The meetings experts at PGi (NYSE: PGI) today announced a new partnership agreement with CenturyLink, the country’s third largest telecommunications company.
Under terms of the agreement, CenturyLink (centurylink.com) is offering PGi’s GlobalMeet online meeting solution, private-labeled as CenturyLink Web Conferencing, to its customers. CenturyLink also uses GlobalMeet internally for hosting meetings.
“CenturyLink’s agreement with PGi underscores our continuing commitment to integrate best-in-class technologies to provide high-quality, value-added services to our customers,” said Cindy Humphrey, vice president, marketing and product management at CenturyLink. “CenturyLink Web Conferencing is a great complement to the other telecommunications and network services we provide to our customers today.”
“PGi is excited to partner with CenturyLink to offer a simple, affordable web and audio conferencing solution to their employees and customers,” said J. Scott Tapp, PGi’s executive vice president of sales and marketing. “We designed GlobalMeet to be easily private-labeled, to enable our partners to offer this high-value online meeting solution.”
GlobalMeet is a fully integrated web conferencing and audio conferencing solution, with a simple interface designed to provide the easiest online meeting experience possible. GlobalMeet requires no software downloads for meeting guests, and it has a convenient “connect me” feature that calls participants automatically, making dial-in numbers and passcodes obsolete.
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