Zoom's expansion is a response to a spike in usage, where free user signups in India rocketed 6700% between January and April this year
New Delhi: Video conferencing App Zoom has announced that it will be tripling its workforce in India, in Mumbai, and establish new data centres in the tech hubs of Bangalore and Hyderabad.
According to a report by CNN Business, the company declined to share exactly how many employees it currently has in India and how many more it plans to hire.
Zoom's expansion move comes as a response to a spike in the number of usgae this year. As the COVID-19 pandemic hit the globe, and home studies turned into work stations, free signups in India rocketed by 6700% in the first 4 months of the year.
Zoom follows the suit of several US giants who have poured in money in India like Google, Facebook, Intel, etc.
The step could also be the calm things in India, as Zoom’s longstanding ties with China and a sizable workforce in China with over 700 employees including its R&D department, has led its users to believe that the Chinese could be using this platforms to spy on them.
Following the banning of 59 Chinese Apps by the Indian government, the company had to release an official statement stating its origin from San Jose in California, not China.