Bharti Airtel has crossed the milestone of 300 million customers across it’s various offerings of mobile, fixed line, DSL and DTH services, as per the company latest announcement. This makes the company 4th largest mobile services provider in the world, and second largest outside China.
2009 marked the first 100 million customers for the Indian company, which reached the 200 million mark in 2012. “The latest 100 million customers have joined the Airtel family in less than two years. The company ranks as the fourth largest mobile service provider globally and second largest globally outside of China, This milestone underlines strength of our operations, which is one of the largest on a global scale. Today, telecom is at the cusp of transformation, which, going forward will be driven as much by the force of technology as by the changing demographics in emerging markets across Asia and Africa,” Bharti Airtel Managing Director and CEO (India and South Asia) Gopal Vittal said.
Besides leading the market in India, Airtel is also the widest service provider in Africa in terms of reach as it offers services in 17 countries in the continent, reaching 70 million people.
The Airtel mobile covers 1.85 billion people across 20 countries, handling 311 billion minutes of calls every quarter, as per company information. Airtel has also become the first 4G services provider in India, offering the service in 2012.