Aircel is India’s fifth largest and fastest growing GSM mobile service provider with a subscriber base of 65.1 million. Aircel is a pan India operator with a presence across 23 circles. The company offers voice & data services ranging from postpaid and prepaid plans, 2G and 3G services, Broadband Wireless Access (BWA), Long Term Evolution (LTE) to Value-Added-Services (VAS). In addition to providing premium internet access solutions to facilitate data intensive live streaming applications, the company has also paved the way to be amongst the first to offer 3G and 4G LTE services to customers.
Aircel successfully bid for 3G licenses/ spectrum in 13 states, (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kolkata, Kerala, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh (East), West Bengal, Jammu & Kashmir, Bihar, Orissa, Assam and North East), with BWA licenses/ spectrum also obtained in 8 of these states. Aircel’s 3G rollout has been the fastest roll out ever in the Indian Telecom Space. Aircel Is optimistic about the data bundling in its key markets. Tamil Nadu, being the strongest circle with spectrum in 900MHz, 3G and BWA and in incumbent circles where the company is strong in voice, will now start adding data bundles.
In 2006, Aircel was acquired by Malaysia’s biggest integrated communications service provider Maxis (Maxis Communication Berhard) and is a joint venture with Sindya Securities & Investments Pvt Ltd - Maxis holds 74% equity in the company.
Aircel has positioned itself as a data led telecom player with a focus on young Indians and has addressed the multi-functionality of a mobile phone in many innovative ways which are Industry firsts, be it the Aircel Pocket Internet, the first social networking mobile INQ on Aircel, Aircel Apollo Mobile Health Care, Blyk on Aircel, an enriching engagement for the Youth and very recently the first telecom player to introduce Facebook Voice Updates on Aircel.
The vision of preparing for the future has led to Aircel being recognized as the leading player in providing overall mobile satisfaction as well as the leading regional mobile operator by institutions such as Voice and Data, IDC and tele.net .
Aircel was also adjudged the “Best Employers” by Aon Hewitt in 2011. The company’s continuous focus is on acquiring, nurturing and retaining highly talented people by providing them with an inclusive and dynamic working environment. It has also set up the Aircel Academy, a 25,000 square foot facility in Gurgaon (HQ) to provide learning and specialized development for employees.
Being a caring and responsible corporate, Aircel is involved in initiatives like ‘ Save Our Tigers’, an effort to save and grow the dwindling population of tigers in India. The ‘ Save Our Tigers’ campaign made India wake up to the alarming fact that there were only 1411 tigers left in India through its 360 degree awareness program. Another initiative by Aircel is the a+, initiative which aims to bridge the digital divide. ‘Through ‘ Aircel a+’; Aircel provides underprivileged youth from rural areas access to computers and internet for educational and developmental purposes.
About Maxis Communications Berhad Maxis Communications Berhad, which started operations in the year 1995, is Malaysia's biggest integrated communications service provider Maxis' vision is to bring the future to our customers’ lives and business, in a manner that is simple, personalized and enriching, by efficiently and creatively harnessing leading-edge technology and delivering a brand of service experience that is reliable and enchanting