Bharti Airtel kick starts in Lanka

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Colombo, Jan 12: Indian telecom giant Bharti Airtel has launched its telecom operations in Sri Lanka on Monday, Jan 12. A whooping amount of Rs 100 million dollar has been commissioned establish a sizeable network in one year and the rest 100 billion dollar will be invested in next three years, the company said.

Speaking on the occasion, group CMD Sunil Bharti Mittal said, "We are delighted at being given this opportunity to serve the people of Sri Lanka and contribute to the growth story of the country". Airtel has also achieved 60 per cent coverage penetration in Sri Lanka on the eve of the launch. Bharti Airtel services is being operated under Bharti Airtel Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.

"It will be Airtel's sincere endeavour to drive affordability in the Sri Lankan market and empower more and more people to experience the benefits of mobile internet and telephony. We are confident that with our experience of serving around 88 million customers, we will make a positive impact on the telecom landscape of Sri Lanka," Mittal said.

Bharti Airtel would be offering both 2G and next generation 3G mobile services along with a host of value added services to the customers. In a year, the company has commissioned a sizeable network and has entered into a three-year managed network deal with Huawei, a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions.

OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

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