Tata Sky Deploys Nuance's Speech Recognition

Nuance Communications has announced that Tata Sky, a satellite television service provider in India, has deployed Nuance's speech recognition technology in its contact center. Customers can now speak naturally, in English, Hindi, or in any one of 10 additional Indian languages, to resolve their questions or be routed to the appropriate customer service representative.

Tata Sky has a widespread network, providing more than 270 channels and interactive services in Pan India. Previously, customers calling into the contact center would have to navigate through lengthy menu prompts to be routed to the appropriate agent to handle their question, resulting in unnecessarily long call times.

Tata Sky turned to Nuance to implement speech recognition technology into its IVR system so that callers could simply state the reason for their call. A popular service provided by Tata Sky allows customers to simply say the name of a movie and the desired time for viewing in order to watch a particular movie. This process is now completely automated and saves customers from having to wait to speak to an agent to order a movie, reducing unnecessary call transfers and allowing agents to answer more complex queries.

"Tata Sky's IVR speech implementation has given them a real advantage when it comes to servicing their customers, setting them apart from the competition," said Sunny Rao, general manager, India and ASEAN, Nuance, in a statement. "Speech recognition allows customers to have an experience that exceeds expectations. Customers can now receive service how and when they want, by choosing their preferred language and speaking conversationally."

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