Jio’s bid to win the business and cloud markets

In January, Bharti Airtel Ltd, India’s second-largest telecom operator, first stitched together an agreement with Google Cloud, under which Airtel was to offer G Suite products, including Gmail, Docs, Drive and Calendar, to large, medium and small businesses. At the time, Airtel’s enterprise business comprised 2,500 large businesses and a little over 500,000 small businesses and startups, according to a press release by the company.

Seven months later, in August, Airtel inked a multi-year partnership with Amazon Web Services to make most of its business customers switch to AWS’s cloud computing platform. Airtel’s announcement stated that the company served, in …


Varun Sood

Varun is a Bengaluru-based journalist and former writer at The Morning Context. In his thirteen-year stint as a print journalist, he had worked with a number of publications, including Business Standard, the Financial Times, The Economic Times and Mint.