Airtel teams up with Cisco to launch video exchange service

India’s top operator Bharti Airtel has partnered with Cisco to launch managed Room Telepresence service.

This latest VAAS (video-as-a-service) offering from Airtel will bundle all the components of telepresence video calling including end point, network to offer an integrated single SLA and single window support to customers, a statement said.

Airtel has partnered with Cisco for equipment and will offer customers a single SLA and single window support model at a subscription plan of Rs 799 per day per room for unlimited collaboration.

The new solution will offer a fillip to SME’s who can now avail HD Telepresence video exchange at Zero CAPEX, the statement added.

Manish Prakash, President, Airtel Business, said, “At Airtel we are committed towards developing innovative and cost effective platforms for our customers and the Room Telepresence service is a step in this direction. This new solution has the potential to transform the segment as it empowers customers with a highly scalable integrated video solution at a simplified yet affordable cost.”

Nalinikanth Gollagunta, Managing Director and Head–Commercial Sales at Cisco India and SAARC, added: “We believe that this joint offering by Airtel and Cisco is a game changer that will transform the buying behavior, more specifically in the mid segment. Adoption of technology among SMBs is directly dependent on bringing down the total cost of ownership and increasing ease of use.”




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