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Bharti Airtel

  • Operations in 17 countries across Asia and Africa
  • Customer base of >342 million in India
  • Total wireless and wireline subscriber base stood at 198.23 million and 3.54 million, respectively, as of July 2021
  • Consolidated total income stood at Rs. 1,006,158 million (US$ 3.65 billion) in FY21
  • Connecting India’s leading 1,000+ corporates

Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 16 countries across Asia and Africa. It is headquartered in New Delhi, India. The company ranks amongst the top three mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company's product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed home broadband, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long-distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G, 4G wireless services and mobile commerce.

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In October 2021, Airtel conducted India's first 5G trial in rural geography.

In September 2021, the company announced to invest Rs. 5,000 crore (US$ 669 million) to set up new data centres in Chennai, Mumbai, Pune and Kolkata.

In June 2021, Bharti Airtel and Tata Group announced a strategic partnership to implement 5G network solutions across India. Airtel will pilot and deploy this indigenous solution as a part of its 5G roll-out plans in India. The company will start the pilot in January 2022, as per guidelines outlined by the Government of India.

In May 2021, the company deployed an additional 10MHz spectrum in the 2300MHz band, along with network software tools, in North Eastern India to enhance network capacity and coverage.

In May 2021, the company deployed the 5MHz spectrum in the 1800MHz band, along with network software tools, across its network in Tamil Nadu to enhance high-speed data capacity in the state.

In March 2021, Airtel acquired 355.45 MHz spectrum across sub GHz, mid band and 2,300 MHz bands for a total consideration of Rs. 18,699 crore (US$ 2.57 billion) in the latest spectrum auction that was conducted by the Department of Telecom, Government of India.

In February 2021, Airtel and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. collaborated to accelerate 5G network in India.

In January 2021, the company launched hyper-fast Wi-Fi experience through Airtel Xstream Fiber’s 1 Gbps broadband service.

In December 2020, Airtel launched the customer advisory board with an objective to make customers equal stakeholders in its product development journey.

In November 2020, Airtel, through its subsidiary Nxtra Data Limited (Nxtra), signed a memorandum of understanding with the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation to set up two new data centre campuses in the state.

In October 2020, Airtel marked its entry into the fast-growing cloud communications market with the launch of Airtel IQ.

Airtel launched a new ad campaign, ‘Sab Kuch Try Karo, Fir Sahi Chuno’ and rolled out a new campaign 'Open to Questions', highlighting its aim to resolve every single customer query, learn quickly from failures and ensure these are not repeated

In September 2020, Airtel launched Airtel Xstream Fiber with speeds upto 1 Gbps, to drive penetration of home broadband in India.

Airtel’s subsidiary, Bharti International (Singapore), bought an additional 6.3% stake in Robi Axiata from NTT Docomo

Airtel Payments Bank launched Bharosa savings account in which Rs. 500 (US$ 7.15) would be the minimum balance required. It also offered free accident cover of Rs. 5 lakh (US$ 7,154)

Airtel launched its broadband service Airtel Xtream Fibre at Rs. 3,999 (US$ 57.21)

Airtel upgraded its 4G network in Delhi NCR and deployed LTE 900 technology to boost indoor coverage
2018 Received a 10-year license to provide inflight and maritime connectivity and broadband services from Department of Telecommunications.
2017 Ranked amongst top 100 firms in 'The World's Most Innovative Companies' (2017) by Forbes
Launches digital platform to offer integrated solutions
2014 Surpasses 300 million customers milestone
Airtel and Apple launch India’s first 4G on mobile
2012 Announces partnership with Qualcomm for 4G
2011 Launches 3G services in Mumbai
2006 Changes its name from Bharti Tele-Ventures Ltd. to Bharti Airtel Ltd.
2003 AirTel subscribers exceed 3 million mark
2002 Became the first company in India to come out with 100% book building issue 
1995 Launched cellular services by the name 'AirTel' in Delhi Incorporated on July 7, 1995 as a company with limited liability under the Companies Act


India is one of the biggest consumer of data worldwide. As per TRAI, average wireless data usage per wireless data subscriber was 11 GB per month in FY20. It is expected to reach to 18 GB by 2024.