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Aircel is a mobile phone service provider in India. It offers both prepaid and postpaid GSM
cellular phone coverage throughout Kerala, Tamil Nadu (including Chennai), Assam, North East
India, Orissa, West Bengal (including Kolkata), Jammu and Kashmir, Bihar & Himachal
Aircel is a join venture between Maxis Communications Berhad of Malaysia and Apollo
Hospital Enterprise Ltd of India. It is India’s seventh largest GSM mobile service provider with a
subscriber base of over 17 million and the fastest growing mobile operator in the country. It has a
market share of 6.3% among the GSM operators in the country. As on date, Aircel is present in
11 telecom circles (Assam, Bihar, Chennai, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir,Kerala,
Kolkata, North East, Orissa, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal) and with licences secured for the
remaining 12 of the 23 telecom circles, the company is on track to become a pan-India operator
by 2009. Additionally, Aircel has also obtained the nod from Department of
Telecommunications (DoT) to provide International Long Distance (ILD) and National Long
Distance (NLD) telephony services.
Aircel Business Solutions (ABS), part of Aircel, is headquartered in Madras and is an ISO 9000
certified company. ABS is a registered member of WiMAX forum – both in the Indian and
International Chapters. ABS’ product range includes a host of cutting-edge enterprise solutions
such as Multi Protocol Label Switching Virtual Private Networks (MPLS VPNs), Voice over
Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Managed Video Services on wireless platform including WiMAX.
Aircel has won many awards for its services. Aircel got the highest rating for overall customer
satisfaction and network quality in 2006 by Voice and Data. Aircel was rated as the top mid-size
utility company in Business World’s ‘List of Best Mid-Size Companies’ in 2007. Moreover,
Aircel has been selected as the best regional operator in 2008 by Tele.net. Aircel is headed by
Sandip Das who was asked to leave Hutchinson Essar Ltd - Mumbai
Aircel are one of the sponsors of the Indian Premier League Cricket Team Chennai Super Kings
captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni.It is also the sponsor for Professional Golf Tour of India
from 2009 onwards.
 External links
Aircel SMS website
News of Maxis exiting from Aircel India is pure speculation
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