SliQBits was founded in 2013 by a team of Bangalore/Silicon Valley talented video technologists and works towards developing video technologies licensed by blue chip companies such as Cisco, TiVo, DirecTV, AT&T, Sony, Comcast, Micromax, Belkin, and Motorola. SliQBits has so far released  Facetime/Skype app for the masses in emerging countries, one way video- 2 way voice that dramatically reduces data charges and a Periscope look alike. In addition they have 10 video engines that can be used to bring Skype like video into voice or chat apps.

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Bangalore-based startup SliQBits has launched a voice and video calling app, SliQ, which is primarily developed for 2G and 3G consumers in emerging markets.

SliQ incorporates the company’s proprietary adaptive bit rate technologies, enabling quality video calls at bitrates as low as 45kbps, and voice calls at 25kbps. The company said that the capability fills a big hole for billions of smartphone users in emerging markets such as India, China, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe.

The app is specially designed to be simple to use in local languages. It gives quick access to short region-specific streamed video content, and is currently available in three languages–English, Hindi and Telugu, and soon will be expanded to 10 languages, the company said.

Aloka Mitra, CEO of SliQBits said in a statement,

We have developed technologies that adapt voice and video to available bandwidths more efficiently than competitors like Skype, FaceTime or Viber. Due to more efficient data management, video and voice calls cost a fraction of other call apps

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