Airtel launches Hosted Mail for SMBs
Corporate mailing solution powered by Microsoft
New Delhi, August 6, 2009: Bharti Airtel, Asia’s leading integrated telecom service provider, today announced that it has launched a corporate mailing solution for SMBs across the country - ‘Airtel Hosted Mail’ - powered by Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. It will offer SMBs a robust enterprise grade mailing solution with an inbox as big as 4 GB. Airtel Hosted Mail will offer SMBs a wider range of communication tools than conventional email solutions – enabling them to share email messages, contacts, calendars, work folders, task list and documents from either their PC or mobile phone. Coming close on the heels of the launch of Airtel Online Desktop, this adds to Airtel’s SaaS portfolio.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. K. Srinivas, Joint President-Telemedia Services, Bharti Airtel, said, “Continuing our commitment to meet the digital needs of the Indian SMB customer, we are pleased to share another productivity tool with the Airtel Hosted Mail, in partnership with Microsoft. We are confident that our SMB customers across the country will appreciate the affordability, robustness and convenience of this solution over the conventional solutions they are currently using."
Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Rajan Anandan, Managing Director, Microsoft India said, “We believe that an amalgamation of software plus services delivered through the internet can deliver great value to enterprises - thus making owning and managing IT infrastructure more affordable and convenient.
Airtel Hosted Mail – powered by Microsoft Exchange 2007 will be available in 2 versions:
- Pro Mail at Rs. 80 per user/ month which offers an Inbox of 2 GB with attachment limit of 10 MB, built-in proven Anti-spam and Anti-virus security along with Search service through mail content, contacts and even attachments.
- Business Mail at Rs. 220 per user/ month which offers an Inbox of 4 GB with attachment limit of 20 MB, Mobile and Offline access, built-in proven Anti-spam and Anti-virus security along with Search service through search through mail content, contacts and even attachments.
In addition, a basic version of Airtel Hosted Mail – powered by Nivio Web Mail will be available:
Basic Mail at Rs. 25 per user/ month which offers an Inbox of 1 GB with attachment limit of 10 MB, built-in proven anti-spam and anti-virus security.
For further details, customers can call 121 from their Airtel fixed line or SMS ‘Business’ to 53636 or email email@example.com
About Bharti Airtel Limited: Bharti Airtel Limited, a group company of Bharti Enterprises, is Asia’s leading integrated telecom services provider with operations in India and Sri Lanka and an aggregate of over 105.20 million customers as of end of June 2009, consisting of 102.37 million mobile customers. Bharti Airtel Limited has been voted as India's most innovative company, in a survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal.
Bharti Airtel is structured into three strategic business units - Mobile services, Telemedia services and Enterprise services. The mobile business offers services in India and Sri Lanka. The Telemedia business provides broadband and telephone services in 95 cities, DTH services and has recently forayed into the IPTV services. The Enterprise business provides end-to-end telecom solutions to corporate customers and national and international long distance services to carriers. All these services are provided under the Airtel brand. Airtel’s high-speed optic fibre network currently spans over 104,540 Rkms covering all the major cities in the country. The company has two international landing stations in Chennai that connects two submarine cable systems - i2i to Singapore and SEA-ME-WE-4 to Europe. For more information, visit: www.airtel.in
About Microsoft India Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software - any time, any place and on any device. Microsoft Corporation India Private Ltd is a subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation USA. It has had a presence in India since 1990 and currently has offices in 16 cities - Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, and Pune.