Airtel partners with Verizon, rolls out video conferencing platform

Airtel partners with Verizon, rolls out video conferencing platform
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15 Jul, 2020

Homegrown firm Bharti Airtel has partnered with New York-based telecom solutions giant Verizon Wireless to launch a video conferencing platform, Airtel BlueJeans.

Verizon acquired Mountain View, California-based cloud video conferencing solutions provider BlueJeans in April this year. By partnering with Airtel, Verizon looks to tap into the growing video conferencing market in India, as per a statement.

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BlueJeans, which will be integrated with Airtel’s network and its data centres, will offer enterprise-grade video conferencing solutions for businesses in India, the statement said. An integrated audio solution will also be rolled out to provide customers with dial-in options to join meetings, it added.

Businesses can access Airtel BlueJeans for free the first three months, after which the service will be offered at a “very competitive” price, TechCrunch reported, citing Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal.  

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“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,” Hans Vestberg, CEO of Verizon, said.

The solution provides security features such as authentication options, secure transmission, randomised meeting IDs, meeting lock, participant passcodes and fraud detection, the statement said.

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