Airtel will offer video conferencing solutions under the brand name – Airtel BlueJeans – to enterprise and SMB customers in India.
BlueJeans, Verizon’s video conferencing service, helps people communicate and collaborate across mobile, desktop, browser and conference rooms.
The offering includes a cloud point of presence in India enabling low latency and improved quality of service for India-based customers. The technology will be integrated with Airtel’s network, including its data centers.
Recently, Reliance Jio has started offering video conferencing solutions to its SMB and enterprise customers.
Airtel BlueJeans will offer an integrated audio solution, giving its customers convenient dial-in options to join the meetings.
“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.
Gopal Vittal, managing director and chief executive officer of Bharti Airtel, said: “Airtel BlueJeans is a highly differentiated video conferencing solution that sets the benchmark with its high levels of security and ease of use.”
BlueJeans’ enterprise-level security features include meeting lock, secure transmission and storage, randomized meeting IDs, participant passcodes, fraud detection, and a variety of authentication options.
Airtel said the platform uses open, proven standards for security as well as the WebRTC and HTML5 standards for browser-based access, enabling users to participate in meetings and events without requiring software downloads.
The agreement initially covers BlueJeans Meetings, BlueJeans Events, BlueJeans Rooms and the BlueJeans Gateway for Microsoft Teams.