Airtel bags project from Bhutan govt

Airtel bags project from Bhutan govt

New Delhi: Telecom firm Bharti Airtel has entered into an agreement with the Bhutan government for creating a new terrestrial cable network in the neighboring country.

Airtel has inked an MoU with the Royal Government of Bhutan to extend fibre connectivity to the Himalayan Kingdom, Bharti Airtel said in a statement on Tuesday.

“At Bharti, we have always believed in undertaking business projects that have a positive impact on the society at large. The launch of Bhutan Fibre Connect is reiteration of Bharti Airtel’s commitment to building a truly global network," Bharti Airtel chief executive officer and joint managing director Manoj Kohli said.

The initiative will enable enterprises in Bhutan to reach out to different countries by accessing Bharti’s cable assets, through its international cable landing stations in Chennai and Mumbai.

“...Bhutan has identified Information and Communications Technology as a priority sector for creating an Information Society, providing government services to citizens and businesses through the deployment of e-Government solutions and further the growth of the IT/ITES industry and data centre market in Bhutan," Royal Government of Bhutan minister for information and communications Lyonpo Nandalal Rai said.