Airtel crosses 200 million subscribers mark in India

SRINAGAR: Bharti Airtel, India’s telecommunication giant, Wednesday said that it has crossed the 200 million mobile subscriber mark in India, further consolidating its leadership position in the world’s second largest mobile market.
Airtel is the largest telecom operator in India, both in terms of customers and revenues. The Company ranks as the fourth largest mobile operator in the world in terms of subscribers, according to a statement issued by the company.
Gopal Vittal, Airtel’s Joint MD and CEO India said, “We are delighted to have reached this major milestone. It is gratifying to see the trust our customers have reposed in our brand and it will be our endeavor to continue delighting them with innovative and world-class services. We will also continue to invest towards building a robust data network of the future and be at the forefront of India’s mobile broadband revolution.”
Airtel has the largest bouquet of mobile services for customers in India, including 2G, 3G, 4G, Mobile Commerce and other Value Added Services. Its distribution channel is spread across 1.5 Mn outlets, with network presence in 5,121 census and 460,655 non-census towns and villages in India covering approximately 86.7% of the country’s population. Airtel has the largest rural mobile customer base in India with over 88 million mobile customers (from rural markets).