India’s Bharti Airtel Ltd and Amazon Web Services will soon join hands in order to develop the Indian telecom company’s cloud business, which will allow it to offer much wider range of products to its enterprise clients.
Currently, Airtel cloud provides data centres and various cloud-based services to companies and various government entities via different partnerships.
“AWS with the depth and breadth of our platform, and Airtel with its deep reach and expertise and focus, I think together we can build a set of really differentiated cloud products and go serve customers at scale in India,” Puneet Chandok, President, India and South Asia at Amazon Internet Services told a virtual news conference.
According to these two companies, new products could eventually include data analytics , machine learning, AI and various security services amongst the others, the two companies stated.
Tech researchers International Data Corp. believe, the Indian cloud service market is expected to be worth $7.1 billion in 2024, which is up from $3.4 billion this year. This tie up with Bharti Airtel will eventually offer Amazon’s web services business direct access to the Indian firm’s more than 2,500 large enterprise customers and over a million emerging businesses.
This move follows a similar pattern of Reliance Jio, which has raised more than $20 billion in past months from companies like Facebook, Google and from other high profile investors.
“AWS brings over 175 services to the table. We pretty much support any workload on the cloud. We have the largest and the most vibrant community of customers,” said Puneet Chandok, President of AWS in India and South Asia.