IDEA Cellular is a publicly listed company, having listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the National Stock Exchange (NSE) in March 2007.
Idea is the 3rd largest mobile services operator in India, in revenue terms, and recorded a subscriber base of over 93.75 mn as of 31st May 2011. It became a pan-India integrated GSM operator covering the entire telephony landscape of the country, and expanded its NLD and ILD operations in FY 2010. During the year, Idea increased its revenue market share by over 1%, despite stiff tariff war in the market.
The company has won license to offer 3G services in 11 service areas, which generate over 81% of the company’s total revenue. Idea’s 3G services will be launched in the year 2011.
Idea’s strong growth in the Indian telephony market comes from its deep penetration in the non-urban and rural markets. Idea has the highest share of rural subscribers as a percentage of total subscribers, amongst other GSM players. In fact, two out of every three new subscribers now come from non-urban market.
Idea’s innovative and revolutionary VAS offering has been a major growth driver. Be it Mobile TV, which was launched for the first time in India on the Idea network; exhaustive Music library in multiple languages; DTs/ RBTs; and other content download from the world of Cinema, Music, Cricket etc. – Idea has consistently grown its VAS revenue. Its revenue share of VAS is now higher than the industry average.
Idea offers seamless coverage to roaming customers traveling to any part of the country, as well as to international traveling customers across over 200 countries. Idea’s partnership with over 400 operators ensures that customers are always connected while on the move, within the country or other parts of the world.
IDEA is the winner of ‘The Emerging Company of the Year Award’ at The Economic Times Corporate Excellence Awards 2009. IDEA Cellular also received the prestigious Avaya GlobalConnect Award for being the ‘Most Customer Responsive Company’ in the Telecom sector in the year 2010. The company has received several other national and international recognitions for its path-breaking innovations in mobile telephony products & services. It won the GSM Association Award for ‘Best Billing and Customer Care Solution’ for 2 consecutive years. It was awarded ‘Mobile Operator of the Year Award – India’ for 2007 and 2008 at the Annual Asian Mobile News Awards.
IDEA Cellular is an Aditya Birla Group Company, India’s first truly multinational corporation. The group operates in 26 countries, and is anchored by over 130,600 employees belonging to 40 nationalities. The Group has been adjudged the ‘6th Top Company for Leaders in Asia Pacific Region’ in 2009, in a survey conducted by Hewitt Associates, in partnership with The RBL Group, and Fortune. The Group has also been rated ‘The Best Employer in India and among the Top 20 in Asia’ by the Hewitt-Economic Times and Wall Street Journal Study 2007.
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