India’s leading telecom service provider Bharti Airtel today announced that company has signed an MoU with Royal Government of Bhutan to set up terrestrial OFC network in Bhutan. The new OFC Project will help the IT and IT-enabled services sector of that country. The telecom major Bharti Airtel said in a statement that with this agreement the company will build and set up OFC infrastructure in Bhutan.
We are deeply honored to have the opportunity to partner with the Royal Government of Bhutan to help build a world class ICT (information and communication technology) infrastructure in Bhutan, said Manoj Kohli, chief executive and joint managing director of Bharti Airtel.
The initiative to create the terrestrial cable network in Bhutan will boost IT and telecommunication infrastructure in the Himalayan kingdom.
The Royal Government of Bhutan has identified Information and Communications Technology as a priority sector for creating an Information Society, providing Government services to citizens and businesses through the deployment of e-Government solutions and further the growth of the IT or ITES industry & Data Centre market in Bhutan.
We are privileged to have Bharti Airtel, one of the largest telecom operators in the world as our partners in this initiative.” said, Lyonpo Nandalal Rai, Minister for Information & Communications, Royal Government of Bhutan. Bhutan is a favourite destination of global organizations for setting up back office and data centre businesses.