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Airtel acquires a 25% investment in an SD-WAN start-up

Investment in an SD-WAN

Airtel has acquired an investment in an SD-WAN 

Investment in an SD-WAN – Bharti Airtel has agreed to buy a quarter-share of Bengaluru-based technology start-up Lavelle Networks. Lavelle Networks, which was launched in 2015, is a provider of Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) solutions to a variety of industries. 
 
Lavelle hopes to use its enterprise data network as part of this transaction, as Digital India rushes to embrace applications, cloud, and software. Because of its relationship with Bharti Airtel, the technology start-up also intends to gain early market access. “Applications, cloud, and software are driving digital India’s enterprises. 
 
Because of its relationship with Bharti Airtel, the technology start-up also intends to gain early market access. “Applications, cloud, and software are driving digital India’s enterprises. Our enterprise data networks are the glue that holds it all together. Shyamal Kumar, CEO and co-founder of Lavelle Networks, said, “We are tremendously excited that this revolutionary relationship with Airtel will now enormously accelerate our product and early market success.” 
 
However, how would SD-WAN technology aid in the transformation of the telecom industry? SD-WAN is required for network transformation and future-proofing in the digital age, according to Apalak Ghosh, Associate Director and Head of ICT at Frost & Sullivan South Asia. According to the F&S End-User Survey 2021, 62% of organizations aim to install SD-WAN across their organization in the next 1-2 years, according to Ghosh. “Need for seamless administration of hybrid networks, faster deployment of additional sites, and network cost-efficiency are some of the primary drivers that would contribute to this fantastic run,” he added. 

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