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Bharti Airtel restricted (commonly shortened to Airtel ANd unreal airtel) is an Indian world

telecommunications services company primarily based in Indian capital, India. It operates in twenty
countries across South Asia and Africa. Airtel provides GSM, 3G, 4G LTE and VoLTE mobile services,
fastened line broadband and voice services relying upon the country of operation. Airtel had additionally
extended its VoLTE technology across eight telecommunication circles particularly urban center,
geographic region and province, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, province & Telangana,
Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Kolkata, Kerala and Odisha in Asian country and will roll out the technology in
rest circles by finish of August 2020. it's the most important mobile network operator in Asian country
and also the third largest within the world with over 429 million subscribers. Airtel was named India's
second Most worthy whole within the initial ever Brandz ranking by Millward Brown and WPP plc.

Airtel is attributable with pioneering the business strategy of outsourcing all of its business operations
except selling, sales and finance and building the 'minutes factory' model of low value and high volumes.
The strategy has since been adopted by many operators. Airtel's instrumentation is provided and
maintained by Ericsson, Huawei, and Nokia Solutions and Networks whereas IT support is provided by
IBM. The transmission towers are maintained by subsidiaries and venture corporations of Bharti
together with Bharti Infratel and Indus Towers in Asian country. Ericsson in agreement for the primary
time to be paid by the minute for installation and maintenance of their instrumentation instead of being
paid up front, that allowed Airtel to supply low decision rates of ₹1 (1.5¢ US)/minute.

HISTORY

In 1984, Sunil Mittal started aggregation push-button phones in Asian country, that he earlier won’t to
import from a Taiwan company, Kingtel, replacement the quaint, large rotary phones that were in use
within the country then. Bharti telecommunication restricted (BTL) was incorporated and entered into a
technical traffic congestion with Siemens noble metal of European nation for manufacture of electronic
electrical switch phones. By the first Nineties, Bharti was creating fax machines, conductor phones and
alternative telecommunication gear. He named his initial push-button phones as 'Mitbrau'.

In 1992, he with success bid for one in every of the four-movable network licences auctioned in Asian
country. one in every of the conditions for the metropolis cellular license was that the bidder have some
expertise as a telecommunication operator. So, Mittal tight a manage the French telecommunication
cluster Vivendi. He was one in every of the primary Indian entrepreneurs to spot the mobile
telecommunication business as a significant growth space. His plans were finally approved by the govt.
in 1994 and he launched services in metropolis in 1995, once Bharti Cellular restricted (BCL) was shaped
to supply cellular services below the name AirTel. at intervals a number of years Bharti became the
primary telecommunication company to cross the two million mobile subscriber mark. Bharti
additionally brought down the STD/ISD cellular rates in Asian country below name 'Indiaone'.

In 1999, Bharti Enterprises noninheritable management of JT Holdings, and extended cellular operations
to Mysore and province. In 2000, Bharti noninheritable management of Skycell Communications, in
Chennai. In 2001, the corporate noninheritable management of Spice Cell in city. Bharti Enterprises
went public in 2002, and also the company was listed on Mumbai stock market and National stock
market of Asian country. In 2003, the telephone operations were re-branded below the one Airtel
whole. In 2004, Bharti noninheritable management of Hexacom and entered Rajasthan. In 2005, Bharti
extended its network to Andaman and Nicobar. This growth allowed it to supply voice services all across
Asian country.

Airtel launched "Hello Tunes", a caller ring back tone service (CRBT), in July 2004 changing into to the
primary operator in Asian country to try and do thus. The Airtel theme song, composed by A.R. Rahman,
was the foremost in style tune that year. In could 2008, it emerged that Airtel was exploring the
likelihood of shopping for the MTN cluster, a South Africa-based telecommunications company with
coverage in twenty-one countries in Africa and also the Near East. The monetary Times rumored that
Bharti was considering giving US$45 billion for a 100 percent stake in MTN, which might be the most
important overseas acquisition ever by AN Indian firm. However, each side emphasize the tentative
nature of the talks, whereas the social scientist magazine noted, "If something, Bharti would be
marrying up," as MTN has additional subscribers, higher revenues and broader geographic coverage.
However, the talks fell apart as MTN cluster tried to reverse the negotiations by creating Bharti virtually
a subsidiary of the new company. In could 2009, Bharti Airtel once more confirmed that it had been in
talks with MTN and also the corporations in agreement to debate the potential dealings completely by
thirty one July 2009. Talks eventually terminated while not agreement, some sources stating that this
was thanks to opposition from the South African government.

In 2009, Bharti negotiated for its strategic partner Alcatel-Lucent to manage the network infrastructure
for the fastened line business. Later, Bharti Airtel awarded the three-year contract to Alcatel-Lucent for
fitting a web Protocol access network across the country. this may facilitate customers access net at
quicker speed and high-quality net browsing on mobile handsets.

In 2009, Airtel launched its initial international mobile network in state. In Gregorian calendar month
2010, Bharti noninheritable the African business of Zain telecommunication for $10.7 billion creating it
the most important ever acquisition by AN Indian telecommunication firm. In 2012, Bharti pledged with
Wal-Mart, the U.S. retail big, to begin variety of retail stores across Asian country. In 2014, Bharti
planned to amass Loop Mobile for ₹7 billion (US$100 million), however the deal was known as off later.

Bharti Airtel restricted ("Airtel"), the world's third largest mobile operator with operations in twenty
countries across Asia and Africa, same that its Treasury division has been adjudged as a extremely
recommended winner of the highest Treasury Team (Asia) Awards at the economic expert Asia Awards
2015.

Corporate structure

AIRTEL is attributable with pioneering the business strategy of outsourcing all of its business operations
except selling, sales and finance and building the 'minutes factory' model of low value and high volumes.
The strategy has since been adopted by many operators. AIRTEL's instrumentation is provided and
maintained by Ericsson and Nokia Solutions and Networks whereas IT support is provided by IBM. The
transmission towers ar maintained by subsidiaries and venture corporations of Bharti together with
Bharti Infratel and Indus Towers in Asian country.
Telemedia

Under the Telemedia section, Airtel provides broadband net access through DSL, net hired lines and
MPLS (multiprotocol label switching) solutions, in addition as IPTV and stuck line phonephone services.
till eighteen Sept 2004, Bharti provided fastened line telecommunication and broadband services below
the Touchtel whole. Bharti currently provides all telecommunication services together with fastened line
services below the common whole airtel. As of Sept 2012, Airtel provides Telemedia services to three.3
million customers in eighty-seven cities. As on thirty Nov 2012, Airtel had one.39 million broadband
subscribers.

Airtel Broadband provides broadband and IPTV services. Airtel provides each capped in addition as
unlimited transfer plans. However, Airtel's unlimited plans are subject to free usage policy (FUP), that
reduces speed once the client crosses a precise knowledge usage limit. In most of the plans, Airtel
provides solely 512kbit/s on the far side FUP, that is below the TRAI such limit of 0.5 the subscriber's
original speed. the most speed on the market for home users below the new V-Fiber program is
100MBit/s and with DSL is 16Mbit/s.

In could 2012, Airtel Broadband and a few alternative Indian ISPs quickly blocked file sharing websites
like vimeo.com, megavideo.com, and thepiratebay.se, while not giving any legal data to customers.
Airtel are going to be launching its Vox LTE job service in urban center and urban center.

In Gregorian calendar month 2011 the Economic Times rumored that Telemedia Business was
incorporate with Mobile, DTH and Business in 3 separate components severally.

Digital tv

The Digital tv business provides Direct-to-Home (DTH) TV services across Asian country below the name
Airtel digital TV. It started services on nine Gregorian calendar month 2008 and had concerning seven.9
million customers at the top of Dec 2012.

Mobile knowledge service

Services below mobile knowledge embrace BlackBerry services; a web-enabled mobile email resolution
performing on 'push technology'; a USB electronic equipment that helps in obtaining instant access to
net and company applications; Airtel knowledge Card, that permits accessing the net anytime; simple
Mail, a platform that has access to personal/corporate e-mails freelance of telephone set operational
system; and application services that shorten the queues at the request section, off-load the pressure
on the request workers and convey convenience to the user.
Business

Airtel Business consists mostly of six products: cloud and managed services, digital collection, NLD/ILD
property (VSAT/ MPLS/ IPLC and LAN products), Wi-Fi dongles, voice solutions (like toll free numbers,
TracMate, and automatic media reading) and conferencing solutions (VoIP, audio, video, and net
conferencing) serving business verticals like BFSI, IT/ITeS, producing, cordial reception and government.

Airtel Business, the B2B arm of Bharti Airtel, has extended a primary of its kind dedicated digital
platform to serve the growing property, communication and collaboration necessities of rising
businesses, together with SMEs and startups. The digital platform can provide solutions to rising
enterprises to modify simple business and quicker time to plug.

Android-based pill

Beetel Teletech Ltd., a unit of Bharti Enterprises Ltd., on eighteen August 2011, launched a ₹9,999
(US$150) 7-inch pill in Asian country supported Google INC.'s golem software package. The giving is
meant to capitalise on the expected demand for affordable computing devices within the world's
fastest-growing and second-largest movable market.

International presence

Airtel is that the one in every of the most important mobile operators within the world in terms of
subscriber base and features a business presence in nineteen countries and also the island,

Its space of operations includes:

The Indian Subcontinent:

• Airtel Asian country, in India

• Airtel state, in state

Airtel Africa, that operates in seventeen African countries:

Burkina Faso, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya,
Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, African nation African country African nation,
Tanzania, African nation and Northern Rhodesia.

The British Crown Dependency islands of Jersey and milcher, below the name Airtel-Vodafone, through
AN agreement with Vodafone.

Airtel Asian country

Airtel India, Indian Republic of Asian country Bharat Asian country Asian nation, is that the second
largest supplier once Vodafone plan Ltd of mobile telecommunication and second largest supplier of
fastened telecommunication in India, and is additionally a supplier of broadband and subscription tv
services. It offers its telecommunication services below the airtel whole, and is headed by Sunil Bharti
Mittal.

Africa

Airtel workplace in Dar metallic element Salaam, Tanzania


Airtel Africa could be a subsidiary of Indian telecommunications company Airtel, that operates in
seventeen countries across Africa. It operates a GSM network all told countries, providing 2G or 3G
relying upon the country of operation.
On eight Gregorian calendar month 2010, Bharti Airtel completed the acquisition of mobile operations
in fifteen African countries from Zain, a Kuwaiti operator.
On eleven August 2010, Bharti Airtel declared that it'd acquire telecommunication Seychelles for US$62
million.
On fifteen August 2017, NEWSTAGE declared that Bharti Airtel and Milicom's Tigo in Republic of Ghana
merge to create new company AirtelTigo.
Sale to Orange

On thirteen Gregorian calendar month 2016, Orange and Bharti Airtel International Wednesday inked a
deal which will permit Orange's acquisition of Airtel's operations in land and Sierra Leone. this can bring
down the quantity of nations wherever Airtel operates to eighteen. On nineteen July 2016, Airtel
completed the sale of each these operations to France-based Orange SA.

Bangladesh

Airtel Bangladesh Ltd. was a GSM-based cellular operator in Bangladesh. Airtel was the sixth movable
carrier to enter the Bangladesh market, and originally launched business operations below the name
"Warid Telecom" on ten could 2007. Warid telecommunication International LLC, AN Abu Dhabi–based
syndicate, sold-out a majority seventieth stake within the company to India's Bharti Airtel restricted for
US$300 million.

On sixteen Nov 2016, airtel Bangladesh was incorporate into Robi as a product whole of Robi Axiata,
wherever Robi Axiata restricted is that the retailer of airtel whole in Bangladesh. Robi nowadays could
be a venture between Axiata cluster of Asian nation, Bharti Airtel, of Asian country and NTT Docomo
INC., of Japan. Axiata holds sixty- eight.7% dominant stake within the entity, Bharti holds twenty fifth
whereas the remaining vi.3% is control by NTT Docomo of Japan.

Sri Lanka

Bharti Airtel Lanka (Pvt) Ltd could be a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel restricted. Bharti Airtel has been
featured in Forbes Asia's fabulous fifty list, rated amongst the simplest acting corporations within the
world within the BusinessWeek IT one hundred list 2007, and voted as India's most innovative company
in a very survey by the Wall Street Journal,
Airtel Lanka commenced business operations of services on thirteen Gregorian calendar month 2009.
Granted a licence in 2007 in accordance with the state Telecommunications Act No. 25 of 1991, it's
additionally a registered company below the Board of Investment state. below the license, the
corporate provides digital mobile services to state. this can be comprehensive of voice
telecommunication, voicemail, knowledge services and GSM-based services. All of those services are
provided below the airtel whole.

Channel Islands: Jersey and milcher

On one could 2007, Jersey Airtel and milcher Airtel, each entirely owned subsidiaries of the Bharti
cluster, declared they'd launch mobile services within the Crown Dependency islands of Jersey ANd
milcher below the name Airtel-Vodafone once linguistic communication an agreement with Vodafone.
Airtel-Vodafone operates a 3G network in Jersey and milcher.

Subscriber base

Bharti Airtel has concerning 303.08 million subscribers worldwide—264.58 million in Asian country and
South Asia and fifty.949 million in Africa as of Dec 2011. The numbers embrace mobile services
subscribers in nineteen countries and Indian Telemedia services and Digital services subscribers.

One Network

One Network could be a movable network that permits Airtel customers to use the service in a very
range of nations at an equivalent value as their home network. Customers will place outgoing calls at an
equivalent rate as their native network, and incoming calls are free. As of 2014, the service is out there
in Bangladesh, land, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo national capital, Gabon, Ghana, India,
Kenya, Madagascar, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, and
Northern Rhodesia just for International roamers from Airtel Africa

Acquisitions and mergers

MTN cluster merger negotiations

In could 2008, it emerged that Airtel was exploring the likelihood of shopping for the MTN cluster, a
South Africa-based telecommunications company with operations in twenty one countries in Africa and
also the Near East. The monetary Times rumored that Bharti was considering giving US$45 billion for a
100 percent stake in MTN, which might be the most important overseas acquisition ever by AN Indian
firm. However, each side stressed the tentative nature of the talks. The social scientist magazine noted,
"If something, Bharti would be marrying up", as MTN had additional subscribers, higher revenues and
broader geographic coverage. However, the talks fell apart as MTN cluster tried to reverse the
negotiations by creating Bharti virtually a subsidiary of the new company. In could 2009, Airtel
confirmed that it had been once more in talks with MTN and each corporations in agreement to debate
the potential dealings completely by thirty one July 2009.Airtel same "Bharti Airtel Ltd is happy to
announce that it's revived its effort for a big partnership with MTN Group”. The exclusivity amount was
extended double up to thirty Sept 2009. Talks eventually terminated while not agreement. A solution
was projected wherever the new company would be listed on 2 stock exchanges, one in African country
and one in Asian country. However, dual-listing of corporations isn't allowable by Indian law.

Zain

In Jun 2010, Bharti stricken a deal to shop for Zain's mobile operations in fifteen African countries, in
India's second biggest overseas acquisition once Tata Steel's $13 billion obtain of Corus in 2007. Bharti
Airtel completed its $10.7 billion acquisition of African operations from Kuwaiti firm on eight Gregorian
calendar month 2010, creating Airtel the world's fifth largest wireless carrier by subscriber base. Airtel
has rumored that its revenues for the fourth quarter of 2010 grew by fifty- three to US$3.2 billion
compared to the previous year, freshly noninheritable. Zain Africa division contributed US$911 million
to the entire. However, web profits born by forty first from US$470 million in 2009 to US$291 million
2010 thanks to a US$188 million increase in spectrum charges in Asian country and a rise of US$106
million in debt interest.

Warid Bangladesh and Robi

In 2010, Warid telecommunication sold-out a majority seventy.90% stake within the company to Bharti
Airtel for US$300 million. The Bangladesh Telecommunication restrictive Commission approved the deal
on four Gregorian calendar month 2010.Bharti Airtel restricted took internal control of the corporate
and its board, and rebranded the company's services below its own "airtel" whole from twenty Dec
2010. Warid telecommunication sold-out its remaining half-hour share to Bharti Airtel's Singapore-based
concern Bharti Airtel Holdings Pte restricted in March 2013.

On sixteen Nov 2016, airtel Bangladesh was incorporate into Robi as a product whole of Robi, wherever
Robi Axiata restricted is that the retailer of airtel whole in Bangladesh Robi could be a venture between
Axiata cluster holding sixty- eight.7%, Bharti Airtel holding twenty fifth, and NTT DoCoMo INC. holding
6.3%.

Telecom Seychelles

On eleven August 2010, Bharti Airtel declared that it'd acquire 100 percent stake in telecommunication
Seychelles for US$62 million taking its world presence to nineteen countries. telecommunication
Seychelles began operations in 1998 and operates 3G, Fixed Line, ship to shore services satellite
telecommunication, among worth additional services like VSAT and Gateways for International Traffic
across the Seychelles below the Airtel whole. the corporate has over fifty- seven share of the mobile
market of Seychelles. Airtel declared plans to speculate US$10 million in its fastened and mobile
telecoms network within the Seychelles over 3 years, while additionally collaborating within the
Seychelles geographical area submarine cable (SEAS) project. The US$34 million SEAS project is aimed
toward rising the Seychelles' world property by building a pair of,000 kilometer submarine high-speed
link to Dar metallic element Salaam in Tanzania.
Wireless Business Services non-public restricted

On twenty- four could 2012, Airtel declared AN agreement to amass a forty ninth stake in Wireless
Business Services non-public restricted (WBSPL) at AN investment of ₹9.07 billion (US$130 million).
WBSPL was a venture based by Qualcomm, and control BWA spectrum within the telecommunication
circles of metropolis, Haryana, Kerala and urban center. Qualcomm had spent US$1 billion to amass
BWA spectrum in those four circles. The deal gave Airtel a 4G presence in eighteen circles. On four July
2013, Airtel declared that it had noninheritable an extra a pair of equity share capital (making its stake
51%) all told the four BWA entities of Qualcomm, thereby creating them its subsidiaries. On eighteen
Gregorian calendar month 2013, Airtel declared that it had noninheritable one hundred pc equity shares
of WBSPL for AN unrevealed total, creating it an entirely owned subsidiary.

Augere Wireless

Airtel purchased Augere Wireless Broadband Asian country non-public restricted, a corporation that
owned 4G spectrum within the Chhattisgarh-Madhya Pradesh circle for AN unrevealed total in Dec
2015. The Economic Times calculable Augere's spectrum to be price ₹1.5 billion (US$22 million). On
sixteen Feb 2017, Airtel declared that the merger of Augere Wireless into Bharti Airtel restricted had
been completed.

Telenor Asian country

On a pair of Gregorian calendar month 2017, The Economic Times rumored that Airtel had entered into
discussions with Telenor Asian country to amass the latter. On twenty three Feb 2017, Airtel declared
that it had entered into a definitive agreement to amass Telenor. As a part of the deal, Airtel can acquire
Telenor India's assets and customers all told seven telecommunication circles that the latter operates in
- province, Bihar, geographic region, Gujarat, state (East), state (West) and province. Airtel can gain
forty- three.4 MHz spectrum within the 1800 MHz band from the Telenor acquisition. Business normal
rumored that it had been a no-cash deal, however would value Airtel ₹1,600 large integer over a 10-year
amount thanks to spectrum licence payments.

Tikona 4G spectrum

On twenty three March 2017, Economic Times rumored that Airtel declared that it had noninheritable
Tikona Digital Networks Pvt. Ltd to buy the latter's 4G spectrum for roughly ₹1,600 crore. The deal
additionally includes Tikona's 350 cellular sites in five circles. Tikona had purchased twenty MHz of 4G
spectrum within the pair of,300 MHz band within the 2010 auctions in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, state
(East), state (West) and Rajasthan for ₹1,058 crore. before the deal, Airtel failed to hold any spectrum
within the 2300 MHz band in UP (East), UP (West) and Rajasthan, and control ten MHz every in Gujarat
and Himachal Pradesh.

Tikona was based in 2008 by former Reliance Communications executives Rajesh Tiwari and Prakash
Bajpai. Its alternative investors embrace Emma Goldman Sachs, Oak Capital, IFC and Ever stone Capital.
Tikona can retain its home broadband wireless business. Rajesh Tiwari, one in every of the cofounders of
Tikona, although wanted to place a hand tool within the deal, slapping a legal notice against each the
businesses for not providing details of however the takings are going to be split among shareholders.

Millicom International Cellular SA

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel on twelve Dec 2017 same that it's signed AN agreement with Millicom
International Cellular S.A. to amass one hundred per cent stake in its African nation operation that
operates below the name of Tigo African nation.Bharti Airtel restricted. has entered into a definitive
agreement with Millicom International Cellular S.A. (Millicom) below that Airtel African nation restricted
can acquire one hundred per cent equity interest in Tigo African nation restricted.

Joint ventures and agreements

Airtel-Vodafone

On one could 2007, Jersey Airtel and milcher Airtel, each entirely owned subsidiaries of the Bharti
cluster, declared they'd launch mobile services within the Crown Dependency islands of Jersey ANd
milcher below the name Airtel-Vodafone once linguistic communication an agreement with Vodafone.
Airtel-Vodafone operates a 3G network in Jersey and milcher.

Airtel-Ericsson

In July 2011, Bharti signed a five-year agreement with Ericsson, United Nations agency can manage and
optimize Airtel's mobile networks in Africa. Ericsson can modernize and upgrade Airtel's mobile
networks in Africa with the newest technology together with its multi normal RBS 6000 base station. As
a part of the modernization, Ericsson also will give technology consulting, network designing and
network readying. Ericsson has been the managed services and network technology partner within the
Asian operations.

Rebranding

On eighteen Nov 2010, Airtel rebranded itself in Asian country within the initial part of a world
rebranding strategy. the corporate undraped a replacement emblem with 'airtel' written in graphic
symbol. Designed by London-based whole agency, The whole Union, the new emblem is that the letter
'a' in little, with 'airtel' written in little below the emblem. On twenty three Nov 2010, Airtel's Africa
operations were rebranded to 'airtel'. state followed on twenty eight Nov twenty10 and on 20 Dec 2010,
Warid telecommunication rebranded to 'airtel' in Bangladesh.

Sponsorship

On nine could 2009 Airtel signed a significant manage Manchester United. As a results of the deal Airtel
gets the rights to broadcast the matches vie by the team to its customers.Bharti Airtel signed a five-year
manage ESPN Star Sports to become the title sponsor of the Champions League Twenty20 cricket
tournament. however currently the deal is terminated and Karbonn Mobiles is sponsoring Champions
League Twenty20 cricket.

Airtel, additionally signed a deal to be title sponsor the inaugural Formula One Indian Grand Prix
throughout the 2011 season.

Airtel, signed a deal to be title sponsor the I-League for 2013–14 I-League.

Banking

In collaboration with Kotak Mahindra Bank, Airtel has started Airtel Bank, targeting it mobile customers.

Signature tune

The melody of Airtel consists by Indian musician A. R. Rahman. The tune became massively in style and
is that the world's most downloaded mobile music, with over one hundred fifty million downloads.
Rahman beside Anu leader re-used an equivalent tune a 2004 South Dravidian picture show Love. a
replacement version of the song was free on eighteen Nov 2010, as a part of the rebranding of the
corporate. This version was additionally composed by Rahman.

Green initiative

Green Towers P7 Program

Bharti Infratel is that the solely telecommunication tower company, that has put in virtually three MWT
of star capability on their network, generating over five million units of electricity per annum. The
inexperienced Towers P7 program is scoped for twenty two, tower sites (primarily rural areas having low
or no Grid Power availability) out of that five,500 sites have already been enforced within the initial year
as a locality of this 3-year program. Once completed, the initiative can scale back diesel consumption by
sixty- six million litres each year with a big dioxide reduction of around one hundred fifty,000 MT each
year. Bharti Infratel received the 2011 'Green Mobile Award ' at the GSMA Mobile World Congress at
metropolis and was additionally awarded the 2010 innovative infrastructure company of the year award
at the CNBC Infrastructure Awards for this groundbreaking initiative. Bharti remains the primary
company within the world to introduce the follow of sharing of passive infrastructure by collaborating
with their competition to share mobile towers and to cut back the collective carbon footprint of the
business. This has become a subject matter of case studies in establishments together with the Harvard
graduate school.

Energy conservation

The company has put in star plight generator at its main field in Gurgaon for fulfilling the new water
demand within the eating house. Majority of its facilities across NCR region ar currently equipped with
LES (lighting energy savers) that have reduced energy consumption within the lighting system to the
tune of 10–25%. Variable frequency drives put in within the air handling unit at its field have helped in
enhancing the potency of cooling system by 100 percent. These measures have resulted in a very total
saving of 850,000 units of electricity each year.
Airtel has embarked upon technology connected initiatives like virtualization of servers that has helped
it unleash over five hundred CPUs. Also, the drive of causing e-bills to the post-free customers helps
save twelve,840 trees annually. at intervals its field the 'Secure Print Solution'—an machine-controlled
queue management-based secured printing resolution has LED to AN annualized saving of concerning
eight metric tonnes of paper.

Alternative energy sources like solar power used at 1050 sites saving vi.9 million litres of diesel and
roughly ₹280 million (US$4.1 million).
Energy potency measures like Integrated Power Management Systems and variable speed DC
generators have resulted in reduction within the rate of diesel consumption by one.2 million liters,
resulting in savings of ₹47 million (US$680,000) across 900 sites
Demand facet management like free cooling units rather than air conditioners has been enforced across
3400+ sites, saving consumption of four.1 million litres of diesel.

Controversies

Net neutrality dialogue

In Feb 2014, Gopal Vittal, chief operating officer of Airtel's Asian country operations, same that
corporations giving free electronic communication apps like Skype, Line and WhatsApp ought to be
regulated like telecommunication operators. In August 2014, TRAI rejected a proposal from
telecommunication corporations to create electronic communication application companies share a part
of their revenue with the carriers or the govt. In Nov 2014, TRAI began work if Airtel was implementing
advantageous access by giving special net packs that allowed WhatsApp and Facebook knowledge at
rates that were below its normal knowledge rates. The statements of Chua Sock Koong, cluster chief
operating officer of Singtel and additionally stockholder (32.15%) of Bharti Airtel share similar
statements concerning the Anti-Net Neutrality position.

In Dec 2014, Airtel modified its service terms for 2G and 3G knowledge packs so VoIP knowledge was
excluded from the set quantity of free knowledge. a typical knowledge charge of four paise (0.058¢ US)
per ten computer memory unit for 3G service and ten paise (0.15¢ US) per ten computer memory unit
(more than ₹10,000 (US$150) for 1GB) for 2G service was levied on VoIP knowledge. a number of days
later Airtel declared a separated net pack for VoIP apps, it offered seventy- five MB for ₹75 (US$1.10)
with a validity of twenty- eight days. The TRAI chief Rahul Khullar same that Airtel cannot be control
accountable for violating web neutrality as a result of Asian country has no regulation that demands
web neutrality. Airtel's move visaged criticism on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and
Reddit. Later on, twenty nine Dec 2014, Airtel declared that it'd not be implementing planned changes,
commenting that there have been reports that TRAI would be shortly cathartic a consultation paper on
the difficulty.

In April 2015, Airtel declared the "Airtel Zero" theme. below the theme, app companies can sign a
contract and Airtel can give the apps at no cost to its customers. The reports of Flipkart, AN e-commerce
firm, connexion the "Airtel Zero" theme player negative response. folks began to grant the one-starting
to its app on Google Play. Following the protest Flipkart determined to tug out of Airtel Zero. The e-
commerce big confirmed the news in a political candidate statement, saying, "We are going to be
walking aloof from the continuing discussions with Airtel for his or her platform Airtel Zero.

In Gregorian calendar month 2016, India's telecommunication regulator TRAI counseled imposing a
combined penalty of ₹3,050 large integer (equivalent to ₹31 billion or US$450 million in 2017) on 3
mobile network operators — Vodafone, Bharti Airtel and plan Cellular — for denying interconnection to
Reliance Jio data COMM (Jio), the newest entrant into India’s telecommunication service.

User privacy

In Gregorian calendar month 2015, a code employed by the corporate was suspect of compromising
subscribers' privacy.

eKYC licence suspension

The distinctive Identification Authority of Asian country (UIDAI) suspended Bharti Airtel and Airtel
Payments Bank Limited's licence for eKYC of Aadhar on sixteen Dec 2017, following complaints from
customers that their accounts were being opened while not their consent. Some even received their LPG
subsidies in their Airtel Payment Bank accounts