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Tata Communications boosts BYOD with world’s only fibre-optic video meeting app

Caroline Ng | July 11, 2013
Cloud-based Jamvee allows easy video conferencing for enterprises in a world without borders, on any device.

Global communications provider, Tata Communications, has launched a cloud-based video conferencing app, Jamvee, designed to address the needs of a burgeoning mobile enterprise market.

The multi-device compatible app allows effortless participation of up to 46 members in each video meeting, akin to a traditional audio conferencing call.

Brian Washburn, research director of network services at Current Analysis, said Jamvee is welcome as a much-needed industry progress to bridge the gap between telepresence technologies with video conferencing.

"By supporting a wide range of video formats with usage-based plans, compelling prices, easy-to-use reservations setup and ready-to-run software clients, jamvee matches the requirements of today's mobile global workforce," he said.

Jamvee differs from other existing over-the-top (OTT) video communication solutions that rely on the Internet as it touts to be delivered through the world's only fibre optic cable ring.

The conveyance over the world's largest and furthest-reaching undersea cable network ensures reliable and secure enterprise-class grade global video conferencing.

John Hayduk, president and CTO of Tata Communications, said the "lack of interoperability, consistency of experience per location, complicated price plans and the need for third-party reservations have stood in the way of truly global enterprise collaboration."

"Jamvee overcomes these barriers by making video conferences easy and on-demand, while seamlessly bringing together all video platforms, room systems and endpoints in a simple, as-you-need it and elastic pre-packaged service," he added.

The video collaboration app is now available as a paid application on Tata Communications network on Windows, Mac OSX and iOS devices. Google's Android platform will also be added to the ecosystem by August.


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