Airtel Business and GBI, a service provider that owns and operates a multilayer carrier neutral network connecting the world to the Middle East, have announced a strategic partnership which will increase Airtel’s direct reach to multiple new countries in the Middle East and will offer GBI’s partners better connectivity.
Ajay Chitkara, Director and CEO-Global Voice and Data Business, Bharti Airtel Ltd said, “We are committed to providing the best in class service experience to our customers in the region and globally. This new partnership with GBI is a significant step in that direction. GBI being a key network asset for the region will not only improve our customers’ experience and reach but would also enable GBI’s customers to experience a seamless extension on the Airtel Global network spanning across 50 countries across 5 continents”.
Amr Eid, Acting Chief Executive Officer and CCO of GBI said, “We are delighted to partner with Airtel, to extend our network reach to Airtel’s customers and to further enhance the benefits of our value propositions for customers and partners.”
The partnership is in line with the long-term strategy of Airtel Business, considering the long-term potential for the Middle East market.