“Our philanthropic arm Bharti Foundation through its school programme is now reaching out to nearly 52,000 rural school students through 254 Satya Bharti Schools, 334 Learning Centres and other Quality Support initiatives in India.
The year also witnessed the expansion of our philanthropic portfolio with the launch of Satya Bharti Abhiyan, a rural sanitation initiative, involving a total outlay of up to Rs 1,000 Mn. In Africa, in addition to the ‘Adopt a School’ Programme, which is now catering to over 24,000 students, our subsidiaries worked closely with Governments and NGOs to help curb the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in different countries.
Internet is fast becoming an all pervasive element in our lives, impacting every conceivable area of activity – commerce, banking, entertainment, education, health and governance, among others. Rapid proliferation of internet application based business entities have been the primary driving force of this change.
Telecom is clearly morphing into a datacentric future, which is destined to throw up its unique set of opportunities and challenges.”
– Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman, Bharti Airtel Limited
Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 4 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company’s product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed DSL broadband, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G, 4G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 324 million customers across its operations at the end of March 2015.
(The above quote is a part of Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman, Bharti Airtel Limited statement to shareowners published in Comapny’s Annual Report 2014-15. Full statement can be accessed at Bharti Airtel Limited Annual Report 2014-15)