Telkom and Huawei soft-launch video calls on TV sets for IndiHome customers

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Telkom and Huawei soft-launch IndiHome Video Call at the Atrium Tunjungan Plaza in Surabaya. (Image credit: Huawei)

PT Telkom Indonesia and Huawei have soft-launched Indonesia’s first TV-based video communications service, IndiHome Video Call, which enables IndiHome subscribers to make video calls via their TV sets.

The service will be available for commercial use in Telkom Regional V (East Java, Bali and Nusa Tenggara area) by the middle of next month.

IndiHome Video Call integrates video comms capabilities in a set-top box, together with a webcam. The service can support video calls between TV sets, and between TV sets and mobile phones, as well as mobile-to-mobile.

IndiHome Video Call promises a carrier-grade video communication experience to subscribers, with screen resolution up to 720P and high-definition voice quality.

Suparwiyanto, district executive VP for Telkom Regional V East Java, Bali and Nusa, explained there are many people living away from their hometowns for study or work, and many companies have branch offices in different regions. Therefore, IndiHome Video Call can improve communication efficiency and reduce travel expenses, as people can conveniently communicate with family and make office communication more efficient.

“With the soft launching of IndiHome Video Call, we hope that the presence of IndiHome may be useful to the community of East Java, Bali, and Nusa Tenggara. IndiHome is easy and practical, a complete digital solution as well as a positive entertainment,” said Suparwiyanto.

Sun Xiwei, Vice President, Huawei Indonesia said the service was “an innovation breakthrough” for video communication by combining IPTV and IMS solutions.

“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,” Sun said.

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