Airtel To Launch Its Own Video-conferencing App: BlueJeans
Airtel releases BlueJeans as an alternative to Zoom just weeks after Reliance’s JioMeet.
Highlights of the Story
- BlueJeans is owned by US telecom operator Verizon and Airtel has partnered with them to get the service to India.
- The new solution offers real-time meeting analytics.
- It is now listed on Airtel’s site.
Telecom operator Airtel is releasing its own version of the video-conference call app called BlueJeans. To make this possible, Airtel has partnered with Verizon-owned BlueJeans to rival against JioMeet and Zoom.
Airtel is yet to make an official announcement on the same. At the same time, we are seeing a listing on Airtel’s official site highlighting the app’s features.
In this time of the pandemic, we are seeing an increase in digital platforms. In the past week, Reliance released its version of Zoom, JioMeet for enterprise users and consumers. As work from home is becoming a norm, Google Meet, Microsoft’s Teams, and more are getting more attention as the need to coordinate for work increases.
Hence, Airtel after partnering with Verizon-owned BlueJeans is bringing out Airtel BlueJeans in the Indian market.
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Features of Airtel BlueJeans
Airtel is making this available only to enterprise users as of now. This app will have real-time meetings analytics and live meeting controls. Users can also get dial-in options starting at 50 paise per call. There is an Airtel Audio Bridge integration to enable India and international dial-in support on a pay-per-use model.
Airtel BlueJeans will work across desktop and mobile as well. It is coming with enterprise-grade security. Airtel is also adding another key feature – data localization. This will be helpful for those that want their data to be stored in India.
This is designed to work on both desktop and mobile platforms. It is also accessible via web browsers and virtual desktop infrastructures. It is said to be interoperable with Cisco, Poly, Lifesize, and other room system gears that are based on SIP or H.323 standards. Moreover, meetings taking place using Airtel BlueJeans have two-step authentication.
For security, Airtel BlueJeans will offer AES-256 GCM encryption. Additionally, it will also provide a waiting room with controls for managing who can be admitted into a meeting.
Airtel BlueJeans will initially be available as a free trial. Users will have to register on the Airtel website and 24-hours after registration, the service will get activated.
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