Headquartered in Chennai, Aircel is one of India’s largest GSM mobile provider.
The company was found in 1994 and commenced operations from 1999. In 2006, Aircel was acquired by Maxis, Malaysia’s biggest integrated communications service provider and is a collaborated venture with Sindya Securities & Investments Pvt Ltd.
The company’s parent body Maxis holds a stake of 74% in the company. The company provides voice, 2G, 3G and 4G data services. Aircel has a huge subscriber base of 65.1 million with presence across 23 circles.
It has the highest share in market in Tamil Nadu and has a significant presence in Odisha, Assam and North East circles. Aircel participated in the auction for 3G licenses in 13 states and has been the fastest telecom in rolling out 3G to its subscribers.Aircel has a special focus on young Indians and has launched innovative mobile utilities which are first of its kind in the industry, such as Aircel Pocket Internet, Aircel Apollo Mobile Health Care, Blyk on Aircel etc. The company was declared the “Best Employer” in 2011 by Aon Hewitt.
Their CSR initiatives include ‘Save Our Tigers’, a campaign to save and grow the extincting population of tigers in India and the “Aircel a+” which aims to provide under privileged youth from rural areas access to computers and internet for educational and developmental purposes. Aircel’s brand ambassadors include Captain of Indian Cricket Team, M.S Dhoni and Tamil actor, Suriya.