Airtel Digital Tv Joins Hands With Hdfc Bank

Offers 15% discount on every new connection purchased through HDFC credit card

Airtel digital TV- the DTH service from Bharti Airtel – today announced an offer for all HDFC credit card holders. As part of this new offer, all HDFC credit card customers buying an Airtel DTH connection online would be entitled to a 15% discount on every purchase. The offer is valid across the country till March 31, 2010.

Commenting on the offer, Sugato Banerji, Chief Marketing Officer – DTH, Bharti Airtel said “Airtel always provided great value propositions to consumers through innovative offerings.  With this special alliance with HDFC, we bring yet another attractive opportunity for HDFC Bank Credit card holders to bring home the magic of Airtel digital TV with MPEG4 DVBS2 technology.

To avail this offer, an HDFC credit card customer can simply log on to http://www.airtel.in/digitaltv, go to ‘Buy digital TV’ and select an entry package of his choice. After selecting ‘Credit Card’ as the payment option,
the customer needs to enter a special promotion code.

For more information, customers can log onto www.airtel.in/digitaltv or dial
1800 102 8080.

Airtel digital TV – the DTH service from Bharti Airtel – is the sole national level DTH service in the country which offers its customers MPEG 4 with DVBS 2 – currently the most advanced digital broadcasting technologies available in the world after HD broadcasting. Additionally, Airtel digital TV was the first to bring many firsts to the DTH segment in India including a  Universal  Remote which operates both the Set Top Box and TV set as well as  Interactive Applications which give customers the freedom to book movie tickets,  travel package and shop for branded products, among others. Users can also access city-specific news and update themselves on the latest stock news. All this is backed by 24×7 customer care.

Airtel Launches The First Ever Family Tunes On Fixed Line

Bharti Airtel, Asia’s leading integrated telecom service provider, today announced the launch of India’s first ever Family Tunes service for its 2.9 million Fixed Line customers across the country.

Airtel’s Family Tunes will provide its Fixed Line customers another Call Management service by offering a pre-recorded Welcome Message customized to the customer’s individual Family Name to greet callers instead of the conventional tone. A library of more than 1000 most common Indian Family Names will be available for customers to choose from.

Announcing this, Mr. Vikas Singh, Chief Marketing Officer–Telemedia Services, Bharti Airtel said, “For most homes today in the country, the Fixed Line remains irreplaceable as the family phone, distinct from the personal mobile phones of each member of the family. Having a Welcome Message customized with their own Family Name will help our customers to enhance the calling experience and make the most of their home phone.”

Airtel Fixed Line customers may access the Family Tunes by dialing 5432151 on their Airtel Fixed Line. Customers will be charged a one-time Download Fee of Rs. 15 for a Family Tune and a recurring Monthly Hello Tune Subscription fee Service Fee of Rs. 30 per month, which would be added to the customer’s monthly bill.
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About Bharti Airtel Limited
Bharti Airtel Limited, a group company of Bharti Enterprises, is among Asia’s leading integrated telecom services providers with operations in India and Sri Lanka. In South Asia, the company had an aggregate of over 125.3 million customers as of end December 2009, including 120.23 million mobile customers. Bharti Airtel has been ranked among the six best performing technology companies in the world by BusinessWeek.

Bharti Airtel is structured as four strategic business units – Mobile, Telemedia, Enterprise and Digital TV. The mobile business offers services in India and Sri Lanka. The Telemedia business provides broadband, IPTV and telephone services in 95 Indian cities. The Enterprise business provides end-to-end telecom solutions to corporate customers and national and international long distance services to carriers. The Digital TV business provides DTH services across India. All these services are provided under the Airtel brand. Airtel’s national high-speed optic fibre network currently spans over 118,337 Rkms across India. Airtel’s international network infrastructure includes ownership of the i2i submarine cable system and consortium ownership in five global undersea cable systems, SEA-ME-WE 4, EIG, I-ME-WE, AAG and UNITY. For more information, visit www.airtel.in

Airtel Customers to Enjoy Substantial Advantage While Roaming Anywhere

Airtel Leverages its seamless national coverage & formidable network presence to extend significant roaming benefits

Airtel launches Turbo: Death of Roaming, reduces roaming rates by nearly 60%

Airtel launches Turbo to race ahead in the cluttered Indian telecom market

New Delhi, Friday, November 20, 2009: Bharti Airtel, Asia’s leading integrated telecom services provider, today announced the death of roaming to drive usage amongst the 115 million customers across the country while roaming. The new Airtel Turbo plan reduces roaming rates by nearly 60%.

“Our first endevour has always been to offer competitively superior, differentiated service to all Airtel customers. Recent research has shown that customers need benefits while traveling and are not satisfied with just local calling benefits. Airtel is uniquely poised to be able to meet this need because of its seamless, formidable network presence across India and On-Net strategy. We are delighted to bring Airtel Turbo to customers for them to be able to enjoy the Airtel service in a boundary less manner.” Said Mr. Atul Bindal, President, Mobile Services, Bharti Airtel Ltd.

Airtel mobile customers who enroll into the Airtel Turbo plan will be charged 60 paisa per minute for all incoming calls while roaming. Building on the strong Airtel community of customers, Airtel Turbo offers Local and STD outgoing calls to an Airtel mobile customer while roaming at 60 paisa per minute. While Local and STD outgoing calls to another network while roaming will be 80 paisa per minute. These reduced roaming tariffs spells huge benefits of up to 60% for all Airtel mobile users enrolled under the Airtel Turbo plan.

After successfully launching the Airtel Advantage Plan and Airtel Freedom Plans where a clear choice of both per minute and per second was offered to Airtel customers, Airtel now introduces roaming benefits to its customers with the new Airtel Turbo Plan.

Airtel Turbo Plan: Benefits

On Home Network

Local & STD Airtel to Airtel mobile : 50 paisa per minute

Local & STD Airtel to other  mobile & landline calls : 60 paisa per minute

While Roaming

Incoming calls : 60 paisa per minute

Local & STD Airtel to Airtel mobile : 60 paisa per minute

Local & STD Airtel to other  mobile & landline calls : 80 paisa per minute

Airtel Prepaid mobile customers wishing to avail this benefit will be charged a Plan enrolment fee of Rs 98, which gives an incoming validity of one year. Customers will continue to enjoy these tariff benefits as long as they have incoming validity. Airtel customers can also avail the benefits of Airtel Turbo with a monthly rental plan in Postpaid.

About Bharti Airtel Limited

Bharti Airtel Limited, a group company of Bharti Enterprises, is among Asia’s leading integrated telecom services providers with operations in India and Sri Lanka. The company has an aggregate of over 115 million customers as of end October 2009, including 113.21 million mobile customers. Bharti Airtel has been ranked among the six best performing technology companies in the world by Business Week.

Bharti Airtel is structured as four strategic business units – Mobile, Telemedia, Enterprise and Digital TV. The mobile business offers services in India and Sri Lanka. The Telemedia business provides broadband, IPTV and telephone services in 95 Indian cities. The Enterprise business provides end-to-end telecom solutions to corporate customers and national and international long distance services to carriers. The Digital TV business provides Direct-to-Home TV services across India. All these services are provided under the Airtel brand. Airtel’s national high-speed optic fibre network currently spans over 113,326 Rkms covering all the major cities in India. The company has two international landing stations in Chennai and Mumbai, that connect two submarine cable systems – i2i to Singapore and SEA-ME-WE-4 to Europe. For more information, visit www.airtel.in

Another Movie Premiere On Airtel Digital Tv

-Govinda-starrer Do Knot Disturb on PPV from October 29 for only Rs. 50 -

New Delhi, October 28, 2009: Airtel digital TV – the DTH service from Bharti Airtel – today announced the television premiere of the Govinda-starrer Do Knot Disturb on its PPV service from Thursday, October 29 at Rs. 50 only. This comes within just four weeks of the film’s theatrical release. Customers can order the film by visiting the website www.airtel.in/digitaltv or SMSing the Movie Code to 54325 or SMSing START to 54325 from their registered mobile number. Airtel’s PPV service has been consistently showcasing the most recent Bollywood titles for its customers, like Main aur Mrs. Khanna, What’s your rashee?, Kaminey to name a few.

Directed by comedy king David Dhawan, Do Knot Disturb is a laugh-riot based on a rich businessman Raj (played by Govinda) who wants to keep his affair with girlfriend Dolly (played by Lara Dutta) secret from his wife Kiran (played by Sushmita Sen). Raj seeks help from Govardhan (Ritesh Deshmukh) to hide his extra-marital affair from his wife and bribes him to pretend as Dolly’s lover… leading to confusion, twists and turns!

Airtel digital TV – the DTH service from Bharti Airtel – is the sole national level DTH service in the country which offers its customers MPEG 4 with DVBS 2 – currently the most advanced digital broadcasting technologies available in the world after HD broadcasting. These two technologies combine the benefits of higher compression with better performance under low signal strength, which enables us to deliver a distinctly clearer picture on our customer’s TV in comparison to any other comparable broadcasting technology. Additionally, Airtel digital TV brings many firsts to the DTH segment in India including a Universal Remote which operates both the Set Top Box and TV set as well as Interactive Applications which give customers the freedom to book movie tickets, travel package and shop for branded products, among others. Users can also access city-specific news and update themselves on the latest stock news. We are also the only one to offer our customers the pleasure of listening to ad-free Worldspace Satellite radio. All this is backed by 24×7 customer care.

Airtel boosts broadband speed for its Triple Play customers on digital TV interactive

- Launches two new plans at 1mbps-

New Delhi, September 27, 2009: Bharti Airtel, Asia’s leading integrated telecom services provider, has announced that it has boosted the broadband speeds for its Triple Play customers on digital TV interactive – its IPTV service available in Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida. Airtel digital TV interactive customers can now enjoy an enhanced Triple Play experience with a broadband speed of 1 mbps with the new Magic@Home Freedom 1 MB package for Rs. 1899/ month. In addition, the Magic@Home Turbo package available at Rs. 1499/ month offers broadband speed at 512 Kbps which gets doubled to 1 Mbps at night. Airtel’s Triple Play customers enjoy the experience of a Telephone, Broadband and TV on a single line.

Announcing this, Mr. Vikas Singh, Chief Marketing Officer-Telemedia Services, Bharti Airtel, said, “Our two new packages at 1 mbps will open up new segments of the Triple Play market, attracting heavy broadband users who will not only get the benefit of higher bandwidth but also experience our IPTV service. The Magic@Home Freedom 1 MB and Magic@Home Turbo packages also mark our strategic intent of taking our Triple Play services to yet untapped sections of the market. Targeted at a niche audience, Airtel digital TVinteractive continues to be appreciated for the truly interactive TV-viewing and Triple Play that it offers.” 

Magic@Home Freedom 1Mbps

Magic@Home Turbo
Tariff per month Rs. 1899 Rs. 1499
Broadband

At 1 Mbps At 512 Kbps

Doubled to 1 Mbps at night

IPTV

Rs. 150 worth of Movies on Demand free for 3 months

Rs. 150 worth of Movies on Demand free for 3 months
Telephone

Free Call Value of Rs. 100 Free Call Value of Rs. 100
VAS Airtelmail, PC Secure, Speed on Demand and unlimited Gaming Airtelmail, PC Secure, Speed on Demand and unlimited Gaming

In addition to these two packages, Airtel digital TV interactive offers two Triple Play packages with broadband speeds of 256 Kbps and 384 Kbps in the Magic@Home Value and Magic@Home 384 respectively.

For existing Airtel broadband customers who want to add the IPTV service without changing their broadband plan, Airtel digital TVinteractive offers the Premium Pack at Rs. 399 per month.

Airtel digital TV interactive – the IPTV service from Bharti Airtel – provides a triple play service in Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida. Airtel digital TV interactive offers its customers the latest in technology with its best-in-class MPEG4-10 compression technology and fibre backbone of Carrier Ethernet Network. Besides the latest technology, Airtel digital TV interactive brings many firsts to the TV viewing experience with its features of:

Time Shift TV, which transforms TV into a two-way experience, allowing the viewer to pause and rewind live TV as well as auto-record and store favourite programmes for 7 days.

Interactive 2.0, which offers a completely interactive experience including the freedom of ordering pizzas and movie tickets from the comfort of your TV set. It promises to deliver a host of other innovative applications in the future.

Movie on Demand which is the largest expanding library of movies with 100 block buster titles which gives the viewer complete on-demand access – any movie at any time.

All this is backed by 24×7 customer care. For further details, please visit www.airtel.in/digitaltv/interactive

About Bharti Airtel Limited:

Bharti Airtel Limited, a group company of Bharti Enterprises, is Asia’s leading integrated telecom services provider with operations in India and Sri Lanka and an aggregate of over 110.89 million customers as of end of August 2009, consisting of 107.99 million mobile customers. Bharti Airtel has been ranked among six best performing technology companies in the world by BusinessWeek.

Bharti Airtel is structured into three strategic business units – Mobile services, Telemedia services and Enterprise services. The mobile business offers services in India and Sri Lanka. The Telemedia business provides broadband, IPTV and telephone services in 95 cities. The Enterprise business provides end-to-end telecom solutions to corporate customers and national and international long distance services to carriers. All these services are provided under the Airtel brand. Airtel’s national high-speed optic fibre network currently spans over 104,540 Rkms covering all the major cities in India. The company has two international landing stations in Chennai that connects two submarine cable systems – i2i to Singapore and SEA-ME-WE-4 to Europe. For more information, visit www.bhartiairtel.in

Airtel Digital Tv Premieres Kaminey on Ppv

-Available from September 12 for only Rs. 75-

New Delhi, September 10, 2009: digital TV- the DTH service from Airtel – today announced the airing of the biggest critical and commercial hit film of the year ‘Kaminey’ on its Pay Per View (PPV) service. The movie will be available starting September 12 at Rs. 75 on the PPV service of Airtel digital TV and customers can order the movie either on the website www.airtel.in/digitaltv or by SMSing the Movie Code to 54325. Customers can book a show for a day and watch it at any of the time slots convenient to them.

Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, the film is about two identical twins – Charlie and Guddu (played by Shahid Kapoor) grown in the rugged streets of Mumbai,  hoping to leave the squalor behind and move into a life of prosperity. Intercut between the parallel stories of the brothers as they run to protect themselves, their dreams and their love. Until a point where it converges and the brothers meet to realize that they only have each other.

Airtel digital TV – the DTH service from Bharti Airtel – is the sole national level DTH service in the country which offers its customers MPEG 4 with DVBS 2 – currently the most advanced digital broadcasting technologies available in the world after HD broadcasting. These two technologies combine the benefits of higher compression with better performance under low signal strength, which enables us to deliver a distinctly clearer picture on our customer’s TV in comparison to any other comparable broadcasting technology. Additionally, Airtel digital TV brings many firsts to the DTH segment in India including a Universal Remote which operates both the Set Top Box and TV set as well as Interactive Applications which give customers the freedom to book movie tickets, travel package and shop for branded products, among others. Users can also access city-specific news and update themselves on the latest stock news. We are also the only one to offer our customers the pleasure of listing to ad-free Worldspace Satellite radio. All this is backed by 24×7 customer care.

About Bharti Airtel Limited:

Bharti Airtel Limited, a group company of Bharti Enterprises, is Asia’s leading integrated telecom services provider with operations in India and Sri Lanka and an aggregate of over 108 million customers as of end of July 2009, consisting of 105.18 million mobile customers. Bharti Airtel has been ranked among six best performing technology companies in the world by BusinessWeek.


Bharti Airtel is structured into three strategic business units – Mobile services, Telemedia services and Enterprise services. The mobile business offers services in India and Sri Lanka. The Telemedia business provides broadband, IPTV and telephone services in 95 cities. The Enterprise business provides end-to-end telecom solutions to corporate customers and national and international long distance services to carriers. All these services are provided under the Airtel brand. Airtel’s national high-speed optic fibre network currently spans over 104,540 Rkms covering all the major cities in India. The company has two international landing stations in Chennai that connects two submarine cable systems – i2i to Singapore and SEA-ME-WE-4 to Europe. For more information, visitwww.bhartiairtel.in

Airtel launches m-Commerce service on Voice

  • After SMS , USSD , J2ME Application , SIM Application and WAP, mobile commerce services now available on Voice
  • All Airtel mobile customers can make Airtel bill payments, recharge using credit cards by simply calling 543219 toll free
  • Offers widest range of m-Commerce options for customers on voice
  • Most secured mobile payment solution through a two-factor authentication process


New Delhi, August 26, 2009: Bharti Airtel, Asia’s leading integrated telecom services provider, today announced the launch of its m-Commerce service – ‘mChek on Airtel’ on the voice platform. This service ensures seamless and secure use of voice (IVR) for m-Commerce transactions for all Airtel mobile customers. The customer has to call 543219 to access the service which is toll free.

“There is tremendous potential for voice enabled m-Commerce services in India and we are giving a huge thrust in this area,” said, Atul Bindal, President, Mobile Services, Bharti Airtel. Further added, “We believe that m-Commerce has the power to facilitate a paradigm shift in the way mobile users do commercial transactions and business in future.”


With a broad range of services on voice, Airtel customers now have a lot to look forward to. The mChek on Airtel service on voice will enable the 100-million-plus Airtel customers to pay Airtel mobile and fixed-line bills, recharge Airtel pre-paid and digitalTV accounts, recharge Delhi-Gurgaon expressway toll tags, pay insurance premiums, buy gifts, tickets and shop using their mobile phones. To avail this service, Airtel customers have to call 543219, create their own 6 digit mChekPIN and link their VISA / Mastercard credit card. The one-time registration links the user’s credit card automatically to the mChek on Airtel service. For all future transactions the user is required to only enter a six-digit mChekPIN on their registered mobile number to authorize the transaction.

mChek on Airtel provides an on-demand solution for mobile payments with a unique two-step authentication process, the mChekPIN and the Mobile Number.  mChek on Airtel is already available on various access mediums like SMS, USSD , J2ME and SIM application and WAP.

Customer benefits for mChek on Voice

For Post-paid customers:Pay their own postpaid bill
Pay for others postpaid bill
Make full or partial bill payment (customer driven)
Recharge for other prepaid customers
Pay any Airtel landline Bill
Recharge his Digital TV account
Recharge Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway toll tag ( for Delhi/NCR users )
All other merchant payments
For Pre-paid customers:

Recharge for self
Pay Landline Bill
Recharge Digital TV account
Recharge Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway toll tag ( for Delhi/NCR users)
All other merchant payments

About Bharti Airtel Limited

Bharti Airtel Limited, a group company of Bharti Enterprises, is Asia’s leading integrated telecom services provider with operations in India and Sri Lanka and an aggregate of over 108 million customers as of end of July 2009, consisting of 105.18 million mobile customers. Bharti Airtel has been ranked among six best performing technology companies in the world by BusinessWeek.

Bharti Airtel is structured into three strategic business units – Mobile services, Telemedia services and Enterprise services. The mobile business offers services in India and Sri Lanka. The Telemedia business provides broadband, IPTV and telephone services in 95 cities. The Enterprise business provides end-to-end telecom solutions to corporate customers and national and international long distance services to carriers. All these services are provided under the Airtel brand. Airtel’s national high-speed optic fibre network currently spans over 104,540 Rkms covering all the major cities in India. The company has two international landing stations in Chennai that connects two submarine cable systems – i2i to Singapore and SEA-ME-WE-4 to Europe. For more information, visit www.bhartiairtel.in

Airtel launches Data Card services for its prepaid customers in Delhi & NCR

· Extends data card services for its prepaid user base across Delhi & NCR circle

· Anytime, Anywhere instant wireless internet connectivity

· Airtel Data Card is compatible with EDGE & GPRS Networks – Customers will stay connected all across the country and also when roaming internationally

· Three attractive tariff plans to choose from

New Delhi, August 09, 2009: Bharti Airtel, Asia’s leading integrated telecom services provider, today announced the launch of the Airtel wireless data card for its prepaid users in Delhi & NCR circle. The Airtel Data Card will enable anytime, anywhere instant wireless Internet connectivity for laptops and other computing devices, thereby significantly benefiting the business users, roamers and travelers. The data card is GPRS & EDGE compatible, works on Airtel networks all across the country and also when roaming internationally on GSM networks. The introduction of the high-speed data card adds to Airtel’s suite of m-business solutions for its customers.

Mr. Shashi Arora, CEO – Bharti Airtel Limited, (Mobile Services), Delhi & NCR said., “We are very pleased to extend our data card services for our prepaid user base in Delhi & NCR circle after the huge success of these services on the postpaid platform. The launch of the Airtel Data Card for our prepaid user base in Delhi & NCR adds to our suite of m-business solutions. As market leaders, we have always ensured that Airtel customers get the best value, enjoy the finest services and benefit from cutting edge products. Prepaid Customers can now use Data Card at a monthly rental of Rs.348/- only and enjoy 500 MB free data every month.”

Customers will have the flexibility to choose from three very attractive monthly tariff plans.

The Tariff Plans

Plan I Plan II Plan III

Monthly Rental

Rs. 899 599 348

Free Data

2 GB 1 GB 500 MB
Charges post free usage 20 paise per 50 kb 20 paise per 50 kb 20 paise per 50 kb

# # # # #

About Bharti Airtel:

Bharti Airtel Limited, a group company of Bharti Enterprises, is Asia’s leading integrated telecom services provider with operations in India and Sri Lanka and an aggregate of over 105.20 million customers as of end of June 2009, consisting of 102.37 million mobile customers. Bharti Airtel Limited has been voted as India’s most innovative company, in a survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal.

Bharti Airtel is structured into three strategic business units – Mobile services, Telemedia services and Enterprise services. The mobile business offers services in India and Sri Lanka. The Telemedia business provides broadband and telephone services in 95 cities, DTH services and has recently forayed into the IPTV services. The Enterprise business provides end-to-end telecom solutions to corporate customers and national and international long distance services to carriers. All these services are provided under the Airtel brand. Airtel’s high-speed optic fibre network currently spans over 104,540 Rkms covering all the major cities in the country. The company has two international landing stations in Chennai that connects two submarine cable systems – i2i to Singapore and SEA-ME-WE-4 to Europe. For more information, visit: www.airtel.in

Hannah Montana arrives in India – only on Airtel digital TV

Available from July 22 on Pay Per View for Rs. 75 –

New Delhi, July 21, 2009: digital TV- the DTH service from Airtel – today announced the Indian television premiere of the latest global tween blockbuster – ‘Hannah Montana: The Movie’ on its Pay Per View (PPV) service even before its theatre launch in India.

Directed by Peter Chelsom, this musical extravaganza takes the Emmy-nomination Disney Channel series to the big screen. Grossing $17.4 million on its opening day and earning #1 spot at the box office, the movie revolves around Miley Stewart (played by Miley Cyrus) who juggles between school, friends and her secret pop-star persona Hannah Montana. When the pop star’s soaring popularity threatens to take over Miley’s life, her father (Billy Ray Cyrus) takes the teen home to Crowley Corners, Tennessee, for a dose of reality, kicking off an adventure filled with the kind of fun, laughter and romance that even Hannah Montana couldn’t imagine.

The movie will premiere on 22nd July at Rs 75 on digital TV and customers can order the movie either on the website www.airtel.in/digitaltv or by SMSing the Movie Code to 54325. Airtel digital TV is also running a contest which gives customers a chance to win exciting Hannah Montana merchandise – scarves, diaries and others. For further details, visit www.airtel.in/digitaltv

digital TV – the DTH service from Airtel – uses the latest MPEG4 standard with DVB S2 technology, which translates into exceptional picture clarity and consistent high-quality audio for the customer. It brings many firsts to the DTH segment in India including a Universal Remote which operates both the Set Top Box and TV set as well as Interactive Applications which give customers the freedom to book movie tickets, travel package and shop for branded products, among others. Users can also access city-specific news and update themselves on the latest stock news. We are also the only one to offer our customers the pleasure of listing to ad-free Worldspace Satellite radio. All this is backed by 24×7 customer care.

About Bharti Airtel Limited:

Bharti Airtel Limited, a group company of Bharti Enterprises, is Asia’s leading integrated telecom services provider with operations in India and Sri Lanka and an aggregate of over 105.19 million customers as of end of June 2009, consisting of 102.36 million mobile customers. Bharti Airtel Limited has been voted as India’s most innovative company, in a survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal.

Bharti Airtel is structured into three strategic business units – Mobile services, Telemedia services and Enterprise services. The mobile business offers services in India and Sri Lanka. The Telemedia business provides broadband and telephone services in 95 cities, DTH services and has recently forayed into the IPTV services. The Enterprise business provides end-to-end telecom solutions to corporate customers and national and international long distance services to carriers. All these services are provided under the Airtel brand. Airtel’s high-speed optic fibre network currently spans over 104,540 Rkms covering all the major cities in the country. The company has two international landing stations in Chennai that connects two submarine cable systems – i2i to Singapore and SEA-ME-WE-4 to Europe. For more information, visit www.bhartiairtel.in

Airtel Crosses the 5 Million Customer Landmark in Delhi

Becomes the first mobile operator to reach this milestone in a Metro Circle

· Airtel strengthens its status as the No.1 operator in Delhi & NCR

· Adds the last million in just 13 months

· More customers in the fold than the population of countries like Singapore, Norway, UAE

New Delhi, June 15, 2009: Bharti Airtel, Asia’s leading integrated telecom services provider, today announced that it has crossed the significant milestone of 5 million customers in the Delhi & NCR circle. With this, Airtel added another feather in its cap by becoming the first mobile operator to achieve this landmark in a metro circle and added the last million subscribers in only 13 months in a circle that already boasts of a mobile penetration of almost 100%. The milestone of 5 million customers amply demonstrates the customer’s faith and reinforces Airtel’s leadership position in the Delhi & NCR circle, backed by its seamless network and excellent customer service.

Mr. Shashi Arora, CEO – Bharti Airtel Limited, (Mobile Services), Delhi & NCR, said, “The significant milestone of crossing the 5 million customer mark in the circle from where Airtel started its remarkable journey back in 1995, is indeed an extremely proud and special moment. This is a testimony to the faith and trust that the customers of the Delhi & NCR have reposed on Airtel and we would like to take this opportunity to thank every single one of them. This surely inspires us to achieve much more and continue on our commitment to provide world-class mobile services and unmatched quality of coverage to the people of Delhi.”

About Bharti Airtel:

Bharti Airtel Limited, a group company of Bharti Enterprises Limited, is Asia’s leading integrated telecom services provider with operations in India and Sri Lanka, with an aggregate of over 100 million customers. Bharti Airtel Limited has been voted as India’s most innovative company, in a survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal.

Bharti Airtel is structured into three strategic business units ― Mobile services, Telemedia services and Enterprise services. The mobile business offers services in India and Sri Lanka. The Telemedia business provides broadband and telephone services in 95 cities, DTH services and has recently forayed into the IPTV services. The Enterprise business provides end-to-end telecom solutions to corporate customers and national and international long distance services to carriers. All these services are provided under the Airtel brand. Airtel’s high-speed optic fibre network currently spans over 101,337 Rkms covering all the major cities in the country. The company has two international landing stations in Chennai that connects two submarine cable systems – i2i to Singapore and SEA-ME-WE-4 to Europe. For more information, visit:www.bhartiairtel.in

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