New video exchange service from Airtel

NEW DELHI: Bharti Airtel has launched a managed Room Telepresence service in partnership with Cisco.

This latest VAAS (video-as-a-service) offering from Airtel will bundle all the essential components of Telepresence video calling, including end point, network and VNOC to offer an integrated single SLA and single window support to customers that will be backed by 24X7 remote support with end-to-end management.

“Enterprises in the country, especially the small and mid-sized organisations, will now be able to upgrade to high-definition Telepresence video exchange sessions from the existing standard definition video experience at Rs 799 per day per room,” the company said in a statement.

“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,” said Manish Prakash, President – Airtel Business.

“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,” said Nalinikanth Gollagunta, Managing Director & Head – Commercial Sales at Cisco India and SAARC.

Enterprises have to now just opt for a monthly subscription plan to enable unlimited video-calling facility for employees within customer premises. The service will also interoperate with all other existing room based as well as device based video conferencing facilities within an enterprise. With this, organizations can therefore empower their employees anywhere in the country to get connected to unlimited telepresence video-calls.

Customers subscribing for this plan will also get subscribed for Airtel’s BizNet Video automatically at no additional cost. BiZNet video is the B2B video offering from Airtel’s Video enabled network which enables two or more enterprise video platforms to be interconnected for a secure video call on any device, network and platform.

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