Sunday, August 16, 2009

Bharti Airtel Launches Global Wholesale Services

India's Bharti Airtel is making a bid to become a top tier, global wholesale carrier with a network that will reach 50 countries across the continents of Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Australia. The company said it has invested of US$500 million made on building cable capacity, network infrastructure and international Points of Presence. Airtel's global network consists of capacity in 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 development.

Bharti Airtel's newly launched Global Wholesale Service Portfolio includes MPLS, Ethernet, IP and International Private Leased Circuit (IPLC) services 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.

"The launch of the Global Wholesale Service Portfolio is another step in our journey of becoming a global network solutions provider. 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 is the flexibility and the innovation that it brings to its customers and partners that we believe creates winning propositions for the partners business," stated David Nishball, President-Enterprise Services, Bharti Airtel.