Airtel yesterday announced the launch of "airtellive.com", claimed to be an all-in-one Internet portal for its customers. This makes the company the first telco in the country to launch such a portal, it said.
The portal is looked upon as a milestone for Airtel; it builds upon the existing Broadband ecosystem to establish an Internet destination for Web applications, said Atul Bindal, president of Airtel Telemedia Services during the launch.
Airtel's move is expected to give its customers easy access to Google's simple yet powerful applications over the company's fast and reliable Broadband network. At "airtellive.com", Airtel customers will can access -- for free -- Google's Applications messaging and collaboration Suite that includes email services, Google documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Services are co-branded and powered by Google and Airtel Broadband. Airtel claims it has also partnered the likes of shaadi.com, 24x7guru, and naukri.com to offer exclusive deals and discounts on its portal.
Bharti Airtel, spear-headed by Sunil Bharti Mittal, is the country's leading integrated telecom services provider with a total subscriber base of nearly 61.91 million.