This base has been estimated by analyst Gartner to be on an exponential growth pattern promising treble the number of subscribers - 300 million - by 2009. For one year afterwards, Bharti Airtel's market share has been forecast at 25%.
Going against the present subscriber trend whereby almost all Bharti Airtel revenues come from
Support for Bharti Airtel has been identified from both Vodafone, which owns 10% of Bharti Airtel, and SingTel (owner of 31%). While there are opportunities to acquire shares in mobile companies worldwide, one of the ironies of the situation is that India's immediate neighbour Pakistan will not tolerate Indian investment within her borders.
In an indication of the challenge to operators in established markets, SingTel is concerned that its revenues from