Jio Platforms, India’s leading telecom operator, has just formally entered the video calling segment with the launch of JioMeet, a more than worthy rival to the all-powerful Zoom as it offers most of its capabilities, and even low a similar interface, without its limitations, and for the moment completely free, without currently existing payment plans.
In this sense, users can benefit from virtual meetings, which they can schedule or create on the spot, in HD quality (720p), even for low-bandwidth connections, with up to 100 simultaneous participants, being able to be up to a maximum of 24 hours.
In addition, it also has the capacity to creation of waiting rooms, so that the participants have to wait until they can enter the video calls, password protection and full encryption of conversations, with support for logging in to up to five simultaneous devices, with the possibility of switching between them, and even a series of collaborative and participant management capabilities, having a clear business approach.
It is striking that there is also the Safe driving mode for those participants who are traveling. In addition, it can be used both through its native desktop and mobile applications, although it can also be used without the need for downloads through the Chrome and Firefox web browsers.
It will also help the fact of having a clear and easy-to-use interface, as we say, in a similar way to Zoom, which would allow a quick adoption. It so happens that Zoom, the main rival, has become a very popular solution in India caused by changes in the way of working caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Jio Platforms will be able to take advantage of its extensive user quota to subtract users from the popular Zoom, which months ago has been plagued by a series of security problems that it has had to correct quickly, even reaching the acquisition of the communications platform of Open source Keybase, at the beginning of May, to try to improve the encryption within video calls, which were initially only for paid plans, although, given the criticism, Zoom decided to back down and extend the encryption to free accounts as well. .