Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, including Uganda added 10 million customers across its operations in 17 African countries in less than 12 months to cross 60 million subscribers mark. This was released in a statement by the company which further says that the company hopes to add subscribers on the continent through maintaining a strong focus on rural penetration, innovation and customer responsiveness.
In Uganda Airtel has seen growth with Innovative services such as Airtel 3.75G that is currently arguably the most affordable high speed 3.75G product on Uganda market. Airtel has expanded 3.75G data services across 11 markets and mobile commerce service “Airtel Money” in 15 African markets, Uganda inclusive hence shaking up the competition in the mobile financial services space.
Bharti Airtel with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa now ranks among the top 4 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. Airtel is ranked among BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands list with an overall ranking of 71 and brand value of USD 11.5 billion. Airtel has been ranked ahead of top global brands such as Sony (86), MTN (88),The first African Brand on the list.