Airtel Joins with Cisco, Google Cloud to Launch Airtel Office Internet
Bharti Airtel has launched a new enterprise-grade solution ‘Airtel Office Internet’ for small businesses, SOHOs, and tech startups. This has been launched in association with Google Cloud and Cisco, with plans starting at 999, along with a range of add-on services such as Static IPs and parallel ringing.
The telco has stated that it aims to drive the digital transformation of small businesses via new enterprise solution. Airtel Office Internet comes as a unified solution with one plan and one bill yet offers FTTH broadband with symmetric speeds of up to 1Gbps also provides unlimited local/STD calling.
It also comes with in-built enterprise-grade security from Cisco and Kaspersky for cybersecurity against threats like malicious and unwanted domains, viruses, cyber attacks and crypto lockers.
Ajay Chitkara, Director & CEO – Airtel Business says, “The pandemic has accelerated the digital transformation journeys of businesses of all sizes… Airtel Office Internet is yet another innovation from Airtel in this direction. It brings together Airtel’s network and world-class partner ecosystem to bring to market tailor-made solutions for India’s unique needs.”
On the other hand, Airtel had inked an enterprise connectivity deal with Cisco under which it will launch connectivity solutions for enterprises based on the latter's Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) technology.
Meanwhile, the association with Google Cloud allows Airtel to provide complimentary Google Workspace licenses that would enable businesses to use Gmail for all professional email communication along with an entire range of productivity and collaboration tools from Google.
Bikram Singh Bedi, Managing Director, Google Cloud says, “The combination of Google Workspace’s collaboration and productivity tools combined with Airtel’s robust pan-India connectivity solutions will be a great growth enabler for small businesses in India.”
Airtel Office Internet also offer free Airtel BlueJeans license for unlimited and secure teleconferencing. Thus, Businesses would be able to handle all the services in one place via a digital self-serve portal. The second-largest Indian telco serves more than one million businesses of all sizes with a wide range of connectivity solutions.
Daisy Chittilapilly, President, Cisco India & SAARC adds, “Our partnership with Airtel is built on our joint vision of enabling enterprise-grade security for small businesses, grounded in AI and automation, so they can focus on areas that will have the biggest impact on their recovery and growth.”
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