Bharti Airtel launches Global Data services in Thailand, Malaysia

by CXOtoday Staff    Sep 06, 2010

BhartilAirtelBharti Airtel (NSE: BHARTIARTL), a global telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa, further extended its Global Data portfolio by launching services in Thailand and Malaysia. Services in these regions include IPLC (International Private Leased Circuit), Managed MPLS (multiprotocol label switching) and Ethernet for customers in the region.

The launch of its Global Data portfolio in Thailand and Malaysia in association with True International Gateway Co. and Telecom Malaysia respectively, strengthens Bharti Airtel’s global footprint. These services are complemented by the company’s Global Network that provides three levels of connectivity in the region supported by submarine infrastructure, including the i2i, AAG and APCN2/UNITY cables. The infrastructure will establish a seamless connectivity to Africa, Europe and the US by offering at least three cables on every route, thereby providing diversity and resilience.

According to Bharti Airtel, multiple new cable systems terminating into India in the immediate future and Bharti Airtel’s enhanced access in the region will stimulate India’s emergence as a preferred Transit hub in South East Asia. Bharti Airtel will now connect countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam and others to key international markets via its comprehensive global network infrastructure.

According to Ajay Chitkara, CEO - Global Data Business, Bharti Airtel, “The launch of our services in Thailand & Malaysia fall in line with this organizational strategy, enabling us to cater to two of the fastest growing international bandwidth markets.”

Bharti Airtel’s Global Data portfolio offers Managed MPLS, Ethernet, IP and International Private Leased Circuit (IPLC) services to customers across the globe with a special focus on high growth markets in Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa. The portfolio includes solutions for voice and data connectivity, collaboration services, collocation, carrier outsourcing and content distribution through its next-generation high speed submarine and fiber network. Airtel’s global network consists of SMW4, i2i (fully owned), APCN2, C2C, JUCN, TGN, TAT14, Apollo and Hibernia. This has been coupled with investments in new cable systems like AAG, UNITY, EASSY which recently went live and a couple more in the fray like IMEWE and EIG.