Saturday, December 6th, 2014

100,000 GEMS Students Participate in Record-Breaking Sing-along Conducted via Streamed Webcast

PARIS, FRANCE -- (Marketwired) -- Arkadin, an NTT Communications company, and one of the largest and fastest growing providers of Unified Communications and Collaboration services, announced today that its ArkadinWebcast service enabled 100,000 GEMS students, teachers, parents and staff located all over the world to participate in a virtual sing-along of the United Arab Emirates' national anthem. The event set a Guinness World record for the most nationalities singing a national anthem at any one time.

UAE-based GEMS Education, an international organization committed to educational advancement of students throughout the world, organized the online event as an opportunity to promote diversity and tolerance in conjunction with the country's National Day celebration. A reliable, multimedia webcast solution capable of reaching thousands of participants was critical for streaming the activities live and simultaneously to the participating GEMS schools.

"Arkadin's technology, coupled with their capable team of technical experts, ensured a flawless production for spreading our message of unity through diversity," said Amal Al Bayari, director of government relations at GEMS.

"We're privileged to have partnered with GEMS in providing the webcast technology that connected such a large and diverse cross-section of their school communities," says Christophe Reyes, managing director, Europe, Middle East and Africa for Arkadin.

ArkadinWebcast is a full-service, cloud-based online technology for staging rich, multi-media experiences that can be broadcast to thousands of participants worldwide. Organizations are supported at every stage to guarantee a successful event, including strategic planning, fully customized registration and landing pages, invitations, speaker training, and event marketing and post-event analytics.

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About Arkadin

Arkadin is one of the largest and fastest growing Collaboration Service Providers in the world. With a vision rooted in the belief that progress emerges from people's desire to share, Arkadin offers a complete range of integrated audio, web, and video conferencing and Unified Communications solutions. These services are delivered in the cloud for fast, scalable deployment and a high ROI. Arkadin's global network of 53 operating centers in 32 countries has dedicated local support teams to service 37,000 customers. As an NTT Communications Group company, Arkadin offers the most comprehensive Collaboration and Unified Communications solutions for meeting customer needs around the world. For more information:


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