Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications service provider with operations in 20 countries across South Asia and Africa moved up one notch in the world wide ranking to be the fourth largest mobile operator in the world in terms of subscribers.
According to Wireless Intelligence ‘Scoreboard’ China Mobile is continue the top spot with 683.08 million connections, followed by Vodafone Group with 386.88 million).
Besides Airtel and Vodafone, Indian telecom operators in the report Reliance Communications (RCOM), Idea Cellular and BSNL at 8th, 14th and 20th position, respectively.
Foreign telecom firms Telenor and Sistema who also having mobile services in India with a subsidiary companies MTS India and Uninor were at the 9th and 15th position, respectively.
India's Bharti Airtel had become the fifth largest mobile operator in the world following its acquisition of Zain Group’s mobile operations across 15 African nations in June 2010.