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    Airtel Introduces India to ‘Free Broadband’ with the Freedom 550 Plan
    • At only Rs. 550 per month, Plan offers ‘free broadband’ connection @ 512 kbps with  free monthly download limit  of 550 MB
    • Plan also extends  free call value of Rs. 550 per month


    New Delhi, July 24, 2007: Airtel Broadband & Telephone Services (Airtel B&TS), India’s largest private broadband and telephone service provider, today announced the launch of the ‘Freedom 550’ Plan, which is a fixed line plan with a bundled offer of a ‘free broadband’ connection. 

    The ‘Freedom 550’ plan comes with a ‘free broadband’ internet connection at a speed of upto 512 kbps with a free download limit of 550 MB per month. In addition, the customer will receive free call value of Rs. 550 per month. The ‘Freedom 550’ Plan also offers customers the benefit of true online service with e-bills, e-payment options and online customer care support.

    Announcing the launch of the plan, Mr. Atul Bindal, President, Airtel Broadband & Telephone Servicessaid, "“We believe the broadband market in India is ready to take off and we will lead this growth story. Our focus is on increasing broadband uptake with our world-class service, content rich broadband offerings and strategic alliances. With the Freedom 550 Plan, we have become the first ever telecom operator in the country to offer ‘free broadband’ access. With this, and our other initiatives for customers, we are seeking to accelerate the penetration of broadband services in the country.’ 

    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 44.67 million customers as of end of June 2007, consisting of 42.70 million mobile customers. Bharti Airtel has been rated among the best performing companies in the world in the BusinessWeek IT 100 list 2007.

    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 40,000 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