India’s Own unicorn and multi billion dollar, youngest telecom operator Reliance Jio is all in the news these days. After Facebook acquired 9.99% minor stake in the Jio, Mukesh Ambani once again regained his position as Asia’s richest man, toppling Jack Ma. Now Reliance Jio has announced to roll on JioMeet App for public use, taking the likes of Zoom, Google Meet and Whatsapp Video Call heads on.
senior VP, Reliance Jio Infocomm, Pankaj Pawar interacted with reporters about the JioMeet after the parent Reliance Industries declared its fiscal fourth quarter results on Thursday.
“Jio Meet is a platform which has many uniqueness – It can work on any device, any operating system, and it has an ability to do a complete collaboration,” Pankaj Pawar, told reporters.
Pawar told that Like other services, JioMeet also lets you schedule meetings and choose the time slots that they want. Unlike Google Meet, though, you don’t need an email address to sign up – JioMeet supports phone number login as well.
Jio’s latest platform will take on Google Meet, Microsoft Teams and Zoom that have gained popularity in India as people work from home during the coronavirus lockdowns. After being put in testing phase, the JioMeet video conferencing app has been downloaded over 100K times in the Google Play store, and the simple interface design is unlike most of the other Jio apps.
The company said that JioMeet is an easy solution for hosting meetings for all groups sizes. The users can create groups for larger team calls, and JioMeet claims to offer B2B services and features like modifying conference groups, taking control as host, texting on the group etc.
The partnership with Facebook will also give birth to the JioMeet video conferencing platform that will take on Google Meet, Zoom, Skype and the likes. It will be available for both consumer and enterprise segments.
The eEducation platform will create virtual classroom for students and teachers, record sessions and notes, assign and submit homework, organize time-bound tests and offer multimedia content for students to self-learn.
“We are just a few days away from offering this to all the Indians so that they will be able to leverage this in the most secure environment and at the same time in a ‘grandma easy’ kind of platform, so that anybody and everybody is able to use this,” Pawar said.