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    Airtel pioneers 16 Mbps Broadband in India

    Offers fastest wireline broadband on DSL in the country
    Tariff Plans at Rs. 2999 and Rs. 4999 with data transfer limits of 20 GB and 50 GB respectively
       

    New Delhi, April 6, 2009: Bharti Airtel, India's leading integrated telecom services provider, has pioneered 16 Mbps broadband – the fastest wireline broadband on DSL in the country. This service, powered by Airtel’s Carrier Ethernet Network, will be initially available in the cities of Delhi NCR, Chennai and Bangalore with phased roll-out to additional cities of Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai and Kolkata.

    Announcing the launch of the service, Mr. K Srinivas, Joint President, Telemedia Services, Bharti Airtel said, “Airtel has constantly strived to innovate and deliver high quality products to its broadband customers. We are the leading private broadband service provider in the country and pioneered 8 Mbps broadband. It gives us great pleasure now to be able to introduce the fastest, wired broadband service on DSL. We will be able to offer 16 Mbps broadband to 70% of the households in the 3 cities of Delhi NCR, Chennai and Bangalore.”

    Airtel delivers its broadband service to customers through a fibre backbone of Carrier Ethernet Network with last mile delivery on copper using ADSL2+ technology. This technology enables ultra high-speed broadband which is scalable and affordable. Airtel is the leading private broadband service provider in the country offering its services across 95 cities in the country with approximately 9.92 lakh broadband customers as on December 31, 2008.

    Customers can gain access to 16 Mbps broadband by choosing from 2 Tariff Plans –

    A. Speed Combo 2999 - receive 16 Mbps broadband speed with monthly data transfer limit of 20 GB alongwith a fixed line connection at Rs. 2999 per month,

    B. Speed Combo 4999 – receive 16 Mbps broadband speed with monthly data transfer limit of 50 GB alongwith a fixed line connection at Rs. 4999 per month,

    For further details, please visit us at www.airtel.in or call us at 1800-103-0121

    About Bharti Airtel Limited:

    Bharti Airtel Limited, a group company of Bharti Enterprises, is Asia’s leading integrated telecom services provider with operations in India and Sri Lanka and an aggregate of 93.8 million customers as of end of February 2009, consisting of 91.11 million mobile customers. Bharti Airtel Limited has been voted as India's most innovative company, in a survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal.


    Bharti Airtel is structured into three strategic business units - Mobile services, Telemedia services and Enterprise services. The mobile business offers services in India and Sri Lanka. The Telemedia business provides broadband and telephone services in 95 cities, DTH services and has recently forayed into the IPTV services. The Enterprise business provides end-to-end telecom solutions to corporate customers and national and 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 90,205 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/