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Why Do we exist?

SmartNet provides world class connectivity infrastructure that enables enterprises to connect to the global cloud & internet infrastructure, which accelerates digital transformation in a reliable and powerful way. Lightstorm has created the digital infrastructure to resolve the key network challenges faced by enterprises. Growing digital pervasiveness means that enterprises need a reliable and robust network to ensure best-in-class connectivity, extremely low latency and network elasticity to scale up and down as required. The network provided by the telecom service providers is not geared to address the evolving needs of the enterprises.

How is Smartnet solving for some of the problems in emerging economies like India, South Asia and ME


Lightstorm is building state-of-the-art digital infrastructure to connect emerging economies to the rest of the world. Lightstorm is working with the vision to build a fiber-based carrier-neutral platform across emerging Asian economies,starting with India, followed by Indonesia, Bangladesh and Nepal, among others.


The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic led to a massive surge in demand for quality internet in South Asia and South East Asia. To put this in perspective, the number of online shoppers in South East Asia will touch 380 million by 2026. The region is on the path to becoming a $1 trillion digital economy by 2030, propelled by a fast-growing base of digital consumers, acceleration in ecommerce, and food delivery. The networks are not built for this kind of demand. The lack of quality communications infrastructure is hampering the growth of digital economy in the region. Lightstorm is resolving these issues by building a first-of-its-kind digital infrastructure fiber platform focused on resolving the interconnection gap prevalent in Datacenter, Cloud, and Internet infrastructure connectivity in several emerging markets in the South East Asia region. It is also working to boost the submarine cable landing ecosystem in India by bringing new subsea cables to the country.


In the Middle East, it is working with several telecom providers to support global hyperscalers and digital enterprises by providing best-in-class connectivity solutions to help them expand in the region. Lightstorm is part of I-Squared Capital’s vision of building a global fabric of state-of-the-art digital infrastructure. Along with EXA Infrastructure and BDx, I-Squared wants to build a global network of terrestrial and subsea fiber networks for the cloud economy.

Umbrella Statement

As the post covid world moves to hybrid DC/Cloud approach, Lightstorm Smartnet sits at the cusp of enabling Enterprise to have a cloud-first approach with the ideals of providing open, transparent & neutral access to the cloud & internet which supports the next wave of digital disruptions.

Gain a competitive edge with SmartNet

We re-engineered legacy networking infrastructure to build a network for new-age digital
experience — one that requires 100% uptime, shortest latency, complete transparency and control in your hands.

Legacy Network Design

~ 90% of long-haul fiber routes are underground fiber prone to frequent flaps & fiber cuts
Non-linear ring-based architecture with multiple add-drop locations leading to high latency
Designed for wireless/B2C market segment and not for extreme availability and reliability required by enterprise users
PoPs in telco’s site leading to reliability/availability issues
Multiple vendors and legacy hardware leading to operational complexity
Legacy network with limited or no programmability

Lightstorm NextGen Network Design

~ 90% of long-haul fiber routes on OPGW/utility infrastructure for zero flaps and greater resilience
Spine-leaf architecture in metro layer and point-to-point linear long-haul/metro express network architecture ensure improved latency as no add-drop sites between source and destination
All long-haul/metro PoP are located within Tier-3/4 DC with high availability design
Single hardware across metro/long-haul network providing greater operational efficiency
Network is software-defined by foundation for greater agility, scalability and flexibility

Get the SmartNet Advantage


Unprecedented Scalability

Allows you to quickly and easily scale from 10Gbps to multiple 100Gbps to 1Tbps of bandwidth faster than any other telco operators

Extreme Reliability

Finest fiber infrastructure and software-driven automation ensure the lowest latency, near 100% uptime and xScale connectivity at the speed of light.

Leverage Automation

Benefit from end-to-end real-time visibility into your network, enabling you to take better-informed decisions.

Ease of deploying and managing network

Self-serve Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform, SmartNet is designed to provide unparalleled visibility, transparency and control to enable you to better monitor and manage your network

SmartNet Digital Ecosystem

We are creating a connected digital ecosystem operated & managed by India’s first carrier-neutral network infrastructure platform. The first-of-its-kind utility-grade fiber network today connects 55+ data centers spread across India’s six crucial economic hubs. It offers direct connection with Internet Exchanges and cloud providers, ensuring extremely low latency and reliability. Lightstorm, in collaboration with Cinturion, is also bringing a submarine cable, TEAS, to India which will further boost the country’s digital economy. On this dependable network infrastructure, we have built a self-serve NaaS platform, Polarin, which provides unmatched visibility, transparency and control, into your network, allowing you to better monitor and manage your network.
  • Datacentre Interconnect

    Lightstorm’s DCI infrastructure is designed to help you leapfrog in the cloud economy. We provide open and neutral access across major Multi-Talented Datacentres in India. Ourlinear datacentre interconnect.

    Public Cloud

    Lightstorm Digital ecosystem enables businesses to connect to all the prominent cloud providers, including Google Cloud, AWS, Azure and Oracle. This provides a massive advantage to enterprises as they can .
  • IX + CDN

    Major IX & CDN operators are part of Lightstorm SmartNet footprint. SmartNet can enable enterprise and cloud customers with dedicated private peering services on a transparent L0 network.

    Open CLS network

    A network of open Cable Landing Station (CLS) network will help address the ever-growing capacity needs of the region while bringing down bandwidth rates.

State-of-the-art NOC

Capabilities: Lightstorm’s NOC is designed for Customer Centricity. Lightstorm’s NOC allows enterprises to get real-time network statistics into their live connected circuits. This allows our customers to gain insights into the network operations and make connectivity decisions faster and more effectively. With this deep sense of customer centricity and transparency to insights of our network behaviour

. First in industry to inform real time flap and latency measurement.
. No need of additional portal for reporting. Single glass pane portal to view service
. performance and statistics
. Cloud based monitoring which provides proactive approach of Fault Management Window.
' Unified Network and Service Inventory Platform.
. End to End ticket tracking of customer issues and taking proactive actions
. Technology and domain agnostic monitoring and measurement
. With highly skilled technical support team, we focus on customer first approach.
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By offering superior connectivity infrastructure, Lightstorm is empowering enterprises across Asia Pacific and the Middle East with hyperscale networking that accelerates growth and spurs innovation in the digital economy. A super-specialist in transport network services and super-automated cloud connectivity, Lightstorm bears deep project experience and strong global management capabilities. As a trusted partner of several Fortune 500 companies, Lightstorm is creating a robust foundation of digital infrastructure to create new sources of value and differentiation for businesses.
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