The Airtel Global Business team won the Best African Wholesale Award at the Telecom Review Excellence Awards 2016. The event, which annually recognizes excellence and innovation in the global telecom industry, was held on December 13, 2016 in Dubai.

This award is an outcome of Airtel's demonstrated capabilities in the region through investments in expanding network reach, implementation of key technology projects and best-in-class partnership programs. Over the past ten years, Airtel has become a strong regional force in Africa and a partner of choice for most local and global carriers. Their investments and partnerships in the region have given them unmatched presence across Africa spanning the East, West, South, and North coastlines. Partnerships with over 25 operators and carriers combined with their 44 PoPs give them a local presence in all major countries.