on other aspects of their service offering," said Frost & Sullivan Research Director Adrian Drozd. "The result was a robust 128 percent revenue growth in 2011."

"BCS Global also delivered significant achievements in 2011 in terms of major service enhancements, partnerships and customer wins," added Drozd.

The company helped found the Open Visual Communications Consortium (OVCC), launched next generation cloud-based managed desktop video services, built a partnership with XConnect to interconnect with its global video exchanges, was named Polycom Telepresence VNOC Provider and pitched its cloud-based services to enable business continuity for business travelers stranded in Europe due to the ash cloud.

In recognition of these achievements, Frost & Sullivan is pleased to present the 2012 European Frost & Sullivan Award for Service Provider of the Year in the visual communications market to BCS Global. Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated exemplary performance, and had the widest, most coherent portfolio of services over the past 12 months, in Europe. The award recognizes the recipient’s portfolio strength, strategic coherence, market performance and key achievements.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.

About BCS Global

BCS Global Networks Limited is a leading worldwide provider of managed videoconferencing, telepresence and visual collaboration services. BCS Global’s innovative videoconferencing and telepresence solutions enable interactive video collaboration with a superior user experience, allowing participants to connect seamlessly from their telepresence suites, boardroom systems, desktops, laptops, smartphones or tablets.

The company owns a fully deployed Global B2B Video Exchange, and is a proud founding member of the Open Visual Communications Consortium (OVCC), an exciting initiative of service providers working in collaboration to accelerate the adoption of visual communication in the marketplace. In addition to this, BCS Global has interconnects with various providers globally to provide seamless inter-connectivity and inter-operability for both intra and inter-company video collaboration to their users across the world regardless of their video system, network provider or type of connection.

BCS Global offers a fully managed video service that includes a 24x7x365 global help desk, and comprehensive self-serve and assisted video services. The company’s end-to-end managed solution covers all services related to user support, video networks, video endpoints and video infrastructure.

Headquartered in the UK, with offices in New York City, Toronto, Shanghai and Hong Kong, BCS Global provides end-to-end managed video collaboration services to its customers across the globe in over 85 countries across different industry verticals, and major telecom carriers and their customers globally.

For more information, please visit http://www.bcsglobal.com/ or connect with BCS Global on YouTube, LinkedIn, and @BCSGlobal on Twitter.

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