Sunil Bharti Mittal founded the Bharti Group. Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading Telecommunications Company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, the company ranks amongst the top 5 mobile service providers Globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company's product offerings include 2G, 3G And 4G services, fixed line, high speed broadband through DSL, IPTV, DTH, enterprise Services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the Geographies, it offers 2G, 3G mobile services. Bharti Airtel had over 18.41 crore customer base till January.
Business Life cycle
In 1983, Mittal was in an agreement with Germany's Siemens to manufacture push-button Telephone models for the Indian market.
In 1986, Mittal incorporated Bharti Telecom Limited (BTL), and his company became the First in India to offer push-button telephones, establishing the basis of Bharti Enterprises. By The early 1990s, Sunil Mittal had also launched the country's first fax machines and its first Cordless telephones.
In 1992, Mittal won a bid to build a cellular phone network in Delhi. In 1995, Mittal Incorporated the cellular operations as Bharti Tele-Ventures and launched service in Delhi. In 1996, cellular service was extended to Himachal Pradesh.
In 1999, Bharti Enterprises acquired control of JT Holdings, and extended cellular operations to Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. In 2000, Bharti acquired control of Skycell Communications, in Chennai. In 2001, the company acquired control of Spice Cell in Calcutta.
In 2002 Bharti Enterprises went public, and the company was listed on Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange of India.
In 2003, the cellular phone operations were rebranded under the single Airtel brand. In 2004, Bharti acquired control of Hexacom and entered Rajasthan.
In 2005, Bharti extended its network to Andaman and Nicobar. This expansion allowed it to Offer voice services all across India.
In 2009, Airtel launched its first international mobile network in Sri Lanka. Today, Airtel is The largest cellular service provider in India and the fourth largest in the world. August 7, 2008: Bharti Airtel adjudged the 'Best Cellular Service Provider' and 'Best Broadband Service Provider' at the 2008 V&D 100 Awards.
May 26, 2008: Airtel was honoured with the prestigious 'Wireless Service Provider of the Year' award at the 2008 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards. Since then it has won many awards and honours for its unmatched network and services and Formed a strong brand image in the minds of Indian customers. 3G: On May 18, 2010, 3G spectrum auction was completed and Airtel paid the Indian Government 122.95 billion (US$2.45 billion) for spectrum in 13 circles, the most amount Spent by an operator in this auction. Airtel won 3G licences in 13 telecom circles of India: Delhi, Mumbai, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh (east), Rajasthan, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, North East, and Jammu & Kashmir. Airtel also operates 3G services in Maharashtra, Goa, Kanpur and Kolkata through An agreement with Vodafone and in Gujarat through an agreement with Idea. This gives Airtel a 3G presence in 15 out of 22 circles in India.
4G: On 19 May 2010, the broadband wireless access (BWA) or 4G spectrum auction in India ended. Airtel paid 33.1436 billion for spectrum in 4 circles. On 10 April 2012, Airtel Launched 4G services using TD-LTE technology in Kolkata, becoming the first company in India to offer 4G services. Airtel launched 4G in Bangalore on 7 May 2012. It will launch Services next in Pune and Chandigarh.
This way Airtel has become the largest provider of mobile telephony and second largest Provider of fixed telephony in India, and is also a provider of broadband and subscription Television services.
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