Bharti Infratel is a provider of tower and related infrastructure and on a consolidated basis, they are one of the largest tower infrastructure providers in India, based on the number of towers that Bharti Infratel owns and operates and the number of towers owned or operated by Indus, that are represented by Bharti Infratel's 42 per cent equity interest in Indus. Not only did they pioneer the tower infrastructure sharing concept in India, but are also today the leaders with over 35,000+ towers across the circles they operate in, with some of them in the remotest and tough terrains. Bharti Infratel also pioneered the concept of environment friendly towers or 'GreenTowers' and energy efficient methods for maintenance of these towers.
Bharti Infratel: To be the Best and most Innovative passive communications infrastructure provider globally
|November 2007||Indus Towers created as a joint venture (JV) between Bharti Infratel, Vodafone and Aditya Birla Telecom. Infratel has 42 per cent stake in Indus|
|July 2007||Bharti Infratel is created as an independent tower company to provide compelling capex saving opportunities to telecom service providers, while optimally utilising Airtel's large tower base|
|Early to mid-2000s||Airtel is at the forefront, of the telecommunication revolution sweeping the country. More and more players enter the telecom business; reducing ARPUs increase pressure on operators to minimize capital investment and maximize reach in a short time|
|Mid-90s & early 2000s||Infratel is a function within Airtel and is responsible for managing the tower infrastructure of Airtel's wireless business|