Airtel is now the world’s third largest mobile operator

While Airtel has been expanding rapidly, the company has now become the third largest mobile operator in the world.


Bharti Airtel has announced that it has become the third largest mobile operator in the world in terms of subscribers. As per the ranking from World Cellular Information Service (WCIS), Airtel is now third after China Mobile and Vodafone Group. Bharti Airtel is currently into various operations which include mobile, fixed line & DSL and DTH services.

Currently Airtel boasts of providing service to over 1.85 billion people in 20 countries globally. The operator handled over 1.23 trillion minutes of calls and over 333 petabytes of data in FY 2014-15. The company is also one of the first to offer 4G LTE services in over 30 cities across India.

Speaking about the achievement, Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman, Bharti Airtel, said, “This is a major landmark in the journey of Airtel and underlines the strength of our business model and our brand that is loved by customers across 20 countries. Today, we seamlessly manage global scale operations in diverse geographies and deliver the same world-class services to each customers, this perhaps is one of our biggest achievements. I want to thank our employees and our business partners for supporting us through this exciting journey and with the mobile internet play about to happen in the developing world, things will only get brighter from here on.”