Airtel Launches Middle East Data Services

By December 29th, 2009 AT 11:21 AM

Bharti Airtel, India’s leading telecom operator today announced the launch of  wholesale data services for the Middle East on its  Connect network, to serve global carriers in the region. The Bharti Airtel is only outside operator with capacities on multiple cable routes in the region, Which offers the unique advantage of at least 3 multiple paths on every cable route.

Over the last two quarters, Bharti has added over 17 GBPS capacity to the region and has made investments that connect the India-Middle East-Europe route via three alternative paths on SEA-ME-WE 4, I-ME-WE and EIG. These paths will provide the much needed diversity and capacity to the region.

According to Mr. Rajan Swaroop, Executive Director, Enterprise Services, Bharti Airtel, “The launch of our global wholesale services for the Middle East is a significant step in our journey of becoming a global network solutions provider. We operate on a multiple partnership model ranging from simple interconnects to joint development of new products. The Middle East is home to some of the biggest economies and represents one of the most dynamic wholesale markets today. Bharti Airtel’s strengths in this business have always been flexibility and innovation in developing solutions for global wholesale, which we believe will create winning propositions for our customers.”

Bharti Airtel’s international infrastructure includes ownership of the i2i submarine cable system, consortium ownership of the SMW4 submarine cable system and investment in a number of diverse submarine cable systems across transatlantic and transpacific routes. Each of its routes- India-ME-Europe, Atlantic, India-Singapore, Singapore-Japan and Japan-US offer customers’ three alternate paths that address dual needs of expansion and diversity. Bharti Airtel has also built terrestrial express connectivity to countries in the SAARC region, such as Nepal and Bhutan. The initiative enables enterprises in land locked countries like Bhutan, Nepal, to reach out to the world, by accessing Bharti’s cable assets through its International cable landing stations in Chennai and Mumbai.

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