Airtel, Microsoft to address growing ICT needs of SMB

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NEW DELHI, INDIA: Bharti Airtel today announced that it will deliver Microsoft's cloud based Office 365 business productivity solutions to small and medium businesses by provisioning the service through its cloud platform, said a press release.


Under the agreement, Airtel will be able to power SMBs with access to Microsoft Office 365, addressing their connectivity and productivity requirements while allowing them to focus on their core business activities.

Office 365 along with Airtel's DSL and Internet Leased Ports/Lines (ILP) services will empower SMBs with the option to create a public facing website with their own domain name, access to the latest releases from Office 365, state-of-the art anti-virus & anti-spam solutions, and most importantly anytime, anywhere access to documents and emails, with best experience delivered on smart phones using Airtel's network.

Sanjay Kapoor, CEO - India & South Asia, Bharti Airtel said, ''We are delighted to partner with Microsoft to address the growing ICT needs of the SMB segment. The partnership will allow us to become a virtual CIO for our SMB customers.''


Bhaskar Pramanik, chairman, Microsoft India said, ''We are pleased that Bharti Airtel will offer our world-class cloud productivity solution to SMBs in India. The agreement will enable SMBs to take advantage of a secure cloud computing environment at an opex model based pricing.''

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