Reliance Communications has forged a partnership with Polycom Inc,the global leader in tele-presence, video and voice solutions, to introduce world’s first wireless, high-resolution video conferencing service.
The out-of-the-box solution will be offered at a price point below Rs 2 lacs and will be powered by Reliance’s Video Conferencing service including the countrywide network of video conferencing suites at Reliance World.
A connectivity plan of about Rs 1500 per month has been specially designed for this service. This plan covers 10 GB of usage in a month. Additional usage will be billed at the rate of 50 paise per MB. Reliance will also offer this service on an affordable pay-per-use basis.
Reliance Webstore Limited already offers wired video conferencing services to over 1500 corporate clients through its network of over 200 video conference suites at Reliance World stores across the country.
Commenting on its partnership with Polycom, Mr Sarup Chowdhary, Director & CEO, Reliance Webstore Limited said, “Reliance World operates the world’s largest network of video conferencing suites. Through our alliance with Polycom, we are making video conferencing a simple plug-and-play operation that can be deployed and used virtually anytime, anywhere.”
Reliance video conferencing system delivers high-resolution video and CD-quality audio, along with simple-to-use content sharing capabilities even at a bandwidth of 256 kbps. Customers of the wireless video conferencing service will be able to connect to any industry standards-based video conferencing system, anywhere in the world. The wireless nature of the service also makes it suitable for out-of-office events. Using this service, even family events like weddings, parties and ceremonies can be webcast live by event managers on a pay-per-use basis.
Mr. Vrajesh Shelat, Head Wireless Data Business, Reliance Communications Ltd. said “Our robust pan-India network is equipped to deliver a lifelike video experience over a secure Virtual Private Network connectivity. Reliance Netconnect Broadband+ is well-equipped to handle the taxing demands of video conferencing. The launch of the world’s first high-resolution wireless video conferencing service further reinforces Reliance’s capability of delivering innovative solutions. The corporate sector, especially the growing Services and SME sectors, will benefit greatly from this offering.”