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Watch: Made in India video conferencing apps in the race against Zoom, Teams

9 Jul, 2020

Earlier this week, Reliance Jio entered the video conferencing solutions market with JioMeet in a highly-competitive space that has seen an increase in activity since the emergence of Covid-19 pandemic. 

JioMeet shares the space with apps such as Floor by 10Times, KLmeet by Knowledge Lens among others. Telecom giant Bharti Airtel is also expected to soon release an enterprise-grade video conferencing app. 

The homegrown apps are trying to grab a share in the local video conferencing market, which is currently dominated by foreign heavyweights such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet.

For Zoom, India is a major market. The country accounted for 18.2% of the 131 million downloads that San Jose, California-based Zoom Video Communications-owned platform witnessed in April, mobile marketing analytics firm Sensor Tower recently said.

The Indian government is, however, encouraging the development of local apps, citing security issues. The centre recently launched a campaign to scout for local alternatives to popular foreign applications. 

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In this video, TechCircle provides a brief overview of some of the options available for enterprises and startups who want to switch to Made in India video conferencing applications.