Comcast Business, a unit of
), has decided to incorporate the AnyMeeting software in its
Upware cloud marketplace. The software offers web conferencing
and webinar services to small business enterprises.
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Both the companies will collaborate to deliver superior web
conferencing services to small and medium business (SMB) clients
which includes video conferencing in six different methods, VoIP
audio conferencing, screen sharing, presentation sharing,
recording and mobile access.
Research firm AMI-Partners believes that there is a growing
demand for web conferencing services among SMB customers. Over
the next three years, the firm expects North America to generate
nearly $1.4 billion revenues annually from web conferencing, up
from $560 million in 2012, growing at a CAGR of 26%.
Comcast's cloud computing service is highly popular with 50%
subscribers using its next-generation web-capable platform -
"X1." This platform offers a hybrid IP/QAM video gateway with an
advanced user interface and the ability to port third-party apps
that tie into a cloud-based infrastructure. X1 service will
be available nationwide by the end of 2013.
Comcast is gradually deploying its next-generation Xfinity TV, an
on-demand, Web-based service for subscribers with access to both
video programming and the Internet. The new Xfinity TV set-top
box has an innovative system to quickly navigate between live and
on-demand programming. A new user interface incorporates content
), Internet Radio of
Pandora Media Inc.
), and news and weather applications.
Comcast also entered into an agreement with
) to enable its subscribers to access Xfinity TV online content
from the Microsoft Xbox. Xfinity TV currently covers 95% of the
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