Luis Alvarez, CEO BT Global Services

Luis Alvarez, CEO BT Global Services

At BT, we’ve always been at the forefront of technological developments in the collaboration field, striving to forge the right partnerships that will help us deliver the improvements that get people talking—literally.

Research we commissioned from the University of Cambridge Engineering Design Centre reveals that the average conference call lasts 46 minutes, takes place across several locations, and can have anything from 5 to 15 people joining in, demonstrating why it’s so important to raise the quality of the audio conferencing experience.

We’ve partnered with Dolby Laboratories on a shared vision to enable audio conferences that people want to be part of, and which allow collaboration to happen. In BT® MeetMe with Dolby® Voice™, launching today in London, we take audio conferencing to a new level that’s as close as possible to a face-to-face conversation.

In the Cambridge research, 61 percent of respondents said that easily identifying who is speaking is crucial to a successful conference call. And 40 percent of participants complained that background noise causes real problems.

BT MeetMe with Dolby Voice tackles these problems to deliver an incredibly natural and effective meeting experience. One element of this is voice separation, which allows you to hear different people’s voices coming from different locations, and makes recognizing who is speaking far easier. We’ve also implemented noise filters that stop typing or rustling papers from drowning out everything else on the call.

By allowing conference call participants to feel as if they’re in the same room, our new service allows workers to focus on the content of the conversation, without being distracted or frustrated by the limitations of standard conference call technology.

The freedom for workers to focus their attention on what’s being said improves understanding, which moves business decisions forward more quickly, enables organizations to be more agile and competitive, and saves time, money, and resources.

BT MeetMe with Dolby Voice gives you clearer and more natural sound—delivering clearer and more natural conversations.