Bharti bull

We catch up with Bharti Tele-Ventures joint Managing Director, Akhil Gupta at the CSFB Asian Investment Conference.

What's the outlook for the Indian mobile phone business

Gupta The outlook is extremely bullish. Analysts forecast that India will have 100 million mobile subscribers by 2007 and 200 million by 2009. We're currently the biggest GSM operator in India with 10 million subscribers and we will obviously benefit greatly from this growth.

What are your plans for 3G

Right now we have no plans for 3G because the government of India has yet to take a view on how they want to proceed on it. Our guess is that a decision on 3G is 18-24 months away. We'd like to watch the...

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