This year, Ciena was honoured with the Airtel Value Leader award at Airtel Confluence, Bharti Airtel’s annual global partner conference. The event brings partners together from across the globe to reflect on the year’s joint achievements and to discuss building a shared vision for the future.

Bharti Airtel describes the Airtel Value Leader award as “applauding the extraordinary”, recognizing the partners who have helped the service provider to be competitive and nimble, enabling them to deliver products to market faster.

“We are delighted to partner with Bharti Airtel as they expand their pan Indian network, and further distinguish themselves as a world class provider of crucial networking services in the hyper competitive, Indian telecom market.”

- Ryan Perera, Vice President and Country Lead for Ciena India

This is a highly coveted award, as only 5 of the Airtel Value Leader awards are bestowed among the community of Bharti Airtel’s four thousand suppliers globally. Suppliers span various industries from areas such as networking to marketing to real estate. Ciena is extremely humbled to have been selected this year as one of the recipients.

Ciena has been working with Bharti Airtel for over 8 years, collaborating with them as they deployed their 2G/3G networks, and most recently their 4G rollouts where our converged packet optical and Ethernet solutions were selected.

Ryan Perera, Vice President and Country Lead for Ciena India, said, “We are delighted to partner with Bharti Airtel as they expand their pan Indian network, and further distinguish themselves as a world class provider of crucial networking services in the hyper competitive, Indian telecom market.”

Digvijay Sharma, who oversees the relationship with Bharti Airtel, echoed that sentiment, “Ciena is committed to supporting Bharti Airtel through our extensive global experience and expertise, and comprehensive professional services in the region, to deliver highly cost effective and reliable connectivity to its customers.”