Google is putting up to 1 billion U.S. dollars in Bharti Airtel, India’s second-largest mobile network company. It is set to own 1.28 percent of Airtel’s shares as part of the funding. The two companies said that this partnership will help expand Airtel’s products and services across India. Google CEO Sundar Pichai also expressed his gratefulness for joining one of India’s leading networks in reaching a common goal. Google has been a part of India’s digitalization path since it previously built offices in Hyderabad and Bangalore in 2004. “Google’s efforts in India have deepened our knowledge of how technology can be useful to all different types of people,” Pichai wrote online about the partnership’s impact. He added that teaming up with India has helped them to create better products for users around the world.