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Airtel Completes Largest Network Transformation in African Telecoms History

Bharti Airtel Ltd, India’s largest telecommunications operator has finished an end-to-end network transformation program across the 16 African countries in which it operates.

This transformation programme by Airtel follows the 2011 declaration of an on-going 5 year multi-country managed services arrangement, in which Ericsson would manage and optimize Airtel’s mobile networks across Africa. The project will result in Airtel Africa’s 60 million plus user to have an improved experience on their network.


Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Chosen for Indira Gandhi Peace Prize

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf chosen for this year’s Indira Gandhi Prize for imagePeace, Disarmament and Development for being an "inspiration" to women and ensuring return of peace and democracy in Liberia. An international jury, chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, selected Sirleaf for the award.

Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development was set up by the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust.

  • Ms Sirleaf is the first elected female head of state in Africa.
  • Ms Sirleaf was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, jointly with Leymah Gbowee of Liberia and Tawakel Karman of Yemen.