Airtel to provide more point of interconnects to Jio

New Delhi: Bharti Airtel on Tuesday said following its bilateral discussions with Reliance Jio, it will provide additional point of interconnections (PoI) to Jio.

Airtel had extended an invitation to Jio to discuss its requirement of additional PoI.

The statement said: “Airtel has been providing PoIs to Jio, well ahead of the commencement of its commercial operations. With the latest augmentation, the total number of PoIs will become three times the present number of PoIs.”

“Based on the current traffic pattern with all other operators, this capacity is sufficient to serve over 15 million customers, which is significantly higher than Jio’s existing customer base.”

Having agreed to release the PoIs, Airtel said it would also need to take cognizance of the massive asymmetry in the volume of traffic between the two networks and ensure that the quality of service for Airtel customers is not affected.