Airtel Africa operations are owned by Bharti Airtel Limited, a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 4 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company's product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed DSL broadband, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 312 million customers across its operations at the end of December 2014.
Bharti Airtel was created in India with ambition to become the most admired telecom service provider globally. Having contributed to the country’s reforms and resurgence, expansion was inevitable hence entrance into the African market and arriving in Rwanda in 2012; where the company detected a business friendly environment and a huge potential on telecommunications.
Airtel Rwanda has had considerable growth since its arrival into the country. During the last three years of operation, the company has enriched customer’s lives with its focus on innovation, provision of highly rated internet services and mobile financial services through its Airtel Money platform, a convenient way for people to transact using the mobile phone.
Airtel’s success over the years is based on its entrepreneurial mindset and focus on innovation and affordability not only on its products but services as well.
In as far as Social Responsibility, the company is highly committed to unlocking potential in the Rwandan communities with focus on digitized education, enterprise development, health and environmental going green initiatives.
Having positioned itself as the leading internet service provider in Rwanda, Airtel has positioned itself to be the most preferred company for data and mobile financial services in Rwanda in the next few years. Based on this, the company has created a strategy that allows it to deliver affordable services and innovative packages, connecting more people at a faster speed.
Currently, Airtel is gearing its efforts on becoming the telecommunication company of choice, for individuals, corporations and financial services, reaching more customers, and having a stronger impact on the Rwandan society.
Rwanda’s ICT is more advanced compared to a number of other African countries. The Rwandan government is strongly promoting the development of this sector and has created sophisticated infrastructure and systems which create a conducive environment for further investment.