To drive broadband penetration with exciting deals on PCs and Laptops and offer a complete broadband experience to customers
Wide range of voice and broadband plans to offer best in class value to consumers
Strategic alliance with HCL to offer Airtel broadband with PCs.
Existing Airtel landline customers to get special prices on HCL Laptops and PCs
Broadband speeds of upto 2 Mbps coupled with rich content such as music downloads and online gaming
Jaipur, April 20, 2007: Airtel Broadband & Telephone Services, India's largest private broadband and telephone service provider, today completed the first phase of rollout of its network in Jaipur. The Pink City will now form part of Airtel's network of broadband and telephone services in 94 cities across the country with over 1.88 million customers.
The Company will offer world-class fixed line and broadband services to customers in Jaipur with a variety of plans to choose from. As an endeavour to further promote broadband penetration in the city, Airtel announced a strategic alliance with HCL – wherein a Airtel broadband connection will be offered with every HCL PC. Existing Airtel landline customers buying HCL PCs will also be given a special price on the fastest selling models of HCL PCs, starting from Rs. 19,000 for a desktop and Rs. 29,000 for a laptop
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Manoj Kohli, President & CEO, Bharti Airtel Limited said, "The Government of India has declared 2007 as the year of broadband and it will be our endeavour to increase broadband penetration in the country and bring world-class services to our customers. In line with our strategy of focusing on key markets for growth, we believe that Jaipur is one of the main cities with huge potential for socio-economic development and Airtel will be a catalyst in facilitating business, educational and cultural exchanges."
Added Mr. Atul Bindal, President, Airtel Broadband & Telephone Services, "At Airtel, our focus is on providing 'More Value' to our customers. We believe in providing world-class services that offer a rich broadband and telephony experience to our customers. It is also our endeavour to enable customers to 'Do More' with the same telephone connection. We are very happy to introduce these initiatives in Jaipur, which are aimed at driving the PC and broadband penetration further."
Airtel will offer broadband speeds of upto 2 Mbps to its customers in Jaipur. The Company also offers its broadband customers a variety of content services such as Games on Demand, music@ease, InTouch and Online Test Preparation packs. Games on Demand in an exciting online gaming service that enables customers to enjoy unlimited access to blockbuster games through the Airtel Broadband Consumer Portal, for just Rs 199 per month. With music@ease Airtel broadband customers can download high quality full digital tracks at affordable prices. InTouch is a Video Postcard service allows customers to send video messages to their loved ones. Online Test packs from Airtel offer customers online competitive tests for GRE, GMAT, SAT and MBA.
About Bharti Airtel Limited:
Bharti Airtel Limited, a group company of Bharti Enterprises, is one of India's leading private sector providers of telecommunications services with an aggregate of 39.02 million customers as of end of March'07, consisting of 37.14 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