The cloud user base is increasing in India with the Global tech giants increasing their presence in India’s ICT growth. Google has today confirmed that the company has signed a deal with Airtel, India’s third-largest Telecom company to grow its cloud customer base in India.
The deal starting from today allows Airtel to offer G Suite for small and medium-sized businesses. Airtel has over 325 million subscribers in India and the company serves for over 2,500 large-sized businesses and over 500,000 small and medium-sized companies and startups in the country.
Earlier in 2019, Reliance Jio announced that the company has signed a 10-year deal with Microsoft to offer cloud services to millions of small businesses in India.
AWS or Amazon Web Services currently leads the cloud market in India but currently doesn’t have any partnership with any telecom company in India. Earlier this week on his visit to India Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced to invest $1 billion to help digitize small businesses in the country.
About half a billion people of India have started using the Internet in the past decade which has allowed small and medium businesses to start using digital tools like storage and online payments. According to the NASSCOM report India’s cloud market to grow to worth about $7 billion in the next three years.
To increase their user base the top three cloud services giants Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are battling for the top place in the most emerging market.