Affordability, innovation and community engagement are the three pillars of success for Airtel International which owns and operates mobile communications networks across 16 markets in Africa.
Airtel International is part of Bharti Airtel which has more than 200 million customers globally and, since it acquired Zain’s African businesses in June 2010, has become the fifth largest telecoms company in the world.
In Africa, Airtel has over 40 million customers and aims to attract more than 100 million customers across the continent by 2012. It will achieve this through fulfilling its vision of making telephony available and affordable for everyone across Africa, even in the most remote areas which are at present disconnected from the world.
Airtel is a progressive company that has changed the game in global mobile communications by pioneering a managed services outsourcing model and partnering with leading global technology vendors like IBM and Ericsson. These partnerships ensure that Airtel delivers consistently excellent customer services and its networks feature the latest generation technologies.
Making a difference
The company is also laying the foundation for the introduction of 3G HSPA wireless broadband as it believes that access to content should be a right – not a privilege. Mobile broadband is a catalyst for economic growth and development and many of its customers will have an online experience for the first time in their lives – providing access to services being used in the education, banking and healthcare sectors. Airtel is a company that is looking beyond voice and data to converged digital services. Our operations teams across the continent are empowered to think fresh and deliver more in one of the world’s most exciting and fast moving industry sectors that delivers real benefits to spur economic growth in Africa.
Our work culture and values
A hallmark of our people culture is ‘Professional-Entrepreneur (P-E) Balance’ orientation of a professional. Our people combine the passion and risk taking ability of an entrepreneur with the balance and process of a manager. At the foundation of all that we do is a very strong values framework that acts as a set of guiding principles for the organization. Our values encompass Entrepreneurship, Respect for All, Passion for Performance, Teamwork and Building collaborative Partnerships.