Bharti Airtel (Airtel) on Monday announced plans to set up a new technology center in Pune, Maharashtra. The upcoming facility will be the company’s fourth digital technology center in the country and the first in the Western region to support its pivotal strategy towards a digital services company.
For the new digital technology hub, Airtel plans to hire 500 digital engineering professionals across multiple backgrounds and fields including Big Data, Machine Learning, Dev Ops, Tech ops and more.
“Airtel is rapidly expanding its internal digital talent pool to support its transformation into a digital telecom operator. Pune being an established IT and technology hub makes it an obvious choice for Airtel to tap into the talent pool and also boost inter -industry collaboration,” said Pradipt Kapoor, Chief Information Officer, Bharti Airtel.
The company has similar digital technology centers in other cities including Gurgaon, Bengaluru (Airtel X-Labs) and Noida which employ nearly 3,000 people, making it one of the largest tech employers outside of the computer industry.
Airtel is India’s largest integrated communications solutions provider and the company has made investments worth over $46 billion over the past two decades to create the best digital infrastructure on which 40% of India’s economic and digital activity.