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Bharti Tele-Ventures is the “BEST INDIAN CARRIER” at Telecom Asia Awards 2006

  • ● Bharti recognized for its outstanding performance.
  • ● Wins this award for the second consecutive year.
  • ● Awards decided on the financial, marketing & technological expertise of telcos.
  • ● Telecom Asia Awards 2006 - one of the most prestigious awards in the telecom sector.

New Delhi, April 27, 2006 : Bharti Tele-Ventures has been awarded the “Best Indian Carrier” in the Telecom Asia Awards 2006. The Awards are the most prestigious honours program in the Asian telecommunications sector and have been presented annually since 1998.

Mr. Manoj Kohli, President, Bharti Tele-Ventures Limited, said “It is a matter of great pride for us to be recognized as the Best Indian Carrier in 2006 for the second consecutive year. It is heartening to note that Bharti’s efforts in creating world-class telecom infrastructure are being recognized across the world. This award is testimony to our uncompromising standards in reaching out to our customers. I thank all our stakeholders including our valued customers, channel partners and our employees for enabling us to emerge as India’s finest telecom service.”

The “Telecom Asia Awards” now in its ninth year recognizes the achievements of mobile operators in various categories. The award winners were chosen for their combined financial, market and technology strengths based on financial analysis and assessments by an 18-member judging panel. The judges were backed by a research team at IDC, and using a combination of its extensive communications research in Asia/Pacific and financial analysis of the carriers.

About Telecom Asia
Telecom Asia is Asia's largest regional telecom publishing group. It publishes the magazines Telecom Asia, Wireless Asia, ComputerWorld Hong Kong, Enterprise Network Asia and the Web site The titles are read by more than 80,000 telecommunications and IT professionals around the region.

About Bharti Tele-Ventures : Bharti Tele-Ventures is one of India’s leading private sector providers of telecommunications services with an aggregate of over 20.93 million customers as of end of March ‘06, consisting of more than 19.58 million mobile customers. The company is the only operator to provide mobile services in all the 23 circles in India. The company also provides telephone services and Internet access over DSL in 15 circles. The company complements its mobile, broadband & telephone services with national and international long distance services. The company also has a submarine cable landing station at Chennai, which connects the submarine cable connecting Chennai and Singapore. The company is a part of the consortium, which jointly owns and has developed the next generation undersea cable system SEA-ME-WE-4. The company provides reliable end-to-end data and enterprise services to the corporate customers by leveraging its nationwide fiber optic backbone, last mile connectivity in fixed-line and mobile circles, VSATs, ISP and international bandwidth access through the gateways and landing station. For more information, visit