New Delhi, Sunday, July 1, 2007: Bharti Airtel, India’s leading telecom service provider, has been ranked 3rd globally for best returns to the shareholders by the BusinessWeek Magazine in ‘The Infotech 100’ list. The BusinessWeek IT 100 list is an annual ranking of best performing technology companies across the globe. The companies featured in the BusinessWeek IT 100 ranking were selected from 28000 listed companies worldwide.
Bharti Airtel is the only Indian company to be featured among the top ten companies worldwide that have offered the best returns. Other companies featured in the 'Best returns' list include Apple at 7th and Amazon at 8th position.
Mr. Manoj Kohli, President & CEO, Bharti Airtel Limited said, " It’s a proud moment for all of us at Bharti to be featured among the best companies in the world. This recognition is a testimony to the shareholders’ value created by the company. It also reinforces our relentless pursuit to create a world-class organisation by providing the best in class products and services. This has been made possible by the committed efforts of the entire team at Bharti Airtel."
With an overall ranking of 14, Bharti Airtel is also the only Indian company to be featured in the overall top 20 companies list ahead of Accenture (16) Nokia (17), Google (19) and Cisco (20).
About Bharti Airtel Limited:
Bharti Airtel Limited, a group company of Bharti Enterprises, is one of India’s leading private sector providers of telecommunications services with an aggregate of 42.68 million customers as of end of May 31‘07, consisting of 40.74 million mobile customers. Bharti Airtel has been rated among 10 best performing companies in the world in the BusinessWeek IT 100 list 2006.
Bharti Airtel is structured into three strategic business units - Mobile services, Broadband & Telephone (B&T) services and Enterprise services. The mobile business provides mobile & fixed wireless services using GSM technology across 23 telecom circles. The B&T business provides broadband & telephone services in 94 cities. The Enterprise services provide end-to-end telecom solutions to corporate customers and national & 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 40,000 kms 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