AIRTEL Attains 50 Million CUSTOMERS Across AFRICA

ZAMBIA’s telecommunications giant Airtel now has over 50 million subscribers across the African continent, its acting Managing Director Navdeep Kapur has disclosed.
This was revealed when the mobile service provider donated assorted items worth over 100 million Kwacha to vulnerable children in Lusaka’s Garden Compound.
Kapur disclosed that Airtel was not only celebrating Christmas with vulnerable children but was also celebrating its attainment of 50 million customers in Africa.
“I can comfortably say that we at Airtel now have 50 million customers in Africa,” said Kapur.
Airtel which started its operations in Africa in 2010 with a customer base of 38 million has achieved the 50 million customer milestone in 17 months of acquiring Zain’s operations in 16 African countries.
Airtel has since become the fifth largest telecommunications company in the world. It currently has 4.2 million subscribers in Zambia.
Kapur also said that his company will continue assisting the vulnerable in society adding that the donation it was making was worth slightly over 100 million Kwacha.
“This donation valued at K116.1million was in partnership with our cooperating partners world vision who accepted our request to partner with us in our pursuit to improve livelihoods of many Zambians,” he said.
Airtel has so far assisted over 450 schools countrywide and donated 450 pay phones to needy schools. The firm has set aside K800 million for educational projects in the country.