Bangalore: BSNL launches web conferencing facility

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Bengaluru, Nov 4: BSNL"s first web conferencing for broadband subscribers of South India was launched at the Telephone House at Raj Bhavan Road on Monday, Nov 3 by the City Police Commissioner Shankar Bidari. This would prove to be a boon to corporate offices, which need to interact with their staff across the globe, as well as with those who need to communicate with their dear ones far away.

The sharing of data through this medium along with the video and voice facility makes it unique. It simulates the concept of a physical room, wherein users can enter and have access to all data sharing tools. All that the existing broadband customers require in order to exploit this facility are a web camera and a head phone. To popularise this service, this value-added feature will be offered free of cost to its subscribers during the first month, said Subhendu Ghosh, Principal General Manager BSNL, Bangalore Telecom Dist.

Cost effective

It is much cheaper than the present video conferencing facility in India, said Prithipal Singh, retired CMD of BSNL. It offers the additional convenience of reaching across to anyone possessing a PC with a web camera. All that one needs is to visit the BSNL website and click the slot that reads web conferencing and fill up the registration form provided there. This has been made possible due to the A3 Connect Technology provided by CEPL, an Indo-US joint venture. “Next generation software with IP based technology on desktops has been utilised," said Dilip Sen, the Company"s Business Development Director.

Students plan

Games on Demand with two plans, one for Rs 200 a month and another for Rs 100 a month were also launched. A 'Mega Student Plan", 'Student Internet Plan", 'Sumo Power Pack" and Life Time Validity plan under Prepaid Service for CMDA were also announced on the occasion.

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