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Bharti Airtel

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Public BSE: 532454 NSE: BHARTIARTL Traded as BSE SENSEX Constituent Telecommunications Industry 7 July 1995 Founded Sunil Bharti Mittal Founder(s) Headquarters New Delhi, India South Asia, Africa and the Channel Area served Islands Sunil Bharti Mittal Key people (Chairman and MD) Type Products Revenue Operating income Profit Total assets Total equity Employees Parent Fixed line and mobile telephony, broadband and fixed-line internet services, digital television and IPTV US$ 14.49 billion (2012)[1] US$ 2.097 billion (2012)[1] US$ 863 million (2012)[1] US$ 31.85 billion (2012)[1] US$ 10.82 billion (2012)[1] 21,299 (2012)[1] Bharti Enterprises (52.7%)[2][3] SingTel (15.57%)[2][3] Vodafone (4.4%) Airtel Africa Airtel Digital TV Airtel Sri Lanka Airtel Bangla

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Bharti Airtel Limited, commonly known as Airtel, is an Indian multinational telecommunications services company headquartered at New Delhi, India. It operates in 20 countries across South Asia, Africa and the Channel Islands. Airtel has GSM network in all countries in which it operates, providing 2G, 3G and 4G services depending upon the country

of operation. Airtel is the world's third largest mobile telecommunications company with over 261 million subscribers across 20 countries as of August 2012.[4] It is the largest cellular service provider in India, with 183.61 million subscribers as of November 2012.[5] Airtel is the third largest in-country mobile operator by subscriber base, behind China Mobile and China Unicom. Airtel is the largest provider of mobile telephony and second largest provider of fixed telephony in India, and is also a provider of broadband and subscription television services. It offers its telecom services under the airtel brand, and is headed by Sunil Bharti Mittal. Bharti Airtel is the first Indian telecom service provider to achieve Cisco Gold Certification.[6] It also acts as a carrier for national and international long distance communication services. The company has a submarine cable landing station at Chennai, which connects the submarine cable connecting Chennai and Singapore. Airtel is credited with pioneering the business strategy of outsourcing all of its business operations except marketing, sales and finance and building the 'minutes factory' model of low cost and high volumes. The strategy has since been copied by several operators.[7] Its networkbase stations, microwave links, maintained by Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Network[8] whereas business support is provided by IBM,[9] and transmission towers are maintained by another company (Bharti Infratel Ltd. in India).[10] Ericsson agreed for the first time to be paid by the minute for installation and maintenance of their equipment rather than being paid up front, which allowed Airtel to provide low call rates of 1/minute (US$0.02/minute).[11] During the last financial year (200910), Bharti negotiated for its strategic partner Alcatel-Lucent to manage the network infrastructure for the tele-media business. On 31 May 2012, Bharti Airtel awarded the three-year contract to Alcatel-Lucent for setting up an Internet Protocol access network (mobile backhaul) across the country. This would help consumers access internet at faster speed and high quality internet browsing on mobile handsets.[12]

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Vodafone Group Plc

The Vodafone "speech mark" logo in use since 1997 Public limited company Type LSE: VOD NASDAQ: VOD Traded as Telecommunications Industry Predecessor(s) Racal Telecom (1983 to 1991) 1991 Founded London, United Kingdom
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Newbury, Berkshire, United Kingdom

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Area served Key people Products Revenue Operating income Profit Total assets Total equity Employees Divisions Subsidiaries Website

Worldwide Gerard Kleisterlee (Chairman) Vittorio Colao (CEO) Fixed line and mobile telephony, Internet services, digital television 46.417 billion (2012)[1] 11.187 billion (2012)[1] 6.957 billion (2012)[1] 139.57 billion (2012)[1] 76.935 billion (2012)[1] 86,373 (2012)[1] Vodafone Global Enterprise


Vodafone India, formerly Vodafone Essar and Hutchison Essar, is the second largest mobile network operator in India after Airtel. It is based in Mumbai, Maharashtra and which operates nationally.[1] It has approximately 140.84 million customers as of November 2011.

On July 2011, Vodafone Group agreed terms for the buy-out of its partner Essar from its Indian mobile phone business. The UK firm paid $5.46 billion to its Indian counterpart to take Essar out of its 33% stake in the Indian subsidiary. It will leave Vodafone owning 74% of the Indian business, while the other 26% will be owned by Indian investors, in compliance with Indian law.[2] On 11 February, 2007, Vodafone agreed to acquire the controlling interest of 67% held by Li Ka Shing Holdings in Hutch-Essar for US$11.1 billion, pipping Reliance Communications, Hinduja Group, and Essar Group, which is the owner of the remaining 33%. The whole company was valued at USD 18.8 billion.[3] The transaction closed on 8 May, 2007. It offers both prepaid and postpaid GSM cellular phone coverage throughout India with good presence in the metros. Vodafone India provides 2.75G services based on 900 MHz and 1800 MHz digital GSM technology. Vodafone India launched 3G services in the country in the January-March quarter of 2011 and plans to spend up to $500 million within two years on its 3G networks.[4]

Vodafone Group Plc is a British multinational telecommunications company headquartered in London and with its registered office in Newbury, Berkshire.[2] It is the world's secondlargest mobile telecommunications company measured by both subscribers and 2011 revenues (in each case behind China Mobile), and had 439 million subscribers as of December 2011.[3][4][5] Vodafone owns and operates networks in over 30 countries and has partner networks in over 40 additional countries.[6] Its Vodafone Global Enterprise division provides telecommunications and IT services to corporate clients in over 65 countries. Vodafone also owns 45% of Verizon Wireless, the largest mobile telecommunications company in the United States measured by subscribers.[7][8] Vodafone has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It had a market capitalisation of approximately 89.1 billion as of 6 July 2012, the third-largest of any company listed on the London Stock Exchange.[9] It has a secondary listing on NASDAQ.