Bharti Teletech wins voice & data ‘Top Fixed Phones Company Award 2006’

New Delhi, July 21, 2006: Bharti Teletech, India’s largest manufacturer of fixed line phones, has been awarded the "Top Fixed Line Phones Company Award" for 2006 by Voice & Data. The company, which manufactures India’s largest selling telephone brand Beetel, was given the award for maintaining its apex position in the fixed phones segment in the year 2005-06. The award was presented to Mr. Pawan Kapur, CEO, Bharti Teletech and is a reaffirmation of Beetel’s market leadership in the Fixed Line Phone segment, in the country.

The Voice & Data Annual awards, being presented for the seventh consecutive year, are seen as the hallmark of the Indian Telecom & IT Industry. The awards are decided after extensive in-house research and analysis by Voice & Data. The research findings are published in the annual V&D 100 survey conducted by the publication.

Bharti Teletech has consolidated its dominant leadership position in all three segments of the domestic telephone market - the operator market comprising of purchases by BSNL and MTNL, the open retail market and the private service provider’s market. The company closed the financial year 2005-06 with sales of 6.2 million telephones that translates into a market share of 54%.

Accepting the award, Mr. Pawan Kapur, CEO, Bharti Teletech, said, “Bharti Teletech has always taken the lead in introducing state-of-the-art phones in the country. It is indeed a matter of great pride that we have been selected as the “Top Fixed Line Phones Company” for 2006 and is recognition of the hard work put in by each member of the Beetel family. The award serves to reiterate our commitment in providing the highest quality products at competitive prices to our customers.”

Bharti Teletech offers over 45 different Beetel phone models with prices ranging from Rs. 295 to Rs. 3995 across basic, feature and cordless phones catering to customers across segments. The company was the first to launch in India fixed line SMS phone.

About Bharti Teletech:

Bharti Teletech is India’s leading telephone instrument manufacturing company and is the largest in the globe outside China. Established in 1985, the company’s manufacturing operations are spread across two ISO-9000 certified plants in Mapusa (Goa) and Ludhiana (Punjab) with an installed capacity of 6 million telephone units annually. An in-house Centre for Excellence with industrial and engineering design capability and equipped with facility for product reliability and life tests ensures a quality standard that compares with the best internationally.

Bharti Teletech produces a comprehensive basket of customer premise equipments, comprising of over 45 models spanning the basic, feature-rich and cordless telephone categories, under the Beetel brand. Bharti Teletech commands a market share of 48% in the retail market, 60% & 94% in tender market & private service provider segments respectively. The company has been at the forefront of growing the open retail market by providing feature-rich and world-class telephone products at affordable prices. Bharti Teletech currently exports to 30 countries in five continents.

Bharti Teletech has also tied up with Thomson for marketing of GE phones in India and has also entered into an alliance with Motorola for distribution of their complete range of mobile phones and accessories on an All India basis.

Besides fixed line and mobile phones the company also markets Set Top Boxes, Modems, Fixed Cellular Phones & Fixed Cellular & Wireless Terminals.

Bharti Teletech is a subsidiary of India’s leading integrated telecommunications group, Bharti Enterprises.

For Further Information, please contact:

Deeba Ali / Niraj Sharma /Garima Misra

Rediffusion –DYR Public Relations

Ph: 011-41681107 / 41669349

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