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    airtel Mobitude 2010: The verdict of Indian masses is out!
    • Captures preferences of over 150 million mobile users across the country
    • Includes annual analysis of music, images, video downloads, and data traffic
    • Highlights:
        » Diwali delights India most: Out of total SMS traffic of over 90 billion in the year - more than 1.2 billion SMSes      were exchanged on Diwali
        » 'Munni Badnaam Hui' leads music downloads: While a total of 225 million songs were downloaded in 2010      - Malaika Arora starrer item song from Dabaang peaked full-song music charts
        » Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan rule: Of 25 million images and wallpapers downloaded, both stars scored      numero uno position in respective categories

    New Delhi, December 21, 2010 : Bharti airtel, India's leading global telecommunications company, today released the findings of airtel Mobitude 2010 - the only survey of its kind to map onto mobile phone usage trends across the country. Based on a detailed analysis of data capturing all downloaded content by airtel mobile users in 2010, this survey is compiled at the end of every calendar year - thus bringing out the India’s preferences and favorites across various categories.

    Mr Atul Bindal, President – Mobile Services, Bharti airtel said, "Today, people across India are increasingly relying on the mobile platform as their source of entertainment and information from songs, videos, wallpapers to applications. The findings of airtel Mobitude 2010 are a true manifestation of what appeals to the Indian masses. As the country's largest mobile services provider – we are proud to be a leading an industry connecting millions, bringing alive airtel’s brand proposition of 'closer to what you love' for our customers"

    According to airtel Mobitude 2010 - a whopping 90 billion SMSes were exchanged in India on airtel last year. Interestingly, the maximum number of SMSes exchanged was recorded at 1.2 billion on the auspicious occasion of Diwali (see A). Diwali thus turned out to be India's most celebrated occasion, beating last year's winner - the New Year.

    In the entertainment space - songs from Bollywood movie 'Dabaang' were on the top of the Indian mobile charts with "Munni Badnaam Hui" and "Tere Mast Mast Do Nain" at number one and two (see B) in the full songs downloaded category.

    In Bollywood segments, airtel Mobitude 2010 concluded that Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan ruled in the categories of images downloaded (see C and D). Despite several new entrants in the Bollywood world - Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor were the only new comers to feature among the top 5 categories. Amongst sportstars (Male) - Sachin Tendulkar was clearly India’s favourite, followed by Indian cricket team captain M.S.Dhoni (see E). In the sportstars (Female) Sania Mirza maintained the number one position closely followed by international stars (see F). According to the survey, 25 million images and wallpapers were downloaded by airtel mobile users in the last one year.

    Categories of airtel Mobitude 2010

    A) Most Celebrated occasions
    1. Diwali
    2. Dusshera
    3. Friendship Day
    4. Holi
    5. Valentine's Day
    6. New Years

    B) Top 5 songs
    1. Munni Badnaam Hui
    2. Tere Mast Mast Do Nain
    3. Pee Loon Hoton Ki Sargam
    4. Zor Ka Jhatka
    5. Gal Mithi

    C) Top images downloads: Bollywood divas
    1. Katrina Kaif
    2. Kareena Kapoor
    3. Deepika Padukone
    4. Priyanka Chopra
    5. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

    D) Top images downloads: Bollywood actors
    1. Salman Khan
    2. Shahrukh Khan
    3. Ranbir Kapoor
    4. Akshay Kumar
    5. Shahid Kapoor
    6. Hrithik Roshan

    E) Top images downloads:
    Sports stars (Male)
    1. Sachin Tendulkar
    2. M S Dhoni
    3. Rafael Nadal
    4. Roger Federer
    5. Harbhajan Singh
    6. Sourav Ganguly

    F) Top images downloads: Sports stars (Female)
    1. Sania Mirza
    2. Maria Sharapova
    3. Serena Williams
    4. Ana Ivanovic
    5. Svetlana Kuznetsova

    About Bharti Airtel Limited : Bharti airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa. The company offers mobile voice & data services, fixed line, high speed broadband, IPTV, DTH, turnkey telecom solutions for enterprises and national & international long distance services to carriers. Bharti airtel has been ranked among the six best performing technology companies in the world by BusinessWeek. Bharti airtel has over 202 million customers across its operations at the end of November 2010. To know more visit www.airtel.in