Google declared at the beginning of 2022 that it will invest $1 billion in Airtel, of which $700 million was to be used to acquire a 1.28% interest in the company. The parent firm of Google, Alphabet, is now working with Bharti Airtel with the aim of bringing reasonably priced internet to rural areas across the nation.
This company’s goal will be carried out through the Taara project, a component of Alphabet’s X innovation lab, which aims to offer faraway people high-speed internet. The plan is to employ light beams to distribute internet services, and according to the business, Taara’s light beams will give its users fiber-optic internet without the need for cables.
Taara’s executive director, Mahesh Krishnaswamy, claims that because of Airtel, the company is almost ready to begin a large-scale deployment of the technology and its services across the nation.
In addition to Airtel, Taara has agreements with another Indian internet service provider, Bluetown. Additionally, Project Taara is being developed in 13 additional nations, including Australia, Fiji, and Kenya.
Randeep Sekhon, CEO of Airtel, has said that the firm would be able to provide faster internet services in metropolitan areas as well with the aid of the most recent technology created by Taara and that it is less expensive than burying fiber-optic cables beneath the surface.
Taara lines provide an affordable and speedy deployment option for bringing high-speed connectivity to towns and cities. Taara linkages have the ability to assist thousands of people in accessing the educational, commercial, and communicative advantages of the web by filling important gaps to key access points like cell towers and WiFi hotspots.