Bharti Airtel today unveiled multiple new products in its cloud portfolio ahead of the 5G launch in India. Airtel’s latest cloud offerings will come under Edge Cloud Portfolio and include Edge CDN. Airtel will use Qwilt’s Open Edge Cloud solution for deployment.
Cloud’s Edge content delivery network (CDN) will bring hosted content closer to the user’s geographic location, making content delivery faster. This reduces latency, costs, and server load, making it easier for enterprises to focus on app performance. This service benefits OTT, Ed-Tech, Gaming, and Healthcare organizations.
Airtel Cloud’s Edge CDN service is network optimized as it uses 120 edge locations, network strength, and share of mobility handset to bring a better customer experience to customers. Airtel is working with two of the largest OTT companies in India and others on this platform.
Speaking about Airtel Cloud’s Edge Portfolio, Mr. Ajay Chitkara, Director and CEO, Airtel Business, said, “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. 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. Finally, our GTM strength has direct relationships to all businesses in India small, medium or large.”
Speaking about the partnership, Mr. Alon Maor, CEO of Qwilt, said, “Airtel is a tremendously exciting addition to our global ecosystem of service providers, and we are delighted to power a unique content delivery service offering in India. 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. This announcement underscores the momentum we are gathering as we realize our ambition to build the world’s highest performing edge delivery network.”
Airtel has been spearheading 5G across Indian cities. They recently tested a captive private network at the Bosch facility in Bengaluru. Additionally, they are also rolling out its Edge computing services to customers. This will carry a 5G private network and edge computing in a single package with a view to target factories, warehouses, ports, and airports that will need low latency and high bandwidth networks. For more information about Airtel’s cloud Edge CDN: https://www.airtel.in/business/b2b/edge-cdn