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    Bharti Airtel recognized as Best Global Wholesale Carrier for 2009 at Telecoms World Awards Middle East
    New Delhi, November 29, 2009 : Bharti Airtel, Asia’s leading integrated telecom services provider has been recognized as the Best Global Wholesale Carrier for 2009 at the Telecoms World Awards Middle East held recently. Telecoms World is one of the flagship annual awards by Terrapinn, one of the leading business media organisations for international telecom carriers and service providers. The citation is recognition of Bharti Airtel's leadership in creating and delivering innovative wholesale solutions for global markets. 

    The independent judging panel of international and regional industry specialists recognized Bharti Airtel for its fresh, flexible approach to global wholesale. The panel commended Bharti Airtel’s innovative strategy of collaborative partnerships that has enabled it to expand its presence across all major cable landing locations in Middle East, over just two quarters. This has made it possible for Bharti Airtel to have capacities on four of the eight cables landing in the region. 

    One of the 11 award categories, the Global Wholesale Carrier category was open to wholesale telecom providers in wireline, fixed wireless, mobile or converged markets. The judging criteria included national, regional, global presence; business focus on growth markets; differentiation in areas such as cost, quality, connectivity, geographical reach, level of service, customer care; retail partner appeal and satisfaction and technology, business innovation. 

    The Awards ceremony attended by top executives from the telecommunications industry recognized and celebrated the companies and individuals with an unparalleled ability to succeed and continually set standards of excellence. 

    About Bharti Airtel Limited: Bharti Airtel Limited, a group company of Bharti Enterprises is among Asia’s leading integrated telecom services providers with operations in India and Sri Lanka. The company has an aggregate of over 115 million customers as of end October 2009, consisting of 113.2 million mobile customers . Bharti Airtel has been ranked among the six best performing technology companies in the world by Business Week.

    Bharti Airtel is structured as four strategic business units - Mobile, Telemedia, Enterprise and Digital TV. The mobile business offers services in India and Sri Lanka. The Telemedia business provides broadband, IPTV and telephone services in 95 Indian cities. The Enterprise business provides end-to-end telecom solutions to corporate customers and national and international long distance services to carriers. The Digital TV business provides Direct-to-Home TV services across India. All these services are provided under the Airtel brand. Airtel’s national high-speed optic fibre network currently spans over 113,326 Rkms covering all the major cities in India. The company has two international landing stations in Chennai and Mumbai, connecting two submarine cable systems - i2i to Singapore and SEA-MEWE-4 to Europe. For more information, visit