India’s largest telecom company Bharti Airtel, and the world’s largest communication technology company Verizon to plan to launch its own simple and seamless video conferencing platform BlueJeans to rival JioMeet. There are already unified growing video conferencing services available in the market such as Google Meet, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and the latest release of JioMeet.
Airtel BlueJeans offer simple, secure, and reliable user experience with low latency and improved quality to provide the best service for India based customers.
The India Government already banned 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, UC Browser, Shareit, and WeChat on 29 June 2020. Telecom and information technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said “India should become a hub for mobile and electronics manufacturing and create in-house apps to end its dependence on foreign origin apps that push their own agenda”. Airtel BlueJeans will help startup companies to reduce dependency on foreign apps.
“BlueJeans, Verizon’s enterprise-grade video conferencing service, helps people communicate and collaborate across mobile, desktop, browser and conference rooms and has a long-standing history of providing simple, reliable, and trusted solutions while meeting the stringent security needs of banks, healthcare providers and other organizations.”
India, along with the rest of the world, is witnessing a massive surge in demand for enterprise-grade video conferencing tools as Work From Home and virtual meetings become the new normal. This alliance in India will bring Airtel and Verizon together to address the need for seamless and secure business collaboration as organizations move from office-based work to work from anywhere.
“Companies of all sizes around the world have seen the requirement for reliable, high-quality video conferencing services and require trusted partners to ensure the highest level of security,” said Hans Vestberg, Chief Executive Officer of Verizon. “We are proud to come together with Airtel to help more Indian organizations benefit from our world-class communication product during this work-from-home era and beyond.”
“Airtel has always partnered with the best to deliver world-class services to its customers,” said Gopal Vittal, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Bharti Airtel. “We are delighted to collaborate with Verizon to bring Airtel BlueJeans to enterprise and SMB customers in India. Airtel BlueJeans is a highly differentiated video conferencing solution that sets the benchmark with its high levels of security and ease of use. We look forward to building a deep partnership with Verizon to serve the needs of emerging digital India.”
BlueJeans’ enterprise-level security features include meeting lock, secure transmission and storage, randomized meeting IDs, participant passcodes, fraud detection, and a variety of authentication options. The platform uses open, proven standards for security as well as the WebRTC and HTML5 standards for browser-based access, enabling users to participate in meetings and events without requiring software downloads, a key requirement in some secure environments.