Airtel is a name that connects India with millions of people all over the world with millions of people in India. Today, this telecom giant is amongst the most trusted telecommunication brands in the world. The company’s modest journey from a regional operator limited to the city of Delhi to second largest mobile operator in the Asia Pacific region is nothing short of inspiring.
From the humble beginnings in the Indian telecom industry in 1986; Airtel has its roots in Bharti Telecom Limited. Founded in 1986 by Sunil Bharti Mittal, the company was the first in India to offer push button telephones, when the rest of the country was still using rotary phones.
The first partnership they had was with Siemens AG of Germany, and they started making push-button landlines in India rather than importing it from Taiwan, as it used to be before.