SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Agora.io, a communications as a service provider optimizing global quality of experience for real-time voice and video communications, today announced that Xiaomi selected Agora.io real-time cloud technology to power Mi Video Call. Xiaomi announced today Mi Video Call as part of the global launch of the Mi 5 smartphone in Beijing and at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Mi Video Call for Android and iOS provides free, high quality group video calling for up to four people with camera "beautify" effects and text and voice messaging. Mi Video Call will be pre-installed into the Xiaomi MIUI Android-based user interface for their customers to use directly.
"In the mobile Internet space, real-time voice and video chat is a complex technology and it is difficult to ensure high quality around the world," said Wang Qi, Senior Deputy General Manager, Xiaomi E&M. He added, "We selected Agora.io as our global real-time video call technology partner because we believe the Agora.io global virtual network, and their unique mobile-based algorithms, can truly bring high quality video chat experiences to Xiaomi users everywhere."
Tony Zhao, Founder and CEO of Agora.io, said, "We are honored that our cloud network has been selected by Xiaomi for Mi Video Call. Agora.io and Xiaomi both share a user-centric, mobile Internet vision where everyone in the world can communicate with high quality voice and video, now easily accessible to hundreds of millions of Xiaomi fans all over the world."
The Agora.io cloud network and SDKs allows Xiaomi to easily embed high quality video into their mobile applications without upfront investment, especially across challenging global network conditions. The Agora Global Network, spanning over 70 data centers worldwide, automatically manages real-time performance for all video and voice sessions and dynamically routes real-time traffic around Internet bottlenecks to ensure premium quality of experience.
Xiaomi was founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Lei Jun, who believes that high-quality technology doesn't need to cost a fortune. Xiaomi creates remarkable hardware, software, and Internet services for and with the help of its Mi fans. Xiaomi incorporates their feedback into its product range, which currently includes the Mi Note Pro, Mi Note, Mi 4, Redmi 3, Mi TV, Mi Band and other accessories. With more than 70 million handsets sold in 2015, and products launched in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Indonesia and Brazil, Xiaomi is expanding its footprint across the world to become a global brand.
Privately held and founded in 2014, Agora.io is a communications as a service (CaaS) provider delivering premium quality-of-experience voice and video communications across devices and networks globally. Agora.io enables software applications to support as many as 2,000 users in a single conference. Agora.io customers provide HD real-time voice and video communication services to organizations in the following industries: financial services, education, telemedicine, human resources, customer service, social media applications, and mobile gaming. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Agora.io is backed by venture capital firms Morningside, SIG, GGV Capital, ShunWei, and IDG. For more information visit www.agora.io.
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