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Cisco Signs Strategic Partnership Deal with Airtel


Bharti Airtel and Cisco have formed an alliance to offer advanced networking and connectivity solutions to enterprise and SMB customers in India.

As India is becoming the fastest growing major economy in the world, it sees strong growth in demand for next-generation connectivity solutions. This partnership will further leverage Airtel’s deep customer relationships and network to offer highly secure and cutting-edge digitization technology from Cisco in India.

The terms of the alliance state that 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 include 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 result in helping businesses reduce networking capex and lower migration issues during the transition of applications and data to the Cloud.

In addition to this, Airtel announced to offer the Cisco-Webex service as a one-stop destination for all their conferencing and collaboration requirements.

Commenting on this new alliance Ajay Chitkara, CEOAirtel Business said, “We look forward to working closely with Cisco to bring best-in-class digitization and collaboration solutions to customers and consolidate Airtel’s leadership position in the Indian B2B segment.”

Adding more, Sameer Garde, President, Cisco India & SAARC noted, “Airtel is well positioned to offer next-gen digitization solutions to enterprise customers in India and meet the quality of service expectations.  We are excited to partner with Airtel; this not only reinforces our existing relationship but also highlights Airtel’s commitment to offering a flexible, highly secure and reliable digitization and collaboration solutions to their customers.”

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Jyoti Gazmer

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