The video teleconferencing market is booming. It’s the reason why we’ve seen new players in the market like Facebook with Messenger Rooms. Existing players have also had to pull up their socks after watching Zoom’s share price and active users sky dive in the past few months.
The latest entrant in the market is India’s Reliance Jio Platforms. The conglomerate launched a new video conference product on Thursday last week dubbed JioMeet. It looks pretty similar to Zoom and supports a maximum of 100 participants per call.
JioMeet is free to use and users will enjoy an unlimited number of free calls in high definition (720p). You can make a video call “up to 24 hours” without interruption, according to the platform.
It promises encryption with no specify whether its end-to-end encryption, and what it terms as “enterprise-grade” host controls including call password protection, screen-sharing, multi-device login support (up to five devices) and seamless switching between devices while on a call.
As of now, it’s unclear whether JioMeet can be used out of India, although Reliance Jio’s main focus has been solely on India. The conglomerate has recently concluded fundraising with $15.2 billion received. Major US tech companies have thrown stashes of cash to the company backed by India’s richest man , Mukesh Ambani. These include Facebook, and Intel.