The 2G scam did hit the Indian mobile industry hard, but nevertheless the mobile growth chart has maintained to climb up with a comfortable pace. And one particular operator has maintained pretty impressive numbers, if the Wireless Intelligence report is anything to go by. Bharti Airtel, says the report, is the world’s fourth largest telecom operator having a subscriber base of 250.04 million. With an Year-on-Year growth of 13%, the company went up a position from last year and has generated nearly $3 billion in mobile business revenues.
And Airtel’s not the lone Indian company featured on the list. Reliance Communications finds itself at #8, with a subscriber base of 154.6 million, Birla Group’s Idea Cellular is at #14 with a subscriber base of 117 million, and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is at #20 with 98.28 million subscribers.
The first three in the list are all from China, with China Mobile enjoying the top spot.