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Aircel Joins India's Cloud Crowd

With significant demand for cloud-based services expected in India in the coming years, Aircel Ltd. has formed a partnership with managed network security and cloud services provider Virtela Technology Services Inc. to provide hosted, on-demand IT resources to Indian companies, particularly those that have international operations. (See Aircel Partners With Virtela.)

In making the move, Aircel, India's seventh-largest mobile operator with almost 60 million customers, joins Bharti Airtel Ltd. (Mumbai: BHARTIARTL), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) , Tata Communications Ltd. , Reliance Communications Ltd. and Tulip Telecom Ltd. in chasing cloud services deals in the country. (See Tulip To Focus On Cloud & Govt. Contracts, Savvis, Bharti Cloud Up India, BSNL Joins the Cloud Crowd, Tata Gets Cloudy With Google, Bharti Joins the Cloud Crowd and Reliance Communications Launches 'Cloud Computing' Solutions in India on Microsoft Platform.)

For the full story, including growth expectations for India's cloud services market, see Aircel Gets Cloudy With Virtela.

— Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading

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digits 12/5/2012 | 4:55:18 PM
re: Aircel Joins India's Cloud Crowd

I think the true imopact of cloud services in india will be determined by the successful deployment and provision of TDD LTE services by those Indian operators holding BWA (Broadband Wireless Access) spectrum licenses.

LTE is capable of delivering the kind of low latency connection that cloud services users will want, and that's going to be key for a lot of SMEs in India for which a fixed fiber connection will be too expensive or just not available.

I think the success of TDD LTE and mass market cloud services in India are linked.

Scott Raynovich 12/5/2012 | 4:55:16 PM
re: Aircel Joins India's Cloud Crowd

You know guys, it wasn't that long ago I was an editor here but now I come back and start reading about TDD LTE SME BWA on a CMTS and I realize I am SOL.

Seriously, this industry could use a serious acronym intervention.


DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 4:55:16 PM
re: Aircel Joins India's Cloud Crowd

This from a man who speaks in ticker symbols. Don't you have some gold coins to polish or something?

Scott Raynovich 12/5/2012 | 4:55:15 PM
re: Aircel Joins India's Cloud Crowd

Phil, about to get long VIX and into some GLD calls with a heavy short on curve flattener levered 2X into a bullish double DBS butterfly calendar spread, hold the mayo.

It's true that every industry has it's own ridiculous jargon!

It could be worse, we could both be writing for Renalweb.com -- "if you're learning about dialysis":


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