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    Airtel brings world-class Broadband & Telephone services to Jaipur


    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