Bharti Airtel and Oracle partner up to boost cloud business in India

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BhartiAirtel and Oracle have extended their partnership to support the growth of India's digital economy by bringing a range of industry-leading cloud solutions to more than 1 million enterprise customers.

The American cloud service provider Oracle said it was partnering with Bharti Airtel's data center unit in an expansion push that will widen the U. S company's customer access in one of its fastest-growing markets.

Garrett Ilg, President, Oracle Japan, and the Asia Pacific, said that the partnership with Bharti Airtel would help Oracle expand the capacity of its India West region. The company already runs a cloud region in the financial capital of Mumbai and another in the southern Indian tech hub of Hyderabad.

India's number of active Internet users is projected to grow to over 900 million by 2025 from 622 million in 2020, driven by cheap data tariffs and affordable smartphones. Bharti Airtel, in a statement, said that with 5G services expected to begin in 2022, the Indian economy would see a surge in demand for digital services and applications.

As per tech researcher Gartner, for Oracle, the tie-up marks the opportunity to sell cloud services to Airtel's more than a million Indian enterprise customers. The partnership also offers Oracle a chance to tap tens of millions of small businesses looking to use digital services in a market where public cloud spending is expected to exceed $12 billion by 2025.