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Airtel launched Verizon-owned BlueJeans in India to take on JioMeets: It still has a long way to go

The video conferencing service will be available to both enterprises and end customers along with regular consumers

In the past few months due to the coronavirus pandemic India and in the rest of the world we have seen a massive surge in the demand for video calling services. Earlier this month Reliance Jio launched its video-conferencing app JioMeet in India and in order to take on Jio, Bharti Airtel was also seen working on its own unified video conferencing tool in the country. Now BlueJeans has finally made its debut in the Indian market. To bring the service the company has partnered with Verizon-owned BlueJeans. The service by the telecom operator will not be limited to the general public but will be extended to both enterprises and end customers.

“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.”   

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As part of this partnership, Airtel will offer secure enterprise-grade video conferencing solutions under the brand name – Airtel BlueJeans – to enterprise customers in India. The video conferencing tool is going to give competition to other apps such as Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams and Skype and JioMeet that already have a strong user base in India. So, Indian Telecom has partnered with Verizon, one of the largest communication technology companies in the world to bring video conferencing solutions to businesses in India.

BlueJeans is Verizon’s enterprise-grade video conferencing service that is now available through Airtel in the country. It will help people communicate and collaborate across mobile, desktop, browser and conference rooms. According to the company seeking stringent security needs of banks, healthcare providers and other organizations the BlueJeans will provide simple, reliable and trusted solutions. It is going to offer low latency and improved quality of service for India-based customers that is stated to be fully integrated with Airtel’s network, including its data centers, to ensure that customers are offered a state of the art, reliable and secure customer experience. In addition to this the video conferencing service will also provide an integrated audio solution, giving its customers convenient dial-in options to join the meetings starts at 50 paise per call.

While announcing BlueJeans in India the company said 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. 

This service in the country will be offering enterprise-level security features such as meeting lock, secure transmission and storage, randomized meeting IDs, participant passcodes, fraud detection, and a variety of authentication options. This platform makes use of 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. The platform has support for 150 presenters and up to 50,000 attendees.  

According to the company initially, it will be offering BlueJeans Meetings, BlueJeans Events, BlueJeans Rooms and the BlueJeans Gateway for Microsoft Teams. 

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