Bharti Infotel ties up with Cisco to build consumer base

MUMBAI: In a bid to provide its consumer base with better service, Bharati Infotel has inked a deal with Cisco to empower enterprise networks and deploy IP based Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) backbone network.

Provider of access, long distance, data and corporate solutions, Bharti Infotel ltd, today announced that it is working with Cisco a pioneer and global leader in MPLS based technology and networking solutions. The deal includes provision of state-of-the-art services and solutions for its enterprise and corporate customers.

MPLS is a hybrid networking technology that combines high-speed performance with security, scalability and reliability. It also helps in the provisioning of several revenue generating services like bandwidth on demand, managed services and intelligent routing of voice, data and other mission critical traffic, says a company release

Since the company has a market share of nearly 50 per cent in the data and broadband market, the compnay hopes that move to deploy MPLS will help to consolidate its leadership. Besides, the company has chosen Deployed With a Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) based high capacity fiber backbone, i2i cable-landing facilities for international bandwidth to offer a unique value proposition for its customers.

According to the company release, the data and broadband group of Bharti Infotel will be marketing these new revenue-generating services to enterprises, corporates and other service providers. With reduced cost of ownership for corporates and enterprises, Bharti expects more and more of them to connect their offices, vendors, partners and customers through the MPLS backbone, thereby increasing the overall market size for data services in India.

The data and broadband group currently has the top 500 corporates in the country as its customers including corporates in the BPO, FMCG and media and entertainment sectors, says the release.

Speaking on the deployment Bharti Infotel ltd president Badri Agarwal said, "With the advent of globalisation, there is an incessant demand from Indian enterprises to access world class services such as VPN, bandwidth on demand and managed networks. The challenge for service providers like Bharti is to make these services available at a reduced total cost of ownership. To address this, we have opted for industry leading IP-based MPLS solution from Cisco. As an end-to-end provider of world class communication services, we are now uniquely positioned to offer high-speed, carrier class services to various enterprises in the country."

Says Cisco Systems India & SAARC president Rangu Salgame, "Cisco is pleased that Bharti Infotel has chosen its IP-based MPLS solution. This end-to-end solution delivers significant operational and capital cost savings to Bharti Infotel and enables them to offer world class value-added services to address their corporate customer demands with comprehensive security, scalability and assured quality of service."

MPLS Powered networks offer several advantages

    Point to multipoint and multipoint to multipoint (Any-to-any) connectivity using one single link from customer premises to Bharti's network

    Multiple services - for e.g., VPN and internet access - can be delivered on the same link

    A platform for rapid deployment of additional value-added IP services, including intranets, extranets, voice, multimedia, and network commerce

    Bandwidth on demand empowers the enterprise customer to provision incremental bandwidth required for a specific period of time for applications like videoconferencing

    Enhanced security to enterprise networks without the need for encryption

    Traffic management capabilities of MPLS enables Differentiated Class of service - Voice, video and other mission critical data can be prioritized over other data traffic.

    Centralized monitoring of quality of service parameters like latency, packet drops and management of VPN membership.

According to Bharti Infotel group CTO Jagbir Singh, "MPLS based VPNs, makes it feasible to connect several hundred sites across the network in a secured manner, which is a key requirement especially for banks, govt. organizations etc. In addition, traffic management capability of MPLS provides guaranteed bandwidth and enhanced Quality of Service (QoS), critical for delivering real-time applications like e-learning and video streaming over the IP backbone."

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