Zoom asserts that in the period from January to April 2020, it witnessed a humongous 6,700 percent growth in free user registrations in India.
On Tuesday, Zoom declared the launch of its technology center in Bengaluru. The San Jose, California-based business, which is very well known for the video conferencing app has assured to recruit key talent from India over the forthcoming years.
Zoom has very recently witnessed a bit of criticism in India over security problems. Additionally, as Eric Yuan, Zoom founder and CEO is a Chinese-American who was born in China, the business is also considered as a Chinese entity and is affected under the anti-China sentiment prevailing in India for now.
Whilst making the announcement, Zoom informed that between the period of January to April, it witnessed a tremendous 6,700 percent growth in free user registrations in India. The paid users of the Zoom app in India is also said to have increased by a minimum of four times in the previous months because of the coronavirus pandemic.
On Tuesday, Abe Smith- Zoom’s Head of International, Velchamy Sankarlingam- Product and Engineering President, Aparna Bawa- COO, along with Sameer Raje- India Head conducted a briefing to declare details concerning the brand new technology center. All of the four executives commenced the virtual discussion by emphasizing on their association with India — a move to highlight how important is the Indian market for Zoom.
Whilst addressing the briefing, Bawa informed the reporters: “Zoom has been adopted by Indian people wholeheartedly.”
This new technology center in Bengaluru is proclaimed to be an additional for Zoom’s existing R&D centers and assist its engineering team stationed at its headquarters in San Jose. It will begin with hiring business operations workforce, DevOps engineers, IT, and security employees that all will begin with working from home till the pandemic-related remote work has reduced, the company informed.
“We are proud to provide our services for free to over 2,300 educational institutions in India during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Yuan mentioned in a statement.
Zoom already has its India office in Mumbai along with two data centers in both Mumbai and Hyderabad to back its Indian users.