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
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.