Airtel & Google Cloud Partner to Enhance Collaboration & Productivity among Indian Companies
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Airtel, the telecommunications giant with operations in 18 countries across Asia & Africa, ranks amongst the top three service providers globally in terms of number of subscribers. Bharti Airtel had over 411 million customers across its operations at the end of September 2019. In India, the company's product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed home broadband, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers.
Google Cloud provides organizations with leading infrastructure, platform capabilities and industry solutions, along with expertise, to reinvent their business with data-powered innovation on modern computing infrastructure. Companies in more than 150 countries turn to Google Cloud as their trusted partner to solve their most critical business problems by leveraging Google’s cutting-edge technology that enable to operate more efficiently, modernize for growth, and innovate for the future.
The Agreement will see Airtel offering G Suite to small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) in India as a part of its integrated ICT portfolio. G Suite is a set of intelligent apps—Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar and more—designed with real-time collaboration and machine intelligence to bring people together and
Indian companies are making a massive transformation to the cloud and we’re thrilled to partner with Airtel to support this transition.
help them work smarter and safer. Airtel serves over 2,500 large businesses and over 500,000 SMBs and technology startups across India.
Through this agreement, Google Cloud and Airtel aspire to tap the growth opportunities in India, which ranks amongst the fastest growing economies and has the second highest number of internet users in the world.
Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO (India and South Asia), Bharti Airtel says, “Airtel and Google Cloud have a shared vision of delighting customers with great products. India, with its growing economy and adoption of digital services, offers one of the biggest opportunities to serve customers with innovative solutions. We are pleased to further strengthen our deep relationship with Google Cloud and build products and services aimed at transforming Indian businesses.”
Indian businesses are embracing digital tools and cloud based solutions to enhance agility and efficiency, and solve the evolving requirements of their customers. As per a recent report by NASSCOM, by 2022 the Indian cloud market could cross $7 billion and Indian Software as a Service (SaaS) market could top the $3.5 billion mark.
Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud says, “Indian companies are making a massive transformation to the cloud and we’re thrilled to partner with Airtel to support this transition. The combination of G Suite’s collaboration and productivity tools with Airtel’s digital business offerings will help accelerate digital innovations for thousands of Indian businesses.”