Home/Press Release 2012-2013 / Press Release 2012-2013 Details


Bharti Airtel crosses 200 million customer milestone in India

In the last three years alone - Bharti Airtel has won the trust of 100 million new customers across categories of mobile, fixed line, DSL broadband and DTH

New Delhi, August 8, 2012: Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications services provider with operations in over 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced that it has crossed the 200 million customer mark in India. The 200 million customer mark in India includes Bharti Airtel customers across categories of 2G, 3G and 4G mobile; fixed line and DSL broadband, IPTV and DTH services. The company also offers a wide range of managed services for its enterprise, government and carrier customers.

Commenting on the occasion, Sanjay Kapoor (CEO – India & South Asia, Bharti Airtel) said, "Bharti Airtel's success story in India has been nothing short of exceptional. Over the years – we are proud to have been at the forefront of India's telecom revolution and adapted our business to deliver on the market's fast evolving customer needs. In this journey, while our first 14 years of operations saw a 100 million customers joining the Bharti Airtel family, it is remarkable that our next 100 million came from the last three years alone. As a company with the vision of enriching lives, this remarkable leap to the 200 million milestone is testimonial of the customer trust we have won despite a hyper competitive market scenario – be it for voice telephony, data services or DTH. This feat places us among the best telcos in the world and we are thankful to our customers, employees, partners and other stakeholders for entrusting their faith in Airtel along the years".

Since the launch of its operations in 1995, Bharti Airtel has been at the forefront of India's telecom growth story. It has been a pioneer both in terms of its innovative business model that helped drive affordability of telecom services and exciting services that have set the benchmark for the industry. Recently, Bharti Airtel became the first company in India to launch 4G services using the advanced LTE platform.