Airtel helps Verizon offer faster content services in India, opens four points of presence

Bharti Airtel, India’s leading telecom carrier has partnered with Verizon Digital Media Services to launch new points of presence (PoPs) in Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and New Delhi, allowing the latter to further expand into the market. The partnership will provide users in India with faster and reliable access of content on the Verizon Digital Media Services platform, an official statement said.


Leveraging Airtel’s digital infrastructure as a gateway to India, along with data center services and network, Verizon Digital Media Services said that it will allow the company to provide superior digital media experiences to millions of internet users in India.

“India is fast emerging as a large regional IP Hub and we are excited to enable Verizon Digital Media Services to provide best-in-class digital services in India. This collaboration ensures superior user experiences and seamlessly handles traffic spikes as connected devices, subscribers and content size continue to grow,” Ajay Chitkara, Director & CEO-Global Voice & Data Business, Bharti Airtel, said in a joint statement.

“We are delighted by the positive results seen in a very short time and we are confident that in the long term, Indian mobile Internet users are going to immensely benefit from this partnership,” Chitkara said.

The newly installed PoPs have already yielded exceptional outcomes. Using third-party Cedexis measurement tools, Verizon Digital Media Services said that it has observed significant network improvements when comparing its network performance in India before and after the PoP installations.

The amount of time required on Verizon Digital Media Services’ servers to receive users’ requests, respond and deliver results has significantly decreased.

“We are expanding our content delivery network in strategic markets that our customers care about, and we have found a long-term partner in Airtel Business,” said Rob Peters, Chief Technology Officer, Verizon Digital Media Services.

“The launch of these strategic PoPs marks the beginning of a strong partnership between Verizon and Airtel Business and further cements our commitment to providing consumers in India,” Peters said.

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Sanjit Roy Thakurnagar, wb
August 2, 2016 10:47 pm 10:47 PM

Whatever Verizon does for Airtel or not, but I wish that one day Verizon could buy out Airtel, because Verizon is heavily cash rich, so it spend lot of money for infrastructure and for spectrum which will improve quality of services

Sagar Siddhapura
August 3, 2016 12:27 pm 12:27 PM

Verizon is the shittiest service provider. You won’t get to hear positive about it. I wish T mobile did this

Sanjit Roy Thakurnagar, wb
August 3, 2016 2:38 pm 2:38 PM

T mobile is cheap in US but it has less rural coverage than Verizon wireless and at thr same time T mobile’s LTE network is not riding on sub 1ghz frequency bands, so the coverage is patchy

Shivang Singh (SS)
August 3, 2016 8:25 am 8:25 AM

Verizon is the airtel of USA. Very expensive and no 1 even with the CDMA/LTE combination.

S Gopal
August 3, 2016 3:47 pm 3:47 PM

The critics of Vodafone India would love to learn that Vodafone was a major stakeholder in Verizon Wireless till a few years ago, and thus justify why Vodafone and Verizon are considered to be more expensive than the competiton.

In my experience, Verizon’s network pips AT & T Mobilityin terms of coverage and number of customers and hence duo its numero uno status in two categories it might be charging a premium just as Airtel does in India.

Sanjit Roy Thakurnagar, wb
August 3, 2016 6:12 pm 6:12 PM

Exactly, but we should be very practical just take a look to Assam circle where aircel is expensive compare to others, the only reason is they have huge revenue numbers as well as deep rooted coverage over there, but when it comes to Bengal circle then it is totally opposite. Considering the tariffs of Bharti Airtel it’s more than others comparing to the quality of services it is offering.

Sanjit Roy Thakurnagar, wb
August 3, 2016 11:47 am 11:47 AM

I know it very well, but Airtel has also the highest tariffs compare to any operator in India and when it comes to quality of services then it sucks, so it’s better that Verizon could buy out this 3rd class patchy network to make it a world class network once again.

August 2, 2016 11:36 pm 11:36 PM

Verizon wants to be new age telecom provider. It buys out Yahoo, AOL and several smaller companies.
If Airtel joins hands with Verizon, it can be a blockbuster.

Many people are hugely banking on Jio, even me too! But right now I feel that with so much expectation Jio might fail miserably.

August 3, 2016 12:28 pm 12:28 PM

Do not hope that
If Verizon wants to enter in India they should act as a new operator or it should join hands with Tata Docomo or Bsnl of it happens we will have 5 or 6 good operators

August 2, 2016 9:36 pm 9:36 PM

Airtel fraud mind in Karnataka : I got 1gb 4g data in free from Airtel..but I didn’t get a 4 g signal…that’s blocked 4g signal in my number..only I got 3g and 2g signal..and cannot register in 4g network…..

August 2, 2016 10:13 pm 10:13 PM

go get a new sim for 4G, and call customer care to activate 4G, and check whether you are activated 4g data pack on 3g sim

SonuSB (Bhalej,Gujarat)
August 2, 2016 9:22 pm 9:22 PM
Off topic: From the last three recharges, I have gotten 3g speed by default though I am recharging 2g pack. Airtel does same like BSNL means if having 3g signals then can use data in 3g speed and if not then fall back to 2g speed. I am from Gujarat circle. Does anyone also get such speed advantage? Or am i the only lucky one? One more thing to share that last three recharges are either 2g unlimited data plan or magic data plan of 1.5GB to 10GB and all have recharge from My Airtel App. Is there anyone getting… Read more »