The awards widely acknowledged as the Telecom Oscars
The World Communication awards have been constituted by the London based Emap Communications Group.
The awards in the 6th year of its inception recognizes outstanding performance by telecom companies and brands from across the world
More than 50 of the worldâ€™s leading telecom companies submitted a total of 123 entries for the awards
The judges after screening all the entries, nominated Airtel in two categories- Best Brand and Best Mobile Operator
Airtel won the best brand award amidst stiff competition from leading international players like Orange, British Telecom, Starhub and M1.
Airtelâ€™s Express Yourself struck a chord with the international panel of judges which included the likes of like Sean Collins, Chairman â€“ ICE, KPMG, UK, Roger Wilson, Director, European Competitive Telecommunications Association, David Molony, Editor-in-Chief, Total Telecom, Christine Winter, Head â€“ Global Telecom Sourcing, Reuters Ltd
Airtel â€“ Indiaâ€™s leading mobile service provider and a part of Indiaâ€™s largest telecom conglomerate Bharti Enterprises has been adjudged as the â€œWorld Communications Best Brand of the Year.â€ Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman & Group Managing Director of Bharti Enterprises, received the award at a glittering function in London. Airtel won this award amidst stiff competition from leading international players of the likes of Orange, British Telecom, Starhub and M1. This award, a part of the World Communications Awards 2004 recognizes outstanding performance by companies and brands from across the world in the telecommunications industry
According to Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman & Group Managing Director, Bharti Enterprises, â€œIt is indeed noteworthy that our efforts at placing Bharti on the global map at par with the leading telecom brands of the world has been recognized. The potential of telecommunications in this country is enormous and Airtel has been the first to recognize this potential and commit itself to play a lead role in connecting India like never before and providing high quality telecom services to all. It is an honor to receive this award and we can indeed say that Airtel has not only made us at Bharti, but also made the country proud. â€