Airtel launches new cloud portfolio, company plans to roll out 5G services

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Airtel launches new cloud portfolio, company plans to roll out 5G services
Airtel launches new cloud portfolio, company plans to roll out 5G services

The new cloud portfolio offerings, which will include the Edge content delivery network (CDN), will fall under Edge Cloud Portfolio

To offer specialised products for multiple business segments, Bharti Airtel on Thursday launched a new Cloud portfolio, as the company plans to roll out 5G services in the country.

The new cloud portfolio offerings, which will include the Edge content delivery network (CDN), will fall under Edge Cloud Portfolio.

Airtel Cloud’s Edge CDN accelerates web and video content delivery by using its edge network to bring content as close to users as possible.

Making it easier for enterprises to focus on app performance for OTT, ed-tech, gaming and healthcare sectors, this reduces latency, costs and load on servers.

“Airtel has three key strengths to offer a differentiated set of cloud offerings, we have 12 large data centres and 120+ edge locations. We also have a network with comprehensive coverage across the country and to most locations across the globe,” said Ajay Chitkara, Director and CEO, Airtel Business.

Currently, Airtel is working with two of the largest OTT companies in India and others on this platform.

“With 5G around the corner, businesses will leverage the low latency, high bandwidth and high device density of the 5G spectrum to solve critical problems using edge computing,” said Chitkara.

For deployment, Airtel said it will utilise Edge Cloud application developer Qwilt’s ‘Open Edge Cloud’ solution.

“Our edge architecture provides a new economic model for streaming delivery, in which Airtel Cloud’s Edge CDN plays a central role in the end-to-end value chain,” said Alon Maor, CEO, Qwilt.

At the Bosch facility in Bengaluru, Airtel recently became the first company to test a captive private network. Airtel is also rolling out its Edge compute service to customers.

The company said soon there will be many targeted cloud portfolio solutions coming in for specific industry requirements.

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