Tata Tele MD wins telecom person of the year award

New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Tata Teleservices Managing Director Anil Sardana has received the Voice & Data Telecom Person of the Year 2010 award.

Sardana has been recognised for his per second billing schemes which created new opportunities for mobile customers.

Bharti Chairman Sunil Mittal has won the award for Global Telecom Leader for 2010 for the acquisition of Zain Telecom. The company has access to Zain’s African mobile services operations in 15 countries, with a total customer base of over 42 million.

Key industry players like Bharat Sanchar Nagar Nigam Limited, Wipro and Cisco are among those which bagged awards for topping in more than one category.

Telecom secretary P.J. Thomas complemented the industry for crossing the 650 million subscriber milestone. The telecom industry now needs to offer connectivity to the remaining 500 million Indians, he said.

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