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Bharti Airtel named fourth largest mobile operator globally

22 Oct 2012 13:23
Bharti Airtel, a telecommunications service provider with operations in 20 countries across South Asia and Africa is reported to have moved up one notch in the world wide ranking to be the fourth largest mobile operator in the world in terms of subscribers.
Top five operators globally:

OperatorConnections (millions)*YoY Growth, connections
China Mobile683.0811%
Vodafone Group386.885%
America Movil Group251.837%
Bharti Airtel250.0413%
Telefonica Group243.517%

(Source: Wirelessintelligence.com)
*Connections are aggregated as the sum of each group's subsidiaries where a minimum of 50 % plus one share economic interest is held.

At the end of the quarter ended June 2012, the company had over 250 million mobile subscribers across its operations, representing 13% Y-o-Y growth.

Bharti Airtel had become the fifth largest mobile operator in the world following its acquisition of Zain Group's mobile operations across 15 African nations in June 2010.
    
 
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