Saturday, June 25, 2011

Bharti Airtel To Restructure

Bharti Airtel
India's Bharti Airtel Ltd. (532454.BY) Friday said that the restructuring of their businesses, but tried to dampen fears of huge layoffs, says the impact on employment would be minimal.

Bharti Airtel, India's largest mobile operator, more than 164000000 subscribers in the country, did not specify the restructuring plan.

In a statement, Bharti Airtel, said any changes made in the interests of stakeholders and shared openly.

Saturday, the Economic Times, citing various unnamed senior Bharti, the company announced plans to combine their mobile phones, satellite TV and direct-to-home and cellular telephone and broadband Telemedia business in a ├╝ksuseks.Ettev├Átetele together represent 90% of the company's revenue, he said.

The merger to cut costs and increase efficiency and may lead to more than 2000 job losses, said the paper.

"The assessment is that 25% of the 11,500 or so positions in three verticals are axed. The process has already begun," the newspaper quoted a company executive said.

Bharti Airtel is India's move comes amid trying times as intense competition in the telecommunications industry, with cheap prices and high cost of debt has hurt sales and profitability for telecom players.

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