The offering will be available at a price point below Rs. 2 lakh

Reliance Communications has tied up with Polycom Inc., the global leader in tele-presence, video and voice solutions, to introduce the world's first wireless, high-resolution video conferencing service. The service will be marketed through the Reliance ADA Group's retail arm, Reliance Webstore.

Bundling the easy-to-use Polycom QDX 6000 system with dedicated VPN connectivity through the Reliance Netconnect Broadband+ wireless broadband data card, the service significantly lowers the price barrier to adopting video conferencing and is expected to be a mass enabler of video conferencing usage across multiple industry verticals in India. The offering will be available at a price point below Rs.2 lakh and a connectivity plan of about Rs.1,500 a 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. The jointly developed offering will extend affordable, plug-and-play video conferencing to organisations of all sizes, enabling them to realise immediate productivity and efficiency benefits from real-time, face-to-face visual communication. According to Reliance Webstore Director and CEO Sarup Chowdhary, “with Polycom alliance, we are making video conferencing a simple plug-and-play operation that can be deployed and used virtually anytime, anywhere.” The Polycom QDX 6000 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. Using this service, even family events can be webcast live by event managers on a pay-per-use basis.

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