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  • Fifth largest mobile service provider in India
  • Among the first to offer 3G and 4G LTE services to customers
  • Strong foothold in about 10 telecom circles in India

Aircel is one of India's fastest growing GSM mobile service providers with a subscriber base of 65.1 million. It started off as a regional company in Chennai in 1999. In 2006, Aircel was acquired by Malaysia's biggest integrated communications service provider Maxis (Maxis Communication Berhard) and is a joint venture (JV) with Sindya Securities and Investments Pvt Ltd. Maxis holds 74 per cent equity in the company.

Presently, it is a pan-India operator with a presence across 23 circles. The company offers voice and data services ranging from postpaid and prepaid plans, 2G and 3G services, Broadband Wireless Access (BWA), and Long Term Evolution (LTE) to Value-Added-Services (VAS). In addition to providing premium internet access solutions to facilitate data intensive live streaming applications, the company has also paved the way to be among the first to offer 3G and 4G LTE services to customers.

Aircel has positioned itself as a data led telecom player with a focus on young Indians and has addressed the multi-functionality of a mobile phone in many innovative ways which are industry firsts.


Aircel: Leading Player in Providing Overall Mobile Satisfaction

2014 Enters into first-of-its-kind strategic partnership with ASKME to empower SME segment
2013 Forms strategic partnership with Micromax to drive data growth and ICICI Bank to launch Mobile Money in India
2012 Forms strategic partnership with Magicon to offer 3G Android smart phones at smart prices
2010 Receives Best Employer Award at the 4th Employer Branding Awards 2009-10
2009 Receives the honour of Excellence in Marketing of New Telecom Service, by CMAI INFOCOM

Updated: August, 2014

According to a study by GSMA, India is all set to become the fourth largest smartphone market by 2020.
x IBEF : India Brand Equity Foundation