Telkom Soft Launches Indonesia’s First TV-based HD Video Call Service

25 April 2017
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PT Telkom (Telkom) this week soft launched Indonesia's first TV-based video communications service, IndiHome Video Call. The service allows users to use TV in addition to fixed line and mobile phones to communicate via a video call.

Working with its technology partner Huawei, Telkom plans to launch the service the service for commercial use in Telkom Regional V (East Java, Bali and Nusa Tenggara area) by the middle of May 2017.

The service will allow people to have real time video communication by integrating video communication capabilities in a set-top box, together with a webcam and registering for the IndiHome Video Call service. The functions can support video communication between TV and TV, TV and mobile phone, as well as mobile phone and mobile phone.

The IndiHome Video Call service provides a face-to-face real feeling and carrier-grade video communication experience to subscribers including high definition video call with a resolution up to 720P. This includes a like-crystal high definition voice.

In Indonesia, there are many people living away from their hometowns for study or work, and many companies have branch offices in different regions. Therefore, the IndiHome Video Call Service can improve communication efficiency and reduce travel expenses as people can conveniently communicate with family and make office communication more efficient.

Suparwiyanto, District EVP, Telkom
This service is now coupled with a video call service that will make customers more comfortable, and is familiar when interacting with others. IndiHome Video Call offers many new experiences and a digital lifestyle to its customers. 

Sun Xiwei, VP, Huawei Indonesia 
In the future, the video service will become a basic service for operators to gain commercial value through three aspects: entertainment video, communication video, and industry video in the digital service market.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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