Following publication of a letter that Airtel employees contracted through NSN were planning industrial unrest, the mobile communication firm has responded stating the company’s business model took a different turn in 2001 when it started outsourcing labour.
Airtel has since distanced its business connection with NSN saying the company is solely responsible for its workers.
SEE BELOW IS THE RESPONSE FROM AIRTEL COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Lusaka, January 21st, 2018
Airtel Networks Zambia Plc wishes to clarify and correct misleading news
reports regarding an alleged impending “Industrial Unrest at Airtel”.
Airtel’s business model since 2011 has been that of ‘outsourcing’ as this has
over the years improved the company focus on our core business and enabled
the company to access expertise in various areas.
It is with this background, that Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) is one of our
many partners that we have outsourced to do work with.
Nokia Siemens Networks are therefore better positioned to comment on any
matters relating to any alleged work stoppage.
The Corporate Communications Office
About Bharti Airtel Limited
Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 16 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 3 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company’s product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed home broadband, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G, 4G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 394 million customers across its operations at the end of December 2017. To know more please visit, www.airtel.com.