Video communication has become a staple of the wireless world, whether it’s used to conference with business associates and customers or chat with friends and relatives. Skype, one of the first Internet-based video calling services, recently announced that its users are spending more than 2 billion minutes a day connecting with one another.
This digital dialogue has branched from being launched at fixed stations and now is portable thanks to advanced mobile technology such as 4G LTE to improve viewing with lowering latency, also known as buffering.
For example, Tango allows users to make video calls between mobile devices or between desktops and mobile devices. For those who need to interact with more than one person at a time, ooVoo, which recently hit 75 million users, allows up to 12 people to join a group video chat, call mobile devices or landlines, host a group text, and share files. This is especially ideal for the small to medium-sized business as they can set up a conference in little time.
In more remote locations, services such as HomeFusion Broadband make video chat a possibility for family and friends by providing a high-speed 4G LTE network connection to wired and wireless devices. Alternatively, consumers and business could also use a 4G LTE Router to use their connection on the go and enable a multi-person video conference on a smartphone or tablet.
These tools, and others like them, are also being put to work in industries such as healthcare, where patients use 4G LTE to communicate face to face with their physicians and rural healthcare providers enhance their collaborative abilities.
Video calling still is a fast-growing frontier for mobile technology, and as new apps and tools are developed communicating across the globe will become even easier.