News from February 2011

Bharti Infratel bags GSMA award

Thursday, 17th February 2011

17th February 2011 – Bharti group companies Bharti Infratel and Airtel Africa have won GSMA award at World Mobile Congress in Barcelona.

Telecom passive infrastructure provider Bharti Infratel has won Green Mobile Award for its P7 GreenTowers project. The initiative is energy management programme and is a combination of seven energy efficiency sub-projects.

It aims at reducing dependence on conventional sources of energy by adopting cleaner technologies for power generation and energy efficiency to mitigate green house gas emissions, while providing connectivity uptime service to telecom operators’ tower sites.

“It is a matter of great pride for us to be recognised for our efforts in adopting cleaner technologies and increasing efficiency for our tower operations. This award is testimony to our focus on innovation, uncompromising standards and business excellence,” said Devender Singh Rawat, chief executive officer, Bharti Infratel.

Another award that came in to Bharti’s account was for Airtel card. This virtual card was launched by the company for Airtel Africa subscribers in association with Standard Chartered and MasterCard. The card allows Airtel Africa customers to make online purchases from MasterCard merchants. Airtel card won GSMA award for Best Mobile Money Product or Solution in Best Mobile Business and Enterprise category of the award.