BSNL unveils video telephony for broadband customers in Punjab
- Apr 24, 2012, 19:55 PM IST
Chandigarh: State owned BSNL on Tuesday launched video telephony service in Punjab circle for its broadband customers.
To introduce next generation video calling service, it has partnered with Ahmedabad based ICT solutions provider Sai Infosystem (India).
"Any BSNL broadband customer will now be able to make high quality video call through BSNL’s landline or Fiber network. Video conferencing which was so far a very costly affair will now be easily available to business and
government offices," said N K Gupta, Chief General Manager, BSNL Punjab.
BSNL has about 3 lakh broadband connections in Punjab circle.
He said BSNL will provide special Private virtual circuit (PVC) on broadband connection through which traffic of Video calls will flow. This will ensure consistent quality of service due to BSNL’s robust MPLS-VPN network.
Video call charges within BSNL video calling network would be Rs. 2.50 per minute. Video call traffic will not add to the broadband usage limits of the Broadband tariff plan of customer, he said.
This service will be available to only those users who are having BSNL broadband and using this service, video calls can be made within India only.
Rajeev Gupta, Senior Vice President of SIS said, "With the launch of video telephony, organizations can have instant face-to-face meetings, sales reviews, and training sessions at 25 per cent of the current cost.
Apart from desk-to-desk calling, these video phones can also be connected to large screens like TV or projector
for superior experience."
Video telephony has already been rolled out in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Goa and Uttar Pradesh.