Airtel Cloud’s CDN will reduce latency, costs and load on servers making it easier for enterprises to focus on app performance
Bharti Airtel announced on Thursday multiple new products in its cloud portfolio ahead of the 5G service launch. The new cloud offerings will fall under Edge Cloud Portfolio and will include Edge CDN. Airtel has announced several cloud solutions ahead of 5G launch, which include its cloud Edge content delivery network (CDN). It will accelerate web and video content delivery by using its edge network to bring content as close to users as possible.
Airtel Cloud’s CDN will reduce latency, costs and load on servers making it easier for enterprises to focus on app performance. This service is especially useful in OTT, Ed-Tech, Gaming and Healthcare sectors. The service is network optimised as it uses 120 edge locations, network strength and share of mobility handset to bring better customer experience to customers. Airtel is 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. 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,” said Ajay Chitkara, Director and CEO, Airtel Business.
Airtel is also rolling out its Edge compute service to customers. This will bring 5G private network and edge computing in a single box with a view to target factories, warehouse and ports, airports who will need low latency and high bandwidth network, IOT devices to collect and computing prowess to process the data.
The telco has also announced that in the near future there will be many targeted cloud solutions coming in from Airtel for specific industry needs like Banking, 5G Edge, Developer and hybrid cloud requirements on an immediate basis.