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    Wins Market Leadership awards in the ‘Large Enterprise Telecom Services’, ‘Wholesale Data Services’ and ‘Mobile Services’ categories

    New Delhi, December 24, 2008: Bharti Airtel, India's leading integrated telecom services provider has won top honours at the 7 th edition of the Frost & Sullivan ICT awards 2008. Bharti Airtel won three Market Leadership Awards in the Large Enterprise Telecom Services, Wholesale Data Services and Mobile Services categories under the Telecom Services category-one of the six major award categories.

    The award ceremony was well attended by all industry stake holders. The other 5 major categories at the Frost & Sullivan ICT Awards 2008 were Enterprise Communication, Conferencing, Telecom Services, IT Security, IT Services and Contact Center Applications.

    Frost & Sullivan India ICT Awards are amongst the most recognized and respected awards in the Indian ICT industry. They are presented to companies that demonstrate best practices in their industry, commending the diligence, commitment and innovative business strategies required to advance in the global marketplace. The awards seek to recognize companies that have pushed the boundaries of excellence - rising above the competition and demonstrating outstanding performance across India.

    Award recipients for each category are chosen based on detailed research and rigorous analysis by the analyst team at Frost & Sullivan, tracking various ICT markets on a regular basis.

    About Bharti Airtel Limited:

    Bharti Airtel Limited, a group company of Bharti Enterprises, is India’s leading integrated telecom services provider with an aggregate of over 85.5 million customers as of end of November 2008, consisting of 82.92 million mobile 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 provides mobile & fixed wireless services using GSM technology across 23 telecom circles. The Telemedia business provides broadband & telephone services in 95 cities, DTH services and is foraying into the IPTV segment. The Enterprise business provides 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 83,000 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