Kolkata, Apr 15 (IEBusiness) Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s leading telecommunications services provider, and Cisco today announced an alliance to offer advanced networking and connectivity solutions to enterprise and SMB customers in India.
India, which is the fastest growing major economy in the world, is seeing strong growth in demand for next-generation connectivity solutions. As businesses tap digitization for enhanced agility and growth, this partnership will leverage Airtel’s deep customer relationships and network to offer highly secure and cutting-edge digitization technology from Cisco in India, the company said in a release issued here.
As part of the partnership, Airtel will offer Managed Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) services in collaboration with Cisco. Built on the Cisco-Viptela platform, Airtel’s Managed SD-WAN service will provide real-time analytics and in-built security. This solution will also have a centralized policy, and a management controller that will provide customers with a clear view of data flows across their networks and enable them to optimize data traffic to suit their business needs. The fully managed, resilient and dynamic central platform will help businesses reduce networking capex and lower migration issues during the transition of applications and data to the Cloud.
Airtel will also offer the Cisco-Webex service as a one-stop destination for all their conferencing and collaboration requirements. With the Webex platform, Airtel customers will be able to collaborate across multiple audio and video platforms and devices, enabling them to connect seamlessly with remote offices, clients, customers, and employees.