Airtel along with US-based Verizon company has launched its own Bluejeans video conferencing app in India 2020. Given the growing importance of video conferencing call services in the country, Airtel launched the BlueJeans video conferencing call app in India 2020.
The move comes at a time when the importance of video conferencing call services is increasing in our lives. Digital connections and virtual meetings have now become the new normal post the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier, Reliance Jio launched its own video conferencing call app called JioMeet. The company’s plan is to capture the growing market with a domestically developed video conferencing call app. During the Reliance Industries AGM, Ambani said the app had seen 5 million downloads within days of its launch.
Existing players such as Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams also gained huge popularity amid the pandemic, as work from home culture increased during the lockdown. Though the government announced the partial unlocking of the country, many companies are continuing to operate the business with their employees working from home.
However, Airtel’s ‘bluejeans video conferencing app’ target audience is different compared to all existing video conferencing call apps. The new BlueJeans India aims to serve only businesses.
Bluejeans video conference call apps were founded by Krish Ramakrishnan and Alagu Periyannan, who are of Indian origin. The company was acquired by Verizon in May 2020. The first prototype of BlueJeans was tested in the Indian city of Pune in 2009 and 2012 at its R&D center.
Airtel, along with Verizon wants to offer a safe and secure Bluejeans video conferencing call app for India (Made in India Apps).
Zoom has been one of the most preferred Bluejeans video conferencing app in the country. However, due to the security flaws exposed and many big companies banned using its services. Which is seen as a negative impact that will affect the company in the Indian market.
According to GlobalData’s market forecasts, India’s video conferencing market is estimated to be valued at around $105 million.
Video conferencing apps are now going beyond traditional use for business meetings and related activities. With the growth in e-learning and online health measures, the market for these apps is expanding.
Airtel BlueJeans video conference call app offers many security features such as secure transmission and storage, randomized meeting ID’s, meeting lock, fraud detection, and a variety of authentication options. The app uses open, proven standards for security and WebRTC standards for browser-based access for its customers.
The app can be used to participate in the meeting without downloading the whole software. For the first three months, Airtel has announced that BlueJeans video conferencing call apps services are free, and the company will announce packages for businesses.