State owned BSNL is all set to cash-in on the Indian Economic slowdown and rising Air travel costs by offering bundled products such as Virtual Conferencing solutions to Small and Medium businesses.

BSNL in collaboration with CEPL, an Indo-US joint venture is offering this solution. So hwo is this different from your Yahoo! or IM chat clients ? This tools provide audio, video and data-conferencing using next-generation software with IP-based technology on desktops. Additionally, they offer conferencing, data-sharing features, document-sharing, chat, whiteboard and a video feature that enables all members to view each other during the meeting.

Virtual Conference plans come at an additional cost in addition to your BSNL broadband and tentative pricing as announced by BSNL Bangalore is Rs 5 to Rs 12 per minute.