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Airtel partners with Google Cloud and Cisco to accelerate digital transformation

Bharti Airtel on Thursday launched ‘Airtel Office Internet’, which is a unified enterprise-grade solution for the digital connectivity needs of small businesses, SOHOs, and early-stage tech start-ups. The telecom giant has partnered with Google Cloud and Cisco for ‘Airtel Office Internet’. Plans would start at Rs 999 per month, along with a range of add-on services like Static IPs and parallel ringing.

Airtel said Airtel Office Internet brings together secure high-speed data connectivity, conferencing, and business productivity tools as an all-in-one solution with one plan and one bill. Airtel Officer Internet offers FTTH Broadband, with symmetric speeds up to 1 Gbps along with unlimited local and STD calling.

Airtel Office Internet comes with built-in enterprise-grade security from Cisco and Kaspersky to block malicious and unwanted domains, viruses, crypto-lockers, and attacks.

Describing Cisco’s partnership with the telecom giant, Daisy Chittilapilly, President, Cisco India, and SAARC, said: “Our partnership with Airtel is built on our joint vision of enabling enterprise-grade security for small businesses, grounded in AI and automation, so they can focus on areas that will have the biggest impact on their recovery and growth.”

According to Ajay Chitkara, Director  & CEO – Airtel Business: “The pandemic has accelerated the digital transformation journeys of businesses of all sizes. Emerging businesses are looking for trusted partners to help them in their journeys by eliminating the complexity of managing multiple relationships. Airtel Office Internet is yet another innovation from Airtel in this direction. It brings together Airtel’s network and world-class partner ecosystem to bring to market tailor-made solutions for India’s unique needs.”

Bikram Singh Bedi, Managing Director at Google Cloud India said, “Telecommunications firms are increasingly differentiating by offering a wide range of tools that are helping Indian businesses accelerate their digital transformation with the cloud. The combination of Google Workspace’s collaboration and productivity tools combined with Airtel’s robust pan-India connectivity solutions will be a great growth enabler for small businesses in India.”

Daisy Chittilapilly, President, Cisco India & SAARC said “As the threat landscape grows exponentially, cybersecurity becomes an urgent challenge for any business, regardless of size. This is particularly true for small businesses, given that they typically operate with limited resources and investments. Our partnership with Airtel is built on our joint vision of enabling enterprise-grade security for small businesses, grounded in AI and automation, so they can focus on areas that will have the biggest impact on their recovery and growth.”

Plans start at Rs. 999 with a range of add-on services like Static IPs and parallel ringing. According to Ajay Chitkara, Director & CEO – Airtel Business: “The pandemic has accelerated the digital transformation journeys of businesses of all sizes. Emerging businesses are looking for trusted partners to help them in their journeys by eliminating the complexity of managing multiple relationships. Airtel Office Internet is yet another innovation from Airtel in this direction. It brings together Airtel’s network and world-class partner ecosystem to bring to market tailor-made solutions for India’s unique needs.”

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