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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Company Overview..............................................................................................4 Key Facts...............................................................................................................4 Business Description...........................................................................................5 History...................................................................................................................7 Key Employees.....................................................................................................9 Key Employee Biographies................................................................................10 Major Products and Services............................................................................20 Revenue Analysis...............................................................................................22 SWOT Analysis...................................................................................................23 Top Competitors.................................................................................................29 Company View.....................................................................................................30 Locations and Subsidiaries...............................................................................32
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Bharti Infratel. wire line. an increase of 22. India and employs about 24.538 532454 Bharti Airtel Limited © Datamonitor Page 4 . The company primarily operates in India.9% over 2008.520. It is also engaged in passive telecom infrastructure services business through its subsidiary. it had a customer base of 93.714. an increase of 36% over 2008.8 million ($8.150.219. It is headquartered in New Delhi. At the end of FY2009.airtel.Bharti Airtel Limited Company Overview COMPANY OVERVIEW Bharti Airtel (Airtel) is one of the leading providers of telecommunications services in India.252.500 people. an increase of 38. The operating profit of the company was INR103. Increase in revenues was mainly due to strong growth in customer base.5 million ($1.8 million) in FY2009.8 (INR Mn) Financial Year End Employees Bombay Stock Exchange Ticker March 24.589. The company recorded revenues of INR373. The company offers mobile. KEY FACTS Head Office Bharti Airtel Limited Aravali Crescent 1 Nelson Mandela Road Vasant Kunj Phase II New Delhi 110 070 IND 91 11 4666 6100 91 11 4666 6411 http://www.520. Its net profit was INR78.3% over 2008.7 million for telemedia services.2 million) during the financial year ended March 2009 (FY2009). broadband and television services.3 million ($2.2 million) in FY2009.in Phone Fax Web Address Revenue / turnover 373.9 million for mobile services and 2.
The business unit owns a national and international long distance network infrastructure enabling it to provide connectivity services both within India and connecting India to other countries.Bharti Airtel Limited Business Description BUSINESS DESCRIPTION Bharti Airtel (Airtel) is a leading provider of telecommunications services in India. The company offers mobile. It offers post-paid. It also offers virtual calling card services in the overseas markets. The enterprise services group. offers a portfolio of services to carrier and large enterprise customers. respectively. providing a pan-India reach. wire line.726. At the end of FY2009. over 1. At the end of FY2009.5G network. it had 93. including enterprise services carriers and enterprise services corporate segments. it is engaged in related telecom infrastructure operations and wholesale services. telemedia services. Airtel operates through four business divisions: mobile services. pre-paid.3% were subscribing to broadband/internet services. It also offers triple play services including voice. The segment mainly focuses on small and medium business enterprises.337 route kilometers of optical fiber.9 million for mobile services and 2. The company serves retail.500 MPLS (multi protocol label switching) and SDH POPs (points of presence) and over 1.491 POIs with the local exchanges.323 outlets.191. The company mainly operates in India and Sri Lanka. covering 1. In January 2009. These services have been launched on 3. At the end of FY2009. Airtel achieved a presence in Bangladesh by acquiring a 70% stake in Warid Telecom. The enterprise services carriers and enterprise services corporate segments are grouped into the enterprise services group. consortium ownership of the SMW4 submarine cable system and investment in capacities across a number of diverse submarine cable systems across transatlantic and transpacific Bharti Airtel Limited © Datamonitor Page 5 . The national long distance infrastructure comprises of 101. roaming and value added services through its sales and distribution channel.923. Its international infrastructure includes ownership of the i2i submarine cable system connecting Chennai to Singapore. of which 39. broadband and pay TV (television) services.248 mobile customers. a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dhabi Group in Bangladesh offering mobile services. enterprise services carriers and enterprise services corporate. The company’s mobile services segment offers mobile services using GSM technology on 900MHz and 1800MHz bands. it had 2.7 million for telemedia services. In January 2010. the company also launched services in Sri Lanka. The carrier segment provides long distance wholesale voice and data services to carrier customers as well as to other business units of Airtel. representing a market share of 24% of the wireless market in India.239 customers. These services are provided under the Airtel brand. The telemedia services segment offers broadband and fixed line services through digital subscriber line (DSL). direct-to-home (DTH) TV and IPTV services. carrier and enterprise customers. internet and internet protocol (IP) TV. it had a customer base of 93.
IT. satellite services (VSAT). it has announced investments in new cable systems such as Asia America Gateway (AAG).066 towers in 12 circles for which the right of use has been assigned to Indus with effect from January 2009. a subsidiary of the company. in the recent past. Indus Towers built 14. ITeS. Vodafone and Idea Cellular. data centre services.484 towers and had a portfolio of 95. Bharti Infratel also holds 42% share in Indus Towers. During FY2009. The corporate segment offers end-to-end telecom solutions to large enterprises in India. Centrex.Bharti Airtel Limited Business Description routes. EIG Europe India Gateway) and Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System (EASSy). Bharti Infratel deploys. telecom. Indus operates in 16 circles. Bharti Infratel. voice and managed services. It specializes in providing customized solutions to address unique requirements of different industry verticals including BFSI. EPBX. among others. corporate value added services. owns and manages passive infrastructure in 11 circles of India. provides passive infrastructure services on a non-discriminatory basis to all telecom operators in India. Bharti Infratel has 27. and mobile enterprise enablement solutions. toll free services.548 towers in 11 circles. audio and video conferencing. It provides a full suite of communication services across data. MPLS-VPN. a joint venture between Bharti Infratel. contact centre solutions. including 4 circles common with Bharti Infratel and 12 circles on exclusive basis. managed network services. media. manufacturing and distribution. Unity North. Government and retail. Its services include internet. Bharti Airtel Limited © Datamonitor Page 6 . India Middle East and Western Europe (IMEWE). education. Airtel’s other operations include passive infrastructure services. Additionally.154 towers including the towers under right of use. domestic and international private leased circuits. excluding the 35.
Airtel and Alcatel Lucent formed a joint venture to manage Airtel’s pan-India broadband and telephone services and help its transition to next generation networks. it received license to provide telecom services in Sri Lanka. and facility based operator license in Singapore to operate international carrier facilities from Singapore. Also in 2008. Vodafone acquired a 10% stake in BTV for around $1. In May 2009. the company delisted its shares from the Delhi Stock Exchange. In January 2009. voice and broadband service. Airtel CallHome. In the next year. the company went for an initial public offering of its shares.Bharti Airtel Limited History HISTORY Bharti Airtel was established as Bharti Tele-Ventures (BTV) in 1995. In 2007. launched its mobile services in Guernsey. In February 2009. Airtel introduced its triple-play service by launching Airtel digital TV interactive. the company launched the world’s first Windows based online desktop-powered by Microsoft and Nivio. In the same year. In 2001. The discussion did not result in a deal. Bharti Infratel. This offering gives access to a personal virtual desktop from any computer connected to the internet for Airtel broadband customers. BTV entered into licenses for four fixed-line circles in addition to existing operations in Madhya Pradesh. while its shares continued to trade on the National Stock Exchange and the Bombay Stock Exchange. In the next month. in India. and direct-to-home (DTH) TV services. announced plans to partner with Vodafone Essar and Idea Cellular to form Indus Towers. In the next year. During 2004.5 billion in 2005. Later in the year. Airtel entered into an exploratory discussion with MTN Group of South Africa on the possibility of combining the two emerging market telecom companies. Airtel launched its virtual calling card service. a subsidiary of the Bharti Enterprise. BTV’s name was changed to Bharti Airtel Limited (Airtel). direct TV. Subsequently. This agreement allowed both parties to offer services from a number of locations including Singapore and the US West Coast to Australia. The company started operations in 1996. Australia Japan Cable and Airtel entered into a partnership agreement to interconnect their current and future networks in Guam. In 2008. to enter the UK market. Bharti Airtel Limited © Datamonitor Page 7 . Channel Islands offering products and services under the Airtel-Vodafone brand. an independent tower company to provide passive infrastructure services in India. and another one along with five international companies to build a high-bandwidth fiber-optic submarine cable linking Asia and the US. Airtel entered into two fiber-optic submarine cable agreements including one along with eight companies of the global telecommunications industry to build a high-capacity fiber-optic submarine cable that stretches from India to France via the Middle East. an internet protocol (IP) TV. a subsidiary of the company. Guernsey Airtel. In March 2009.
the company launched a corporate mailing solution for small and medium size enterprises (SMEs). connected branch services and Cisco TelePresence. the company won 3G spectrum in 13 circles for INR122. Subsequently. Airtel inked a MoU with the Royal Government of Bhutan to extend fiber connectivity. the company entered the media and entertainment market by launching Airtel Digital Media Business with the aim of offering content delivery solutions to the sector. In August 2009. social networking and other needs. In March 2010. Africa. North America. Subsequently. launched the Unity cable system. a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dhabi Group in Bangladesh offering mobile services. In the same month. Subsequently.620 kilometer submarine cable system linking Japan and the West Coast of the US. In January 2010. books. Europe. a 9. which includes 1. a low-cost online computer for its broadband customers. Airtel launched India’s first mobile app store. In the following month. As part of the contract. the company launched its ethernet services in more than 25 global cities across Asia. North America and Australia.732 million) in an auction held by the Indian government.3 billion network expansion contract. Airtel. In April 2010. In June 2010. Airtel App Central. In the following month. Airtel and Cisco entered into a strategic business alliance in October 2009 to provide a set of unique products and services including managed data services. Ericsson will expand and upgrade Airtel’s network in 15 of India’s 22 telecom circles.250 applications across 25 categories for business. it introduced its global wholesale service portfolio with a network that will reach 50 countries across the continents of Europe. along with its partners. games.7 billion. Airtel announced strategic organizational changes by creating a new dedicated International Business Group that will be responsible for expanding the company’s operations outside India and South Asia.954. Subsequently.6 million (approximately $2. Bharti Airtel Limited © Datamonitor Page 8 . Airtel and Ericsson expanded their strategic partnership with a $1. the company entered into an agreement to acquire 70% stake in Warid Telecom. Airtel created a new terrestrial cable network to Bhutan. the company completed the acquisition of Zain Group’s (Mobile Telecommunications Company) mobile operations in 15 countries across Africa for an enterprise valuation of $10.Bharti Airtel Limited History it entered the cloud computing market by launching Airtel Net PC. hosted unified communications. As part of this initiative. Asia and Australia. Airtel Hosted Mail.
Internal Assurance Executive Director.Bharti Airtel Limited Key Employees KEY EMPLOYEES Name Sunil Bharti Mittal Manoj Kohli Akhil Gupta Rajan Bharti Mittal Rakesh Bharti Mittal Chua Sock Koong N Kumar Craig Ehrlich Pulak Chandan Prasad Ajay Lal Arun Bharat Ram Nikesh Arora Tan Yong Choo Lim Chuan Poh Sanjay Kapoor Atul Bindal David Nishball Krishnamurthy Shankar Shamini Ramalingam Joachim Horn S Asokan K Srinivas Srikanth Balachander Jyoti Pawar Amrita Gangotra Job Title Chairman and Managing Director Chief Executive Officer. Legal and Regulatory Director. Network Services Group Executive Director. IT (India and South Asia) Board Executive Board Executive Board Non Executive Board Non Executive Board Non Executive Board Non Executive Board Non Executive Board Non Executive Board Non Executive Board Non Executive Board Non Executive Board Non Executive Board Non Executive Board Non Executive Board Senior Management Senior Management Senior Management Senior Management Senior Management Senior Management Senior Management Senior Management Senior Management Senior Management Senior Management Bharti Airtel Limited © Datamonitor Page 9 . Mobile Services President. India and South Asia President. International and Joint Managing Director Director Director Director Director Director Director Director Director Director Director Director Director Chief Executive Officer. Telemedia Services Chief Financial Officer Director. Enterprise Services Director. Human Resources Director. Supply Chain Joint President.
Mr. He is also a member of the Harvard Business School India Advisory Board and the INSEAD Global India Council. Kohli started his career in 1979. Delhi. Sunil Mittal has been conferred with one of India's highest civilian awards. He was also the Chairman at the COAI from 2001 to 2002. Delhi. and holds an MBA degree from FMS. International and Joint Managing Director at Bharti Airtel since April 2010. he was the CEO and Joint Managing Director at Bharti Airtel. Sunil Mittal has been the Chairman and Managing Director at Bharti Airtel since 2001. Bharti Airtel Limited © Datamonitor Page 10 . and Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI). Sunil Mittal is an Honorary Fellow of The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers and alumnus of Harvard Business School. He is a Commerce and a Law Graduate. He also attended the Executive Business Program at the Michigan Business School and the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton Business School. Delhi University. He co-chairs the Bharti School of Telecommunication Technology and Management at the Indian Institute of Technology. Mr. the United Nations Agency for information and communication technology. International and Joint Managing Director Since: 2010 Mr. the Indian Institute of Management. He was the President at Confederation of Indian Industry from 2007 to 2008. Prior to current appointment. Mumbai. Sunil Mittal serves as a member of the Board of Governors of two management and technology institutes of India. He is also a member of the Prime Minister's Council on Trade and Industry. Sunil Mittal has been the co-chairman of the World Economic Forum in 2007 in Davos and is a member of its International Business Council. He graduated from Punjab University in India. Lucknow and the Indian Institute of Technology. He is also on the board of the International Telecommunication Union.Bharti Airtel Limited Key Employee Biographies KEY EMPLOYEE BIOGRAPHIES Sunil Bharti Mittal Board: Executive Board Job Title: Chairman and Managing Director Since: 2001 Mr. Mr. Kohli has been the CEO. He is the Founder and has been a Director at Bharti Airtel since 1995. Padma Bhushan. Mr. He is a member of the GSM Association Global Board. He founded Bharti in the year 1976. Prior to joining the company. he has worked with DCM and Escotel at various senior leadership positions. and before that he was the President and CEO at the company. Manoj Kohli Board: Executive Board Job Title: Chief Executive Officer. Mr.
Mr. Rakesh Mittal is a Director at Bharti Airtel. Rakesh Mittal is also a member of Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) and Punjab Education Development Board. He is the Vice Chairman at Bharti Enterprises and the Vice Chairman and Managing Director at Bharti TeleTech. He serves on the Governing Boards of many educational institutes in India and abroad. He is also a Member of the Council of Management of All India Management Association and a Member of Executive Committee of International Chambers of Commerce India Chapter. He has been Past Chairman of Northern Region and various CII National Committees. Mr. He is also the Managing Director at Bharti Enterprises and Group Lead Director of Bharti's Wholesale and Retail Business. Rakesh Bharti Mittal Board: Non Executive Board Job Title: Director Mr. 2002 and 2003 and Chairman of Telecom & IT Committee in 2004 and 2005. Mr. which is dedicated to the promotion of education and child welfare. Rajan Mittal is an Arts graduate from Punjab University and an alumnus of Harvard Business School. Mr. Chairman of Infrastructure Committee in 2006. Gupta is a Director at Bharti Airtel. Bharti Airtel Limited © Datamonitor Page 11 . Rakesh Mittal is Member of National Council since 1999. He was the past President of Association of Basic Telecom Operators (now Association of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India) from 1999 to 2000. He has also done an Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School in the year 2002. Rakesh Mittal is also a Trustee of the Bharti Foundation. He is a Member of the Managing Committee and Standing Committees of PHDCCI. He was the Chairman at Retail Committee of FICCI in 2007. Rajan Mittal is a Director at Bharti Airtel. He is a Trustee of Bharti Foundation. Rajan Mittal is the Vice President at FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) and Member of FICCI's executive and steering committees. Mr. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Confederation of Indian Industry. He is a Chartered Accountant by qualification and has over 27 years of professional experience in industry.Bharti Airtel Limited Key Employee Biographies Akhil Gupta Board: Non Executive Board Job Title: Director Mr. He is also the Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at Bharti Enterprises. Rajan Bharti Mittal Board: Non Executive Board Job Title: Director Mr. Rakesh Mittal is an Electronics Engineer. Mr. He has also been representing the Indian Telecom Industry and Bharti regularly at various forums and important seminars in India and abroad. Chairman of Telecom Committee in 2001.
In addition. he is Chairman of Taiwan’s largest cable television company. In 2006. Kbro. Kumar is an active spokesperson of industry and trade and was the President at Confederation of Indian Industry. Pulak Chandan Prasad Bharti Airtel Limited © Datamonitor Page 12 . Ehrlich has been a Director at Bharti Airtel since 2009. He has been involved in Asia’s communications industry since settled in Hong Kong 1987 and joined Hutchison Cablevision as Managing Director and was a founding member of the team that launched Star TV. Ehrlich is a graduate from University of California Los Angeles. She was appointed as the Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer in 2006 and in 2007. he is the Vice Chairman of Eastern Communications. Mr. He received his Masters degree from Occidental College and Postgraduate Fellowship from Coro Foundation. Ms. She joined Singtel in 1989 as Treasurer. He has served as the Chairman of the GSMA. she assumed the position of SingTel Group Chief Executive Officer.Bharti Airtel Limited Key Employee Biographies Chua Sock Koong Board: Non Executive Board Job Title: Director Since: 2001 Ms. she assumed the positions of Group Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer International. Asia first satellite delivered multi-channel television network. Kumar has been a Director at Bharti Airtel since 2001. Koong holds an Honours Degree in Accountancy from the University of Singapore and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst. Craig Ehrlich Board: Non Executive Board Job Title: Director Since: 2009 Mr. GSH global telecom association. He is the Honorary Consul General of Greece in Chennai and the Honorary Business Representative of the International Enterprise Singapore. Koong has been a Director at Bharti Airtel since 2001. In the Philippines. He joined Hutchison Whampoa in 2003 as a board member of Hutchison Telecommunication Group and advises the group 3G and 2G businesses worldwide. He is the Vice Chairman at The Sanmar Group. He is Chairman and Founder of Novare Technologies. the former cable and wireless company. He is also on the Board of various public companies. Mr. She was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer in 1999. He is a Graduate Engineer in Electronics and Communication Engineering. N Kumar Board: Non Executive Board Job Title: Director Since: 2001 Mr.
He is the President. From 1992 to 1998. he was the Managing Director and co-head of the India office at Warburg Pincus. Lal is a Director at Bharti Airtel. Prior to creating Nalanda. US and South Africa. He joined Warburg Pincus in 1998. His main areas of Bharti Airtel Limited © Datamonitor Page 13 . he led Google’s global direct sales operations. He is the Co-Chairman of the Indo German consultative group. Most recently. He is a Senior Partner and Managing Director at AIF Capital. Ram was the President at Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and is currently Chairman CII Family Business Council. Ahmedabad. Delhi and a MBA from the Indian Institute of Management. he has held several positions with the company. Arora has been a Director at Bharti Airtel since 2008. EMEA Operations and Senior Vice President at Google. Prasad has been a Director at Bharti Airtel since 2001. Mr. Prior to joining AIF Capital in 1997. project finance and corporate banking. He is the Founder and Managing Director at Nalanda Capital. He has over 20 years experience in private equity. Ram graduated in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan. Mr. Ram has been a Director at Bharti Airtel since 2006. Ajay Lal Board: Non Executive Board Job Title: Director Mr. Mr. Tech Degree from the Indian Institute of Technology. Prasad was a Management Consultant with McKinsey & Company in India. He is the founder and Chairman of SRF. Mr. Nikesh Arora Board: Non Executive Board Job Title: Director Since: 2008 Mr. US and holds a Diploma from the Technical University of Darmstadt. He is an Engineer from IIT New Delhi and an AMP graduate from Harvard Business School. He has a B. Germany. Mr. He commenced his career with DCM. Since joining Google in 2004. Lal has represented AIF Capital on the boards of a number of large corporations across Asia.Bharti Airtel Limited Key Employee Biographies Board: Non Executive Board Job Title: Director Since: 2001 Mr. He also holds an MBA from IIM Calcutta Arun Bharat Ram Board: Non Executive Board Job Title: Director Since: 2006 Mr. Lal worked with AIG Investment Corporation and Bank of America.
IBM and Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). Mr. Mr. IT. Bharti Airtel Limited © Datamonitor Page 14 . including SingTel’s regional mobile associates. a mobile multimedia subsidiary of T-Mobile International. Lim holds a Bachelor of Engineering Science (Honours) from Balliol College. He was appointed as the CEO International at the company in 2006. Tan has been a Director at Bharti Airtel since 2009. He is a nominee of Singtel on the board of Bharti Airtel. Lim has been a Director at Bharti Airtel since 2009. Lim Chuan Poh Board: Non Executive Board Job Title: Director Since: 2009 Age: 54 Mr. Mr. Arora held management positions in Putnam Investments and Fidelity Investments in Boston. He holds a Master’s degree from Boston College and MBA from Northeastern University. Tan Yong Choo Board: Non Executive Board Job Title: Director Since: 2009 Age: 45 Ms. Nikesh graduated from the Institute of Technology in Varanasi. Lim joined SingTel in 1998. Globe (Philippines). Tan was with Wilson Learning Asia as the Finance and Administrative Manager. Prior to joining Deutsche Telekom. Mr. Lim is also responsible for driving the group’s regional mobile initiatives and supporting the growth objectives of SingTel’s business groups through strategic investments. the UK and a Master in Public Health Engineering from Imperial College of Science and Technology. University of London. PBTL (Bangladesh) and Warid (Pakistan). Telkomsel (Indonesia) and Warid Telecom (Pakistan). In 1999. Previously. She is a nominee of Singtel on the board of Bharti Airtel. he was the Chief Marketing Officer and a member of the Management Board at T-Mobile. Telkomsel (Indonesia). She was appointed Group Financial Controller in 2007. Besides overseeing the performances of SingTel’s overseas investments including AIS (Thailand). He also serves on the boards of several companies. Airtel (India). He also holds the CFA designation. Ms. Prior to joining SingTel. he was the Executive Vice President for various business groups in SingTel. marketing and finance. Ms. Ms. Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1986 with an Honours Degree in Accountancy. Tan began her career with SingTel in 1994 as Finance Manager. Mr.Bharti Airtel Limited Key Employee Biographies focus have been consulting. India with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. Lim is also the Chairman at Bridge Alliance. In 1989. Prior to joining Google. Some of the other companies in which she worked previously include Arthur Anderson. University of Oxford. he started working with Deutsche Telekom and founded T-Motion.
Asia Pacific with DHL at Singapore with executive responsibilities for Sales. NASSCOM and GSMA. Prior to joining the Bharti Group. Bindal has worked in various leadership roles in Marketing. Mr. Bindal is the President. Mr. Telemedia Services. Kapoor joined the Bharti Group in 1998 and has since held a number of senior management positions across the Mobility arena. He is a member on the Airtel Management Board. Calcutta. India and South Asia Since: 2010 Mr. Kapoor has been the CEO. and a Post Graduate in Management from the Indian Institute of Management. Enterprise Services Bharti Airtel Limited © Datamonitor Page 15 .Bharti Airtel Limited Key Employee Biographies Sanjay Kapoor Board: Senior Management Job Title: Chief Executive Officer. Previously. Previously. Before moving to Bharti. Mr. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Hons) from Delhi University. Bindal served with AlliedSignal/Honeywell for almost seven years across India. Bindal was the President. and chairs the Mobile Management Board. ranging from sales and marketing to general management functions. David Nishball Board: Senior Management Job Title: President. Middle East and Africa for the Power Systems Business. Mr. Kapoor has played an active role in various industry forums. Lipton and Shell. Mobile Services Mr. Kapoor worked with Xerox India as Director. Mobile Services at Bharti Airtel. Prior to this. Mobile Services to a newly created position of Deputy CEO. India and South Asia at Bharti Airtel since April 2010. Pricing and E Commerce. Operations Support. including COAI. He created a strategic blueprint for the telecom group and managed its early deployment before accepting the position of President and CEO at TeleTech Services (India) in 2003. He has over 25 years of experience. He was Vice President and General Manager Asia. he was elevated from President. He commenced his professional career in 1983 as an Executive Trainee with Jay Engineering Works. Mr. During the past 11 years. Mr. Mr. Atul Bindal Board: Senior Management Job Title: President. Bindal was the Commercial Director. Sales and General Management with American Express. an MBA from Cranfield School of Management (UK) and is a Graduate of Wharton’s Advanced Management Program. handling a range of key portfolios. he was the Deputy CEO at the company from March 2009 to April 2010. Asia Pacific and US in various operating and functional roles. In 2006. Kapoor was made the President of Bharti Airtel’s Mobile Services. of which 11 years have been in the telecommunications sector. Marketing. Mr. CII. In March 2009. Earlier. Customer Service. He spent 14 years with the global document management company. He is a Mechanical Engineer from Delhi University.
Prior to joining the company in 2007. Shankar worked with Unilever Asia-Africa as the Vice President. She was the National Manager of Business capability and solutions at Telstra during 2006–08. spanning the diverse areas of HR. Mr. He was responsible for managing Orange’s business operations in ASEAN. Prior to joining Airtel. Nishball is the President. KDD (Japan). Ramalingam has worked previously at the University of Melbourne as the Senior Financial Officer. Ramalingam has held various key positions at Telstra. Human Resources at Bharti Airtel since 2007. Ramalingam is the Director. From 2003 to 2006. He was head of business sales and managed services for AT&T Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Airtel. Singapore Telecom and Unisource. She is a graduate in Commerce and started her career with GJ Coles in 1982. He started his career with Eicher Tractors in 1984 as Unit Personnel Officer and thereafter he has held various roles in Hindustan Lever and Unilever. Ms. He holds a post graduate Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from XLRI Jamshedpur. Mr. Internal Assurance at Bharti Airtel. Joachim Horn Board: Senior Management Job Title: Executive Director. He is a member of the Global Mobile HR Steering Board. Human Resources. Fraud and Revenue Assurance at Telstra. as well as key business partnering functions. During his career. serving as the Vice President. He also served as the Vice President of Concert Asia Pacific. Shankar has been the Director. including 15 years in international markets. Mr. Nishball has held a number of strategic positions at AT&T and other AT&T companies. Mr. Network Services Group Bharti Airtel Limited © Datamonitor Page 16 . Enterprise Services at Bharti Airtel. He has over 25 years of experience spanning various roles and functions in the telecommunications industry. Nishball was the Senior Vice President. India and Australasia. Shankar has over 22 years of professional experience in enterprise level roles. Marketing. He is a member of the Airtel Management Board.Bharti Airtel Limited Key Employee Biographies Mr. Asia Pacific. Nishball was a founding officer of WorldPartners Company. she was the Group Manager. Human Resources Since: 2007 Mr. Ms. a global telecommunications services venture between AT&T. Greater China. Korea. Internal Assurance Ms. Krishnamurthy Shankar Board: Senior Management Job Title: Director. she worked with Telstra from 1985. Shamini Ramalingam Board: Senior Management Job Title: Director. During her 23-year stint. for Orange Business Services (formerly Equant) based in Singapore. Mr. a joint venture between BT and AT&T. Japan.
Srinivas is the Joint President. Telemedia Services at Bharti Airtel. radio and service platforms. He joined Bharti Airtel in 2002 and as a Chief Executive Officer. He has about 24 years of global experience in technology and networks. Horn was responsible for leading a large scale network modernization in the core. He has 22 years of working experience. he was appointed as the Executive Director for Mobile Services for the Eastern Hub comprising of the newly rolled out operations of West Bengal. He also attended leadership training programs from Ross School of Business Management. led the operations of mobile services in Andhra Pradesh and Delhi. Horn has been the Executive Director Network Services Group at Bharti Airtel since April 2009. He is a Computer Science Graduate from Wedel University. marketing and IT in the automotive and engineering industries. Mr. His career spans 26 years across a variety of functions in materials. He worked in various leadership positions with leading international companies such as Siemens and T-Mobile. sales. He started his career at Bharat Heavy Electricals as a graduate engineer trainee and moved to the Eicher Group of Companies. his portfolio was expanded to include the operations of Gujarat and Maharashtra & Goa. Horn also served as GSMA board member and was the Chairman of the GSMA strategy committee. Mr.Bharti Airtel Limited Key Employee Biographies Since: 2009 Mr. Asokan was at Tata AutoComp Systems. he served was with T-Mobile as Group Chief Technology Officer. He is also a member of the Airtel Management Board. Mr. including early years in Britannia Industries Limited and Hindustan Lever Limited. vendor development. He is an Honours graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Madurai University and a member of Cost and Works Accountants of India. Supply Chain Since: 2006 Mr. S Asokan Board: Senior Management Job Title: Executive Director. During his tenure at T-Mobile. Orissa. Srikanth Balachander Board: Senior Management Bharti Airtel Limited © Datamonitor Page 17 . Bihar and North East. In June 2008. In 2006. Supply Chain at Bharti Airtel since 2006. he led the launch of Airtel’s first 100% venture overseas. Simultaneously. Srinivas is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and a PGDM from IIM Bangalore (1987). Asokan has been the Executive Director. Prior to joining Airtel in current position. Telemedia Services Mr. Prior to joining Bharti. K Srinivas Board: Senior Management Job Title: Joint President. Mr. He is a member of the Bharti Airtel Management Board. Michigan University.
India. He then moved on to human resource to lead the remuneration function. Mumbai). Intel. graduating from RK Mission Vivekananda College. He is a member of the Airtel Management Board. for eight years. She has over16 years of extensive exposure in Civil / Criminal Litigation.Bharti Airtel Limited Key Employee Biographies Job Title: Chief Financial Officer Since: 2008 Mr. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Additionally. Corporate laws. mergers and acquisitions. She has been on global advisory boards such as like IBM. Gangotra joined the company as the Vice President of Solution Engagement for Mobile Business in 2002. Legal and Regulatory at Bharti Airtel since January 2009. Balachander holds a Commerce degree from the Madras University. India Chapter. Cap Gemini and Deloitte on this program. She is the President of The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI). she was the Chief Information Officer of mobile services business unit at Airtel. with Mulla & Mulla Craigie Blunt & Caroe (Solicitors & Advocates. Ms. Ms. He joined Hindustan Unilever in 1985 as a Management Trainee. Mr. From 2000 to 2008. She is a member of the Airtel Management Board. Jyoti Pawar Board: Senior Management Job Title: Director. AIMA etc. Pawar worked as General Counsel for GE Capital. promoter agreements. she worked as an Advocate. Amrita Gangotra Board: Senior Management Job Title: Director. Pawar has been the Director. He worked with Unilever for more than 23 years. From 2001 to 2005. Legal and Regulatory Since: 2009 Ms. Gangotra headed Airtel’s IT operations. She has experience in IT across FMCG. and performed various finance roles such as Exports Accountant. devising and implementing advisory work on company formation. governance across all lines of businesses and B2C application innovation groups. Prior to her current assignment. Prior Bharti Airtel Limited © Datamonitor Page 18 . telecom and IT industries. joint ventures. Commercial Arbitration. IT (India and South Asia) Since: 2010 Ms. Finance Laws. In 2005. Finance and Commercial. Ms. She holds a law degree from Mumbai and a Solicitors degree from UK College of Law and is a member of the UK Bar Association. Prior to Bharti. Ms. He also had a stint in the Purchase function in personal products business. Pawar also has experience in Policy and Process Compliance and Regulatory Compliance. SEBI Laws. Intense Technologies. Balachander has been the Chief Financial Officer at Bharti Airtel since 2008. IT (India and South Asia) at Bharti Airtel since 2010. Factory Commercial Manager and Corporate Accountant. Gangotra has been the Director. commercial and transactional work. he was the Vice President. he moved to London to lead a global finance transformation program. He worked closely with IBM.
Bharti Airtel Limited Key Employee Biographies to joining Airtel. Gangotra also completed executive management programs from CCL and INSEAD. Ms. Gangotra was the Chief Information Officer and General Manager. She joined Allen Bradley as a Research Officer for developing/automating heuristic and statistical models on market surveys. She spent nine years with Nestle India and was involved in implementation of a comprehensive ERP application across business groups in India that was a standard across Nestle Asia Pacific zone. Bharti Airtel Limited © Datamonitor Page 19 . IT Service Management for HCL Comnet. Ms. after completing post graduation in Operations Research from Delhi University in 1988.
Bharti Airtel Limited Major Products and Services MAJOR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES Bharti Airtel (Airtel) is a leading provider of telecommunications services in India. The company's key products and services include the following: Consumer services: Mobile Home phones Broadband and internet Calling cards Wireless internet Digital TV Digital TV interactive (triple play service) Enterprise services Data and IP solutions: Internet access Data transport solution Satellite services MPLS solutions Online desktop Hosted mail Satellite services: Global satellite service Domestic satellite circuits Voice solutions: Mobility solutions Fixed line and broadband Enterprise value added services Conferencing: Audio conference service Video conference service Web conference Global wholesale: Wholesale data Wholesale voice Global network Bharti Airtel Limited © Datamonitor Page 20 .
Bharti Airtel Limited Major Products and Services Brands: Airtel digital TV digital TV Interactive Bharti Airtel Limited © Datamonitor Page 21 .
998. Bharti Airtel generates revenues through four business divisions: mobile services (80.4 million) in FY2009. Revenues by Geography India.1% of the total revenues in FY2009.1%).8% over 2008.9 million ($7.150.9 million ($674.3%). an increase of 29. accounted for 93.3% over 2008. an increase of 13. Revenues from others reached INR20.8 million ($8.1%) and enterprise services corporate (3.8 million ($6. The enterprise services carriers division recorded revenues of INR24.8 million ($1. In FY2009. Revenues by Division In FY2009.5% of the total revenues in FY2009).9% of the total revenues in FY2009.186.Bharti Airtel Limited Revenue Analysis REVENUE ANALYSIS Bharti Airtel The company recorded revenues of INR373. telemedia services (9.7 million).918.7 million ($243. the mobile services division recorded revenues of INR274. an increase of 36.800.5 million ($5.8% over 2008.8 million) in 2009.520. an increase of 31.9% of the total revenues. an increase of 10. an increase of 19.1% of total revenues in FY2009. an increase of 38.1 million) in 2008. India.4 million ($453.6% over 2008.9 million) in FY2009. the company's largest geographic market.9% over 2008. The telemedia services division recorded revenues of INR30.6% over 2008. enterprise services carriers (7.152. Revenues from India reached INR320.2 million) during the financial year ended March 2009 (FY2009).749. The company’s other operations accounted for 0.9 million) in 2009. Others accounted for 6. compared to INR49. Increase in revenues was mainly due to strong growth in customer base. Bharti Airtel Limited © Datamonitor Page 22 . The enterprise services corporate division recorded revenues of INR11.7% over 2008. Bharti Airtel's largest geographical market.998.930.7 million) in FY2009. accounted for 93.9 million) in FY2009.2 million ($527. The others division recorded revenues of INR361.
However. data services.Bharti Airtel Limited SWOT Analysis SWOT ANALYSIS Bharti Airtel (Airtel) is a leading provider of telecommunications services in India. It also offers triple play services including voice. voice and managed services. Airtel announced a joint venture with Alcatel Lucent to manage Airtel’s pan-India broadband and telephone services and help its transition to next generation networks. TV and related value added services. the company has transformed from voice-only telecom company to an integrated telecom company. Integrated operations provide a competitive advantage to the company by allowing it to maintain control on quality of services delivery and expand its offerings. in April 2009. wholesale services. carrier and enterprise customers. The company’s consumer presence includes mobile and fixed line telephony. Its infrastructure operations include tower business and international submarine cable operations. The company’s integrated operations provide synergies from presence in different areas of the telecom market to launch several new services to diversify its portfolio and to have a control on Bharti Airtel Limited © Datamonitor Page 23 . and presence in other related areas of the telecom market. wholesale services. It has a presence in infrastructure. Its enterprise offerings include end-to-end telecom solutions for large enterprise across data. The wholesale services include voice and data services to carrier customers and virtual calling card services in the overseas markets. The company serves retail. broadband and pay TV services. The company is an integrated telecom company with presence in infrastructure. increasing competition in the Indian telecom market may affect its market share in coming years. internet and IPTV. and presence in other related areas of the telecom market. wire line. Strengths Integrated operations Strong brand value Significant strategic partnerships Opportunities Low penetration rates New services Expanding international presence Weaknesses Decreasing ARPU Relatively weak corporate house Threats Increasing competition Regulations Strengths Integrated operations Bharti Airtel (Airtel) is an integrated telecom service provider in India. Over the years. enterprise and customer services. Additionally. The company offers mobile. enterprise and customer services.
Wipro and Tellabs. The company’s strong brand image allows it to launch new services to market and stay distinguished from others. among others. which has enabled it to further enhance and expand telecommunications network in India. giving access to a personal virtual desktop from any computer connected to the internet for Airtel broadband customers. IBM Daksh. afaqs. The agency. It is also associated with Nortel. Firstsource. In 2008. SingTel has an investment in Bharti which is one of SingTel’s largest investments made in the world outside Singapore. the company intends to be the most admired brand in India by 2010. Yahoo. Significant strategic partnerships Airtel has strategic alliances with various leading industry players. and largest private sector telecom player in India. two EFFIES Awards. Furthermore. broadband and TV on a single line. In 2008. Comviva. Email services and other Airtel Live Bharti Airtel Limited © Datamonitor Page 24 . Mphasis. It also has a strategic partnership with Infosys to provide a suite of products. It also has alliances with equipment and technology partners. Strong brand value The company has established a significant brand image. This strategy also made the company the first private telecom service provider to have a presence in all the 23 telecom circles of India. Airtel was selected as the best advertiser for the year 2008 by The Economic Times (Brand Equity). Nokia Siemens Networks and Huawei.Bharti Airtel Limited SWOT Analysis quality of service delivery. It was ranked among the top brand in various categories. Its technology partners include IBM which has been working closely with the company to transform IT systems. Ericsson. including devices. Its equipment partners include Alcatel Lucent. It is the second largest telecom company. For instance. Integrated operations provide a competitive advantage to the company by allowing it to maintain control on quality of services delivery and expand its offerings. It also launched the world’s first Windows based Online Desktop-powered by Microsoft and Nivio. It was also ranked second on the list of the most trusted brand in the country. The company has a long standing strategic alliance with SingTel. Cisco. It also works with globally renowned organizations such as On Mobile. Google and Cellbrum to provide unique customer experience through dedicated call center operations. Music on Demand. Its telephone services and long distance networks equipment partners include Siemens. key business processes and establishing an enterprise integration platform. the company also won multiple industry accolades including four ABBY Awards. selected Airtel as the ‘Buzziest Brand 2008’ and the ‘Brand with the Longest Buzz (three consecutive years)’. Teleperformance. WOW Award for the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon and the Singapore Outdoor Award for Airtel-Rajdhani Express. the company launched triple play services with ‘Airtel digital TV interactive’ providing telephone. Aegis and HTMT for providing application servers and interactive applications to enhance digital lifestyle for its customers. Moreover. experience in the areas of CRBT (caller ring back tone).
Companies being part of a conglomerate group will have synergies in various aspects. its competitors from strong corporate houses that were relatively late entrants into telecom market have been able to capitalize on their recognition to gain market share and growth. the company’s future success in India will depends on its ability to attract new customers and retain existing customers. As a result. Despite having one of the world’s lowest tariffs for local and long distance calls. Strategic partnerships will enhance the company’s ability to introduce new services and compete effectively. the company managed to register revenues growth due to new customer additions. While its weak corporate image did not have a negative effect on the company.Bharti Airtel Limited SWOT Analysis applications. and continues to venture into other fields.02 at the end of December 2009. Weaknesses Decreasing ARPU The company has been experiencing decline in its average revenue per user (ARPU) in India during recent years. However. well established distribution network. lack of which will affect the company’s revenues and profitability. Bharti Enterprises has expanded its presence in other areas such as retail and insurance. As a result.5 at the end of FY2007 to $6. Opportunities Bharti Airtel Limited © Datamonitor Page 25 . Although. Relatively weak corporate house Bharti Enterprises. has a relatively weak corporate house image compared to its major competitors. Bharti Enterprises as a corporate house is relatively weak. It also has a joint venture with Alcatel Lucent for managed services for its broadband and fixed line/ telephone services. Airtel’s ARPU decreased from $7. By contrast. the promoter and major shareholder in Airtel. cooperation between different units and brand recognition. the company continued to decrease its charges in India to cope up with the competition. The company’s relatively weak corporate image will be a competitive disadvantage. Aditya Birla Group (Idea Cellular) and Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (Reliance Communications). Bharti Enterprise is not a conglomerate. its overall revenue growth rate and margins continued to decline. including relationship with various agencies. Despite having a strong brand value for Airtel brand.8 at the end of 2008 and $5. The company’s major competitors are promoted or manly held by large corporate house such as Tata Group (Tata Communications and Tata Teleservices).
besides allowing it to add new customers.91% and broadband penetration of 0. a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dhabi Group and fourth largest mobile operator in Bangladesh. Airtel entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Royal Government of Bhutan to extend fiber connectivity. Low penetration rates signify potential for growth in coming years. it provides significant growth opportunities for Airtel.Bharti Airtel Limited SWOT Analysis Low penetration rates The Indian telecom market is one of the less penetrated markets in the world. such as mobile TV and video calling. broadband and related services segments. New services The company has been introducing various new services in recent times. an internet protocol (IP) TV service combined with telephone and broadband.7 million telecom customers at the end of 2009. Expanding international presence The company has been expanding its presence outside India in recent times through acquisitions and product launches in various countries. The market recorded significant growth in recent times to register about 600.4% at the start of year 2010. This allowed it to surpass the US to become the second largest market in the world after China. In addition. in January 2010. In August 2009. In January 2009. Further. Airtel introduced its triple play service by launching Airtel digital TV interactive. the telecom penetration rate in India was 51. rising income levels and a large young population. The company’s experience in the Indian market and its low cost business model has enabled it to enter various emerging markets. Furthermore. Low penetration rates will allow it to continue its revenue growth in coming years. the company’s leadership position in the Indian telecom market offers it a better chance to upgrade its existing customers to 3G service. such as Sri Lanka. as the country had a low telecom penetration rate of 34% and broadband penetration rate of 0. The company’s new services will allow it to diversify its offerings and tap the growth potential of the market. Bangladesh and Africa. powered by Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 for SMEs. Further. the company acquired a 70% stake in Warid Telecom (Bangladesh). In August 2009. it launched direct-to-home (DTH) TV services. In October 2008. Airtel is the leading player in the Indian telecom market. in India. Airtel will be able to launch its 3G services in near term to offer a range of high bandwidth mobile services. As a result. As part of this initiative. The Indian market has low penetrations rates in the mobile. it launched corporate mailing solution. digital TV. The growth in this market is being driven by increasing urbanization.73%. Additionally.1% at the end of 2009 with a wireless penetration rate of 47. The government of India is targeting 1 billion telecom customers by 2015 and 20 million broadband customers by 2010. Bharti Airtel Limited © Datamonitor Page 26 . Warid Telecom (Bangladesh) became Airtel’s second major activity outside India after Sri Lanka. as well as allow it to increase its ARPU. it also created a terrestrial cable network for Bhutan. the company won 3G spectrum in 13 circles in an auction held by the Indian government and concluded in May 2010. Airtel entered the Sri Lankan market for telecom services in January 2009. Airtel Hosted mail.
Further. Niger. Bharti Airtel Limited © Datamonitor Page 27 .Bharti Airtel Limited SWOT Analysis the deal will also benefit Airtel due to its proximity from its principal operations in India which are well established with international connectivity and strong infrastructure capabilities. For instance. further increasing the competition. NTT DOCOMO entered the market as TATA DOCOMO through an alliance with Tata Teleservices. International players such as Vodafone and NTT DOCOMO also made a direct entry into the market. besides allowing it to gain economies of scale in the long term. most of these regions have a telecom penetration of less than 50% and broadband penetration of less than 10%. Tanzania. the market has experienced launch of services in new circles by existing players and migration to GSM technology by CDMA players. Further. Furthermore. Additionally. providing significant growth opportunities for Airtel in coming years.airtelcallhome. Reliance Communications extended its services on GSM. Tata Teleservices also launched Virgin Mobile services targeting young generation through a brand franchise agreement with Virgin Group. It also made its overseas prepaid recharge service available online and in over 150 money exchanges in the UAE. The company also launched various products to achieve presence in different countries. Democratic Republic of Congo. in March 2009. Uganda and Zambia. Threats Increasing competition The competition in the Indian telecom market has been increasing in recent time owing to expansion of existing players and entry of new players. Kenya. which operated as Hutch brand. Singapore and Canada. Gabon. a CDMA service provider operation under the brand name Tata Indicom and subsidiary of Tata Communications. Nigeria. in addition to CDMA. and rebranded Hutch to Vodafone. It launched the virtual calling card service in the UK. in December 2008. mobile players are also entering the enterprise business by launching their national and international long distance operations. this acquisition provided Airtel access to telecom markets in 15 countries of Africa including Burkina Faso.7 billion. Sierra Leone. Malawi.com. Chad. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended the entry of mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in India. Through this Airtel becomes the sixth largest in-country integrated telecom operator in the world with a total customer base of approximately 180 million in 18 countries. Airtel continued its acquisition spree by completing the acquisition of Mobile Telecommunications Company/Zain Group’s mobile operations in 15 countries across Africa for an enterprise valuation of $10. Congo Brazzaville. Vodafone acquired a controlling stake in Hutchison Essar. In recent times. at a calling rate of 1 cent per minute in the US on its online calling card service www. Ghana. Additionally. The company’s expanding presence will diversify its operations and enhance its brand image. Madagascar.
Also in March 2009. Regulations The telecom regulations in India have been increasing in recent times. The regulations on communication in India are handled by the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) and TRAI. in March 2009. mainly concentrating on matters related to packages and charges. TRAI released its regulations on quality of service (QoS) for the telecom sector standards for both wireline and wireless services. TRAI has specified that billing complaints should be resolved within a maximum of four weeks. For instance. and compel it to make changes in organization to adapt to new regulations. Bharti Airtel Limited © Datamonitor Page 28 . the benchmark for call drop rates has been revised from less than 3% to less than or equal to 2%.Bharti Airtel Limited SWOT Analysis An increasing competition may affect the company’s market share in coming years. TRAI also released QoS DTH operators. The regulatory changes may affect the company’s revenues. For cellular services. For wireline services. In recent times. there have been significant modifications and additions to regulations.
Idea Cellular Ltd.Bharti Airtel Limited Top Competitors TOP COMPETITORS The following companies are the major competitors of Bharti Airtel Limited Vodafone Group PLC NTT DoCoMo. Tata Teleservices Limited Bharti Airtel Limited © Datamonitor Page 29 . Inc. Reliance Communications Ltd Tata Communications Limited Virgin Mobile Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) Aircel Limited Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.
Bharti Airtel Limited © Datamonitor Page 30 . As a first step towards pursuing our international aspirations. The statement has been taken from the company’s 2009 annual report. However. The history of your Company is marked with some memorable years. leverage scale and build the cost synergies of ‘One Airtel’. The government has already formulated guidelines for the auction of 3G spectrum and your Company will be bidding for allocation of additional spectrum when the process is finalized. The runaway success of the launch has justified our conviction that the Airtel business model can be effectively and profitably replicated in other countries. we have undertaken key apex-level organisational changes in order to manage future growth opportunities. I am happy to note that an increasing number of our employees are participating in this programme. enter and significantly influence market dynamics. with 100 million customers. I believe our management team has the leadership capability to take Bharti Airtel to the next level. In the near future India is likely to witness plenty of action as new players and new technologies. but still robust and remarkable in comparison. The telecom sector continues to play an important part in the Indian growth story. Employees have always been at the centre of our endeavour. such as the joint venture with IFFCO. With our country-wide network and targeted initiatives. The Bharti group has established Bharti Foundation. Bharti Airtel touches millions of lives in positive ways. India experienced a relative slowdown but remained a rare oasis of growth. We remain eager to keep changing lives. Our 6. both through financial contributions and volunteering. Even as major economies around the world grappled with a severe recession. I would like to express my appreciation for their continuous commitment to our success. in unprecedented ways. including 3G.000 children.Bharti Airtel Limited Company View COMPANY VIEW A statement by Sunil Bharti Mittal. is eminently placed to leverage the benefits of the strong customer trust that we have been able to build. even beyond the domain of our business. Chairman and Managing Director of Bharti Airtel is given below. We are determined to pursue our international strategy going forward. In the course of running its business. Your Company. the past year was. During the course of the year. The Foundation is well on its way toward realising its goal of schooling 100. Our focus on spreading the benefits of telecommunications in rural India has yielded particularly gratifying results. we commenced operations in Sri Lanka. The addition of new services such as DTH and IPTV will ensure Airtel retains and further strengthens its brand leadership. we are touching and transforming the lives of people and making a positive impact across rural India. which is focused on providing quality education to underprivileged children in rural India. transformational in many respects.5% GDP growth in 2008-09 is the slowest since 2003. 3G technology has data capability and will play an important role in bridging the digital divide by taking wireless broadband to even the remotest corners of the country. without a doubt.
At the same time I welcome our new members Craig Ehrlich.Bharti Airtel Limited Company View Francis Heng and Kurt Hellstrom have retired from Bharti Airtel’s Board. I thank them for their valuable counsel and guidance during their tenure. Nikesh Arora and Quah Kung Yang who have joined as non-executive directors. Bharti Airtel Limited © Datamonitor Page 31 . I am also delighted to inform you that Manoj Kohli has joined the Board as executive director.
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