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    •  Also wins Wireless Service Provider of the Year award
    Awards in recognition of Bharti Airtel’s innovation, vision, strategy and profitability

    New Delhi, June 08, 2009:  Bharti Airtel, Asia’s leading Integrated Telecom services provider, has won top honours at the 2009 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards. Bharti Airtel was named the Service Provider of the Year and Wireless Service Provider of the Year in the Asia Pacific region for its exemplary performance. The Frost & Sullivan awards seek to recognise companies that have pushed the boundaries of excellence, rising above the competition and demonstrating outstanding performance.
    Mr. Manoj Kohli, CEO & Joint Managing Director, Bharti Airtel, said, “We are delighted to receive these prestigious awards and I thank Frost & Sullivan for this honour. The awards recognise Bharti Airtel’s commitment to technology and business innovation, and globally benchmarked quality of services. It is this commitment that will sustain our next stage of growth as we go deeper into rural areas and bring affordable telecom services to a larger section of the Indian population.”

    Bharti Airtel was chosen through rigorous analysis of players in the ICT markets across the Asia Pacific region by the analyst teams at Frost & Sullivan. The teams conducted detailed research and assessment on market performance of the qualifying companies. The Service Provider of the Year award was given to Bharti Airtel for its exemplary growth and performance in the Asia Pacific region. The evaluation criteria included key achievements, measurement of revenue and revenue growth, technological innovation, regional vision, strategy and profitability.

    The selection of Bharti Airtel for the Wireless Service Provider of the Year was based on the parameters of growth in mobile subscriber base, EBITDA margins, market share and ARPU.

    Bharti Airtel also won three Market Leadership Awards at the 7th edition of Frost & Sullivan ICT Awards announced in 2008. These were in the Large Enterprise Telecom Services, Wholesale Data Services and Mobile Services categories.

    About Bharti Airtel Limited:
    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.airtel.in