Aiming to improve its efficiency, the telecom firm Bharti Airtel announced the restructuring of its India and South Asia operations. The new organization structure would include combining of the various segments including mobile and digital TV into two separate business units. The restructuring would be effective from August 1.
As per the plans, the company has decided to have two distinct Customer Business Units (CBU), under which its mobile, fixed-line, digital TV and other consumer businesses such as mobile would be categorised under business to customer (B2C) unit, while corporate would be served through it's business to business (B2B) unit.
This further implies that B2C business unit of the company would take the charge of the services to the retail consumers, homes and small offices, by combining the erstwhile business units - Mobile, Telemedia, Digital TV, and other emerging businesses (like M-commerce, M-health, M-advertising etc). However, B2B segment would continue its focus on serving large corporate and data services through Bharti Airtel's wide portfolio of telecommunication solutions.
Bharti currently operates in 19 countries across Asia and Africa and is the world's fifth-biggest mobile carrier by subscribers.
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