Saturday, July 24, 2010

Zain to be known as Bharti Airtel from August

BHARTI, one of the largest mobile companies in the world which has recently acquired the African operations of Zain including Tanzania is set to take over. Zain will change its name to Bharti from August onwards. According to Chief Executive Officer for Bharti International, Manoj Kohli, the new operator would work with Tanzania government to contribute growth of telecom and they are committed to offer affordable services, in small towns and villages of the country as well. According to him, the company will bring its global partners to Tanzania which will result in additional employment opportunities in the country. “As Corporate Social Responsibility, Zain has had a program to set up schools that offer free quality education to underprivileged children in rural areas. “Bharti will also achieve affordability for masses through passing on the benefits of infrastructure sharing and lower interconnect rates to its customers.”
With the successful completion of Zain’s acquisition Bharti Airtel has acquired the operations in: Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia and becomes the fifth largest mobile company in the world with over 180 million customers. The company also operates in 18 countries across Asia and Africa and apart from mobile it also offers fixed line, high speed broadband, IPTV, DTH, turnkey telecom solutions for enterprises and national & international long distance services to carriers.

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