Bharti Airtel has launched a new Cloud portfolio to offer specialised products for multiple business segments, as the company plans to roll out 5G services in the country.
The new cloud offerings will fall under the Edge Cloud Portfolio and will include the Edge content delivery network (CDN).
Airtel Cloud's Edge CDN accelerates web and video content delivery by using its edge network to bring content as close to users as possible.
This reduces latency, costs and load on servers making it easier for enterprises to focus on app performance for OTT, ed-tech, gaming and healthcare sectors.
"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," said Ajay Chitkara, Director and CEO, of Airtel Business.
Airtel is currently working with two of the largest OTT companies in India and others on this platform.
"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," said Chitkara.
Airtel said it will utilise Edge Cloud application developer Qwilt's 'Open Edge Cloud' solution for deployment.
"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," said Alon Maor, CEO, of Qwilt.
Airtel recently became the first company to test a captive private network at the Bosch facility in Bengaluru. Airtel is also rolling out its Edge compute service to customers.
The company said there will be many targeted cloud solutions coming in for specific industry requirements soon.