Airtel crosses 200 mn subscriber mark in India

AirtelBharti airtel today crossed a significant milestone as it has achieved the magic number of 200 million subscribers in India. The company which is the fourth largest telecom operator in the world in terms of subscribers, has added the last 100 million subscribers in less that five years only, claimed the company.

Airtel had crossed the first 100 million mark in 2009.

Gopal Vittal, Joint MD& 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 is the largest telecom operator in the country, both in terms of subscribers as well as revenue. It offers the entire bouquet of servvies that include 2G, 3G, 4G, Mobile Commerce and value added services. Its distribution channel is spread across 1.5 Mn outlets, with network presence in 5,121 census and 460,655 non-census towns and villages in India covering approximately 86.7% of the country’s population. Airtel has the largest rural mobile customer base in India with over 88 million mobile customers.

Airtel has India’s widest 3G footprint, offering customers high-speed internet access and a host of innovative services like Mobile TV, video calls, live-streaming videos and gaming. Airtel is the only mobile operator in India to offer 4G services using TD-LTE technology. Airtel had launched its mobile operations in India in 1995.

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