PT Telkom launches TV-based video calling

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Indonesia's PT Telkom has soft-launched the market's first TV-based video communications service, in collaboration with Huawei.

The IndiHome Video Call service will allow subscribers to PT Telkom's triple-play IndiHome fiber broadband, telephony and TV service to also use their TV to place video calls.

The service combines IPTV and IMS functionality, incorporating a set-top box with integrated video communication capabilities and a webcam to support video communication between TV and TV, TV and smartphone as well as smartphone and smartphone.

IndiHome Video Call supports high-definition video with a resolution up to 720p as well as HD voice.

PT Telkom plans to launch the service commercially in the East Java, Bali and Nusa Tenggara area by the middle of next month.

"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,” PT Telkom's district executive vice president for the region Suparwiyanto said.

“IndiHome is easy and practical, a complete digital solution as well as a positive entertainment.”

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