Airtel announced that it has crossed 300 million customers across its operators globally and it includes mobile, fixed line & DSL and DTH services. Earlier this year, the company crossed 200 million mobile subscribers mark in India. Airtel started its operation in 1995 and it reach 100 million customers mark in 2009. It crossed 200 million mark in 2012 and 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.
Commeting on the new milestone, Gopal Vittal, Managing Director and CEO (India and South Asia) Bharti Airtel said,
“This milestone underlines the strength of our operations, which is one of the largest on a global scale. It is also a tribute to the ‘Airtel’ brand which is trusted by customers in 20 countries, making it the largest global consumer brand out of India. 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. Accelerated data consumption by the youth is going to be the underlying story. I am confident that Airtel will continue to be at the forefront of this future growth story and continue to delight customers by adding value to their lives.”
Airtel launched it’s 4G services in 2012 and now it is available in 14 cities across India.