ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday March 02, 2008
Vol. 42 - No 40
Financial Times  

Bharti Airtel reaches 60 mln, aims for 100 mln customers

Bharti Airtel Ltd, India’s leading telecommunication services provider which is close to starting services in Sri Lanka, said this week that it has achieved the 60 million customer mark. This landmark has catapulted Bharti Airtel into the club of top mobile operators in the world in terms of subscriber base. The 60 million customer base covers mobile as well as fixed line and broadband customers.

Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman and Managing Director, Bharti Airtel said, “To be amongst the top global telcos is a significant achievement not only for us but also for the Indian telecom industry. This landmark once again underlines the strength of India’s telecom story and Bharti Airtel is proud to have played a pioneering role in providing affordable telecom services to millions of people across every corner of the country.”

Manoj Kohli, President & CEO, Bharti Airtel said this is a major milestone in the company’s journey towards 100 million customers.

harti Airtel is amongst the fastest growing telecom companies in the world. The company crossed the 50 million customer mark in October 2007. The company added the next 10 million customers across mobile, fixed line and broadband in just over 4 months. The company had crossed the 10 million customer mark in January 2005 and in July 2006 it crossed the 25 million customer mark


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