FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Zoom logo design is placed in between small toy individuals figures and a keyboard in this illustration taken April 12,2020 REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Zoom Video Communications Inc ( ZM.O) said on Tuesday it will open a technology centre in the southern Indian city of Bengaluru and quickly begin working with as part of a growth push in the country.
Potential areas of expansion for the new innovation centre consist of research study and development, IT, security as well organisation operations, Velchamy Sankarlingam, Zoom’s president of item and engineering, told a virtual news conference.
San Jose, California-based Zoom already has an office and an information centre in India’s financial capital Mumbai and a second information centre in Bengaluru.
It might add more local information centres based upon its growth needs, Sankarlingam stated. The company did not reveal financial investment prepare for India or the variety of individuals it prepared to employ.
Use of Zoom’s video conferencing services has actually risen at a time people throughout the world are working from home due to coronavirus curbs, but the business has actually also come under fire over personal privacy and security issues, spurring it to present significant upgrades.
India has actually formerly stated Zoom is “not a safe platform”, joining other countries in expressing concern about the security of its services.
” Zoom has actually connected and engaged with the Indian government therefore far we’re optimistic,” Zoom’s Chief Operating Officer Aparna Bawa said, without elaborating.
It competes with Cisco Systems Inc’s ( CSCO.O) Webex, Microsoft Corp’s ( MSFT.O) Teams and Google’s ( GOOGL.O) Meet platform. Its Indian competitors include Reliance’s ( RELI.NS) JioMeet and Bluejeans, a Verizon ( VZ.N) application that has been personalized for India by Bharti Airtel ( BRTI.NS).
Reporting by Sankalp Phartiyal; Modifying by Edwina Gibbs