New Delhi | Jagran Tech Desk: Bharti Airtel has partnered with New York-based Verizon, to dispense its video conferencing platform BlueJeans in India. Unlike Zoom and JioMeet (which are available to all the users), BlueJeans as of present will be offered by Airtel only to its enterprise customers.

The official launch of BlueJeans remains awaited from Airtel’s end, however, the development has been listed on Airtel’s website. The video conferencing platform will be first available on a free-trial basis, and will be activated within 24 hours. Customised plans to its enterprise customers too will be offered by Bharti-Airtel, a New Delhi-based telecommunication service company.

After the free trial, the per call cost will be Rs 0.50, with an end-to-end encryption meant to prevent the corporate leakages, allegations of which have hit Zoom in recent months. Airtel, according to a Hindustan Times report, has stated that BlueJeans user data will be stored in India itself, while also offering a pay-per-use model.

Smart Meetings feature

Airtel BlueJeans comes with a Smart Meetings feature that reportedly will encompass and highlight specifically important points as discussed in the video conference concerned, and will assign action points to the participants as well.

Waiting Room feature

Airtel BlueJeans also comes with a Waiting Room feature too enable the host a better control over the participants (to be) involved in the meeting, and schedule the things in a more systemic manner.

Integration with other apps

Airtel BlueJeans comes with an in-built capability to be integrated into other platforms such as Office 365, Google Calendar, Slack, Trello, and Splunk.

Stiff Competition

The video-conferencing element of tech world has sharply risen to prominence in our pandemic-driven world being led by an unprecedented Work-From-Home stimuli. Google’s Meet, Zoom, Microsoft Teams are already facing a degree of replacement by Reliance’s JioMeet in India. Airtel BlueJeans is the latest entrant in an already-competitive segment, whose degree of traction among the users will remain to be seen.

Posted By: Abhinav Gupta