As the company plans to roll out 5G services in the country, Bharti Airtel has launched a new cloud portfolio with specialized products for multiple business units.
The new cloud offerings are part of the edge cloud portfolio, including edge content delivery networks (CDNs).
Airtel Cloud’s Edge CDN accelerates the delivery of web and video content by leveraging its edge network to bring content as close to users as possible.
This reduces latency, cost and server load, making it easier for companies to focus on application performance in the OTT, ed-tech, gaming and healthcare industries.
“Airtel has three key advantages in providing differentiated cloud offerings. We have 12 large data centers and more than 120 edge locations. We also have an extensive network covering the country and most of the world,” said Ajay Chitkara . Director and Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Business.
Airtel is currently working with two of the largest OTT companies in India and others on the platform.
“With 5G on the horizon, enterprises will take advantage of the low latency, high bandwidth, and high device density of the 5G spectrum to solve critical edge computing problems,” Chitkara said.
Airtel said it will leverage an “open edge cloud” solution from edge cloud application developer Qwilt for the deployment.
“Our edge architecture enables a new economic model for streaming media delivery, with Airtel Cloud’s edge CDN playing a central role in the end-to-end value chain,” said Qwilt CEO Alon Maor.
Airtel recently became the first company to test a private private network at a Bosch site in Bangalore. Airtel is also rolling out its edge computing services to customers.
The company says there will soon be a number of targeted cloud solutions for specific industry needs.