Google has partnerd with Airtel to offer cloud services to small & medium Indian businesses.
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Bharti Airtel began offering G Suite services to small and medium-sized businesses in India in partnership with Google, 20 January onwards. Airtel currently claims to serve over 2,500 large businesses and over 500,000 SMBs and technology startups in India.
Reliance Jio struck a similar deal with Microsoft in August 2019 to offer cloud services to small businesses. As part of the partnership, Jio and Microsoft were to jointly offer Azure, Microsoft 365 and Microsoft AI platforms to more organisations in India, and also bring Azure Cognitive Services to more devices and in 13 Indian languages to the country.
Amazon currently leads the cloud computing market but does not have any similar deals with telecom operators.
In October 2019, The Telecommunications Authority of India (TRAI) had invited comments on a consultation paper that aimed to provide a framework for registration of an industry body for cloud service providers (CSP). The paper covered issues such as eligibility criteria for registration, obligations, membership policy and other policy issues related to the governance structure of cloud service provider’s industry body.