A brief profile of Airtel, the 3rd largest mobile operator globally

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Airtel the smartphone network

Latest subscriber data from World Cellular Information Service (WCIS) places Bharti Airtel in the number 3 spot of mobile networks globally.

The global top three table looks like this:

1. China Mobile: 626 million subscribers.
2. Vodafone Group (UK): 403 million subscribers.
3. Bharti Airtel (India): 303 million subscribers.

A whopping 75% of Airtel’s subscriber base is from its Indian operation alone. That’s 228 million subscribers.

Airtel began operations in November 1995 in India and has grown to cover 20 countries with a strong footprint in Asia (3 countries) and Africa (17 countries). Airtel Nigeria has over 28 million subscribers and is the country’s 3rd largest mobile operator.

  1. 3rd largest..and 2nd worst service after Glo…now that’s the important stats

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