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    Bharti Airtel welcomes Vodafone’s acquisition of Hutch Essar
    -   Signs a comprehensive MoU on a range of significant areas including infrastructure sharing of around 70,000 towers, roaming and long distance services -

     

    • Significant range of infrastructure sharing including sharing of 70,000 towers.
    • Bharti Airtel will be preferred vendor of Vodafone for NLD, ILD and leased line services.
    • Vodafone will give 50% of its in-bound roaming traffic to Bharti Airtel for three years.

     

    New Delhi, February 12, 2007: In continuation of its strong relationship, Bharti Airtel Ltd. and Vodafone have entered into a comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a range of significant areas including infrastructure sharing, roaming and long distance services.

    Bharti Airtel will be preferred vendor of Vodafone for NLD, ILD and leased line services. Vodafone will also give 50% of its in-bound international roaming traffic to Bharti Airtel for three years. The two companies will also work on a comprehensive range of significant infrastructure sharing options including around 70,000 towers in India, enabling rapid network expansion to connect sub urban and rural areas across India.


    Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman and Managing Director, Bharti Airtel Limited, said “We are pleased to welcome Vodafone and congratulate them on their Hutch acquisition. Today, the Indian telecom sector is one of the most sought after in the world and the bid is a strong endorsement of the government policy to promote the telecom sector.”


    “Bharti and Vodafone have enjoyed a very fruitful partnership and both companies will work with the industry towards connecting millions of people across India.”

     

    About Bharti Airtel Limited:



    Bharti Airtel Limited is one of India’s leading private sector providers of telecommunications services with an aggregate of 35.51 million customers as of end of January‘07, consisting of 33.73 million mobile customers. Bharti Airtel has been rated among 10 best performing companies in the world in the BusinessWeek IT 100 list.

    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 39,000 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