Airtel crosses 200mn customer mark
Bharti Airtel (Airtel), a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, on Wednesday said that it has crossed the 200 million mobile subscriber mark in India, further consolidating its leadership position in the Indian mobile market.
According to the company officials, Airtel is the largest telecom operator in India, both in terms of customers and revenues. The company ranks as the fourth largest mobile operator in the world in terms of subscribers.
Gopal Vittal, Joint MD and CEO (India), Bharti Airtel said, "We are delighted to have reached this major milestone. It is gratifying to see the trust our customers have reposed in our brand and it will be our endeavor to continue delighting them with innovative and world-class services. We will also continue to invest towards building a robust data network of the future and be at the forefront of India's mobile broadband revolution."
Airtel has a bouquet of mobile services for customers in India, including 2G, 3G, 4G, Mobile Commerce and other value added services.
Its distribution channel is spread across 1.5 million outlets, with a network presence in 5,121 census and 460,655 non-census towns and villages in India covering approximately 86.7 percent of the country's population, the officials informed.
(Posted on 19-02-2014)