By August 17th, 2009 AT 6:24 PM

AIRTEL LAUNCHES GLOBAL SERVICE PORTFOLIO FOR TELCOSBharti Airtel, Asia’s leading integrated telecom services provider, today unveiled its Global Wholesale Service Portfolio with a network that will reach 50 countries across the continents of Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Australia. Bhart Airtel’s portfolio will enable the global carrier community access to Bharti Airtel’s services to and from any part of the globe. This expanded connectivity has come on the back of investments of over USD 500 million made on building cable capacity, network infrastructure and international Points of Presence.

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.

Announcing this at the launch of Global Wholesale Service in Singapore, David Nishball, President-Enterprise Services, Bharti Airtel said, “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.

The initiative comes on the back of sustained investments in building a diverse and resilient global portfolio through building and ownership of cable capacity and network infrastructure. 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 is carefully planned and executed to provide unmatched resilience and service offerings. The network comprises of submarine networks, backhaul networks (which connect between the submarine landing station and the Bharti’s local points of presence in that country) and the POPs which are built with the next-generation equipments. These together offer to Bharti Airtel’s customers unparalleled service quality and flexibility.



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