New Delhi, India Bangkok, Thailand, August 31, 2010: Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa further strengthened its Global Data portfolio by announcing the launch of its services in Thailand & Malaysia which include IPL, Managed MPLS and Ethernet for customers in the region.

The launch of its Global Data portfolio in Thailand and Malaysia in association with TRUE International Gateway Co. and Telecom Malaysia respectively, strengthens Bharti Airtel’s global footprint. These services are complemented by the company’s Global Network that provides three levels of connectivity in the region supported by world class submarine infrastructure, including the i2i, AAG and APCN2/UNITY cables. The infrastructure will establish a seamless connectivity to Africa, Europe and the US by offering at least three cables on every route, thereby providing unparalleled diversity and resilience.

Multiple new cable systems terminating into India in the immediate future and Bharti Airtel’s enhanced access in the region will stimulate India’s emergence as a preferred Transit hub in South East Asia. Bharti Airtel will now connect countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam and others to key international markets via its comprehensive global network infrastructure.

According to Ajay Chitkara, CEO – Global Data Business, Bharti Airtel, “Bharti Airtel has always been committed to providing best in class services to all its customers and has been particularly focused in tapping into emerging markets globally. The launch of our services in Thailand & Malaysia fall in line with this organizational strategy, enabling us to cater to two of the fastest growing international bandwidth markets. We strongly believe that our global reach and comprehensive product portfolio will allow us to effectively service the needs of customers in these regions.”

Bharti Airtel’s Global Data portfolio offers Managed MPLS, Ethernet, IP and International Private Leased Circuit (IPLC) services to customers across the globe with a special focus on high growth markets in Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa. The portfolio includes solutions for voice and data connectivity, collaboration services, co-location, carrier outsourcing and content distribution through its next-generation high speed submarine and fiber network. Airtel’s global network consists of SMW4, i2i (fully owned), APCN2, C2C, JUCN, TGN, TAT14, Apollo and Hibernia. This has been coupled with investments in new cable systems like AAG, UNITY, EASSY which recently went live and a couple more in the fray like IMEWE and EIG.

Bharti Airtel Global Data also offers unique and innovative end to end solutions to customers such as Satcom based Turnkey Solutions, Network Integration /Transformation Services and Video solutions as a one stop shop service provider.

About Bharti Airtel Limited

Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa.  The company offers mobile voice & data services, fixed line, high speed broadband, IPTV, DTH, turnkey telecom solutions for enterprises and national & international long distance services to carriers. Bharti Airtel has been ranked among the six best performing technology companies in the world by BusinessWeek. Bharti Airtel had over 186 million customers across its operations at the end of July 2010. To know more visit