Airtel and IBM are working together to provide secure cloud services to Indian businesses

Powered by IBM Cloud Satellite, Airtel platform will support Maruti Suzuki’s initiatives to simplify plant productivity and quality operations

September 14, 2022

Armonk, New York And the MumbaiAnd the September 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Bharti Airtel, the leading provider of telecom solutions in India With over 358 million subscribers, today they announced their intent to work together to deploy Airtel’s edge computing platform in India, which will include 120 network data centers across 20 cities. Once deployed, the platform is designed to enable large organizations across many industries including manufacturing and automotive to accelerate innovative solutions that deliver new value to their customers and their operations – securely on the edge.

Airtel’s edge computing platform, deployed as a hybrid environment based on IBM Cloud Satellite and Red Hat OpenShift®, which expand secure and open cloud services wherever data resides. This can help improve business performance and customer experience by reducing latency while addressing data security and sovereignty requirements – critical as workloads increasingly turn to the edge.

The business value offered by edge computing can be greatly improved when combined with 5G. in IndiaWith 5G expected to roll out later this year, it has the potential to create a cumulative economy Effect From 1 trillion dollars by 20351.

Speaking about the work, Ganesh Lakshminarayanan, CEO – Enterprise, Airtel Business said, “As India prepares to pilot 5G, we see a tremendous opportunity to help businesses across industries transform how goods and services are delivered. We have the largest network of edge data centers available in the world. India Under the Nxtra brand, we will leverage our work with IBM to help Indian companies meet their critical business needs more efficiently, making it significantly easier for companies to tackle the workloads where their data resides. “

Maruti Suzuki India Limited, India The largest manufacturer of passenger cars, intends to use the rim platform to increase accuracy and efficiency in quality inspections on the factory floor. By publishing this platform, Maruti Suzuki It expects to enhance quality control and ensure its data remains protected on the edge.

“At Maruti Suzuki, we constantly strive to meet the highest standards of quality by ensuring that our processes and quality control are far above industry standards. Technology is a key enabler in this journey, helping to enhance quality and efficiency and deliver a next-generation user experience. We are excited to work With Airtel Business and IBM to set a higher standard and explore the massive potential of deploying artificial intelligence and analytics on the edge to increase the expertise of our workforce,” Rajesh UppalSenior Executive Director, Human Resources and Information Technology, Maruti Suzuki.

Work between IBM and Airtel on 5G adoption was announced today at Think Mumbai. Airtel’s solution takes advantage of IBM Maximo visual inspection for quality inspection using artificial intelligence. IBM Consulting leads the systems integration for the IBM platform. With this hybrid cloud platform, IBM Consulting industry expertise, and access to the best technology and partners, the IBM engineering and Airtel Digital teams will build use cases that leverage Airtel’s 5G connectivity and IBM’s hybrid cloud capabilities to address pressing business issues faced by enterprise customers.

Harnessing Airtel’s 5G connectivity and IBM’s advanced high-security computing capabilities can enable organizations to deploy and manage workloads in near real time. Industries including telecommunications, financial services, healthcare, and government can benefit from low latency, high availability, and increased connection speeds.

“As companies – particularly those in regulated industries – modernize their infrastructure, they need to be able to do so in a way that enables them to continue to comply, without being burdened with compliance obligations – no matter where Having her data,” he said Howard BovelPresident, IBM Cloud Platform. “Cooperating with Airtel to deliver IBM’s hybrid cloud offerings to Indian multi-access computing customers will help them seize the opportunities presented by 5G and edge networks, such as innovation with greater speed and security.”

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About Airtel

Headquartered in IndiaAirtel is a global provider of communications solutions with more than 490 million customers in 17 countries around the world South Asia And the Africa. The company ranks among the top three mobile phone companies globally and its networks cover more than two billion people. airtel India The largest integrated communications solutions provider and the second largest mobile operator in Africa. Airtel’s retail portfolio includes high-speed 4G/4.5G mobile broadband, Airtel Xstream Fiber that promises speeds of up to 1Gbps with convergence across linear and on-demand entertainment and streaming services that include music, video, digital payments and financial services. For enterprise customers, Airtel offers a range of solutions that include secure connectivity, cloud services, data center, cyber security, Internet of Things, advertising technology and cloud-based communications. For more details visit


Hannah Slocum
IBM Global Communications

Richraj Break
External Relations, IBM India & South Asia

Madhur Kalra
DGM Corporate Communications, Bharti Airtel


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