Over 324 Mn people repose their trust in our brand everyday across Asia and Africa. These continents have vast potential with huge aspirational population, growing economic strength and demographic advantage. India, one of Asia's major economies, has 73% mobile penetration while that of Africa is 63%, leaving significant headroom for growth. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh also have considerable opportunities for market penetration.
Our people strengthen the differentiation of our brand. They are curious to learn, drive innovation and willing to seek new opportunities to anticipate and lead change.
We are catering to a diverse customer cross-section across geographies, providing a range of solutions and emerging as an end-to-end global telecom company.
We are well positioned to capture future growth through strong spectrum position, wide network and brand recall. India, Africa and South Asia (Sri Lanka and Bangladesh) are witnessing some of the fastest growth rates in the data segment globally.
During the year, we met our long-term funding requirements through a strategic mix of debt and equity. We have received an investment commitment of up to USD 2.5 Bn from China Development Bank and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, enabling us to fulfil our digital commitments in the regions of our presence.
We are also achieving high operating efficiencies and strengthening our war on waste by developing a prudent cost structure across geographies.