Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced that it has crossed the 5 million customers mark in Bangladesh – becoming the fastest growing mobile services operator in the country.

With this, Airtel Bangladesh will continue to strengthen its network reach in the country and stay committed towards contributing to the growth of telecom in Bangladesh through affordable services. In January 2010, Bharti had acquired 70 percent stake in Warid Telecom and subsequently launched brand Airtel in Bangladesh in December 2010.

Airtel Bangladesh also announced that it has added 160 new towns to its network spread, which now penetrates to a total of 2100 plus towns across the country. With 2220 BTS sites currently present in Bangladesh, Airtel plans on extending its coverage to reach 72% of the country’s population by December 2011. With a target of setting up 600 additional service centres in Bangladesh by March 2012 timeframe, Airtel plans to further strengthen the presence of its support services for customers.

With a focus towards offering life enriching services for customers, Airtel Bangladesh recently launched ‘Airtel Live’ WAP portal that offers rich multimedia content like games, videos and pictures. In addition to 20,000 plus applications that are currently available on Airtel App Central for customers in Bangladesh, Airtel currently also offers several other exciting VAS offerings including ‘Gaan Bolo, Gaan Pao’, cricket caller tunes and classified services.

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