''This landmark has catapulted Bharti Airtel into the club of top mobile operators in the world in terms of subscriber base. The 60 million customer base covers mobile as well as fixed line and broadband customers,'' a company statement said. ''This is a major milestone in our journey towards the 100 million customer mark and gives the company a truly global scale.
Over the last few months, we have recorded phenomenal customer growth. We are fully committed to taking our network deeper into rural India,'' said Bharti Airtel President and CEO Manoj Kohli.
Bharti Airtel is amongst the fastest growing telecom companies in the world. It had crossed the 50 million customer mark in October last year.
The country's GSM subscriber base has grown 3.60 per cent to 178.4 million users, adding 61.95 lakh customers in January 2008 with Bharti Airtel adding 22.5 lakh customers compared to 22 lakh customers in December 2007.