Bharti Airtel Expands Service Portfolio

by CXOtoday Staff    Aug 17, 2009

Bharti Airtel, Asia s leading integrated telecom services provider, announced its Global Wholesale Service Portfolio with a network that will reach 50 countries across the continents of Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Australia.

This expanded connectivity has come on the back of investments of over US$ 500 million made on building cable capacity, network infrastructure and international Points of Presence, the service provider said in a release.

Bharti Airtel s wholesale portfolio will offer MPLS, Ethernet, IP and International Private Leased Circuit (IPLC) services to global carriers through Bharti Airtel s global network with a reach to 50 countries. The portfolio includes solutions for voice and data connectivity, collaboration services, co-location, carrier outsourcing and content distribution through its next-generation high speed submarine network.

David Nishball, president (Enterprise Services), Bharti Airtel, said, from being a regional partner for foreign carriers, Bharti is now uniquely poised to serve global carriers to and from any part of the globe. Over the last few years, we have expanded our global network services portfolio in a manner that complements our investments in existing submarine routes to ensure flexible options for connectivity across all regions of the globe.

Bharti s strengths in this business, apart from the network, he said is the flexibility and the innovation that it brings to its customers and partners which we believe creates winning propositions for the partners business.

Airtel s global network consists of SMW4, i2i- which is fully owned, APCN2, c2c, JUCN, TGN, TAT14, Apollo, Hibernia. This has been coupled with investments in new cable systems including AAG, Unity North, EIG, IMEWE, EASSy and a couple more in the fray. This move ensures at least three cables on all major routes, thereby providing flexibility and readily available restoration.

The current global network comprises submarine networks, backhaul networks (which connect between the submarine landing station and Bharti s local points of presence in that country) and the PoPs that are built with the next-generation equipments.