Airtel to Set Up Cable Network in Bhutan

by CXOtoday Staff    Aug 05, 2009

Bharti Airtel, India’s leading telecom service provider, has been selected by the Royal Government of Bhutan to set up cable network in the Himalayan kingdom to facilitate the IT and IT-enabled services sector there.

The telecom major has signed an agreement with the Bhutan government in this regard, the company said in a statement. The financial details of the partnership were not disclosed.

Bharti Airtel will help the royal government to build a world-class ICT (information and communication technology) infrastructure, said Manoj Kohli, chief executive and joint managing director in the release.

The initiative to create the terrestrial cable network will boost IT and telecommunication infrastructure in Bhutan, which is a favourite destination of global organisations for setting up back office and datacentre businesses, the release stated.