Airtel Partners With BlueJeans to Offer India-Centric Video Conferencing Service

Airtel Partners With BlueJeans to Offer India-Centric Video Conferencing Service

BlueJeans is known as one of the most secure video conferencing services available today. This comes as most employers around the world are recommending their staff to work from home when able, hence increasing reliance on video conferencing apps like Zoom or its modest Indian rip-off, Jio Meet. 

Airtel has now announced a major partnership with BlueJeans for bringing a video conferencing service to India. This is part of the company’s recent announcement to bring a video calling app to India with a focus on enterprise users. 

BlueJeans was acquired by American telecommunications giant Verizon in May 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. A statement put out by Airtel and BlueJeans mentions that there are going to be cloud servers located in India for low-latency and high-performance video calls within India, something that could be an appealing prospect for enterprise users. 

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There’s no official word on the commercial availability of this service, but we do know that this joint-venture will be marketed under the ‘Airtel BlueJeans’ brand name. It is said that Airtel BlueJeans will have an audio solution built-in which basically allows users to dial-in to join meetings. 

In terms of security, BlueJeans offers meeting lock, secure storage and transmission, randomized meeting IDs, fraud detection, participant passcodes, and a wide range of authentication options to choose from. 

There are several other log in options available including the ability to join a meeting from a web browser without requiring dedicated software or an app. BlueJeans runs on WebRTC and HTML5 standards to enable this.

“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,” Vestberg added.

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