Bharti Airtel Becomes World’s 4th Largest Mobile Operator
According to the Wireless Intelligence ‘Scoreboard’ report, Bharti Airtel has 250 million mobile subscribers across its operations by the end of June 2012. Bharti Airtel took over Telefonica Group with a growth of 13 percent over the year.
Bharti Airtel has operations in 20 countries across South Asia and Africa with a subscriber base of 250 million.
According to a PTI report, China Mobile continues to be at the top spot with 683.08 million connections, followed by Vodafone Group (386.88 million) and America Movil Group (251.83 million). Bharti Airtel (250.04) and Telefonica Group (243.51) are at fourth and fifth position, respectively.
The research report also listed three other Indian operators in the top 20 mobile operators with Reliance coming in 8th position having a subscriber base close to 155 million, followed by IdeaCellular in 14th position with 117 million subscribers and then BSNL in the 20th position with 98 million mobile subscribers.