The backbone network will also enable super-fast broadband experiences over 4G/5G/FTTH architectures, making the most efficient use of available fiber resources.
Like many new developments, this deal is too is part of Project Leap, Airtel’s network transformation program and will also enable a network that can quickly respond to simultaneous faults by re-computing and re-routing traffic based on available network resources.
As per Airtel, company’s new backbone architecture creates a solid foundation that can cut across technology generations to seamlessly work with data rates of 400 Gbps and higher to create a future proof scalable network.
Bharti Airtel CTO Randeep Sekhon commented: “This partnership is to build one of world’s largest optical spine and leaf networks, which is also a big step towards 5G readiness by leveraging our huge fiber assets. This will not only scale our network for massive capacity but also protect traffic and enhance service delivery to all our customers. It will also help Airtel further strengthen its position as a key enabler of digital experiences in an increasingly connected world.”