Baidu Cloud, the big data side of Chinese search engine Baidu.com, has signed a deal with Agora.io, a real-time communications provider delivering video and voice communications.
No terms of the deal have been released by either party, but local media report that Baidu Cloud will have access to the audio and video communications and interactive live broadcast products of Agora.io.
Agora.io was founded in 2014 by Tony Zhao, former CTO and board director at YY.com. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley and has a research and development center in Shanghai. It mainly focuses on providing developers with stable real-time audio and video communications and interactive live broadcast technology services. With a simple integrated SDK, developers can add high-quality audio and video communications and multiple-host interactive live broadcast functions to apps.
At present, Agora.io claims to have nearly 100 data centers around the world and its Software Defined Real-time Network optimizes worldwide real-time transmission. So far, the company has claimed accumulated real-time communications service volume of five billion.