In less than a week after Reliance Industries Limited conducted its 43rd annual general meeting (AGM) on JioMeet, hosting 3.2 lakh users simultaneously, Zoom has announced its expansion plans for India. Zoom has announced that it will expand its presence in India by opening a new technology center in Bengaluru. Zoom already has one office in Mumbai and one data center in Mumbai and Hyderabad each. Zoom’s new technology center in Bengaluru has promised the hiring of “key talent” over the next few years. Zoom also said its existing office in Mumbai is expected to”triple in size” as part of the US-based company’s strategic investment in the country.
In the wake of Reliance Jio’s high-voltage competition, Zoom has termed its ongoing expansion plans as a direct response to an “increased” level of adoption by users across the country. Zoom said it witnessed 6700 percent growth in free user sign-ups in India between January and April 2020. Zoom did not share data on usage and new sign-ups from India for a quarter ending June 30. Meanwhile, JioMeet continues to emerge as one of the fastest-growing enterprise video calling services. Since its launch, JioMeet has been downloaded by more than 50 lakh users.