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Bharti Airtel

  • Operations in 16 countries across Asia and Africa
  • Customer base of over 423 million
  • Total broadband subscribers stood at 144.77 million at end of January 2020
  • Consolidated total income of Rs 87,539 crore (US$ 12.42 billion) in FY20
  • Connecting India’s leading 1,000+ corporates

Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 18 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. Bharti Airtel had over 403 million customers across its operations at the end of June 2019.

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2020 Airtel’s subsidiary, Bharti International (Singapore), bought an additional 6.3 per cent stake in Robi Axiata from NTT Docomo
2019 Airtel Payments Bank launches Bharosa saving account in which Rs 500 (US$ 7.15) will be the minimum balance requirement also offers the free accident cover of Rs 5 lakh (US$ 7,154)
Airtel launched its broadband service Airtel Xtream Fibre at worth Rs 3,999 (US$ 57.21)
Airtel upgrades 4G network in Delhi NCR, deploys 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


Updated: May, 2019

As of 2019, India holds the world’s highest data usage per smartphone at an average of 9.8 GB per month. It is expected to double to 18 GB by 2024.