Man on a mission: Akhil Gupta on the disarmament of operators
TowerXchange’s exclusive interview with the visionary behind Bharti Infratel, and his quest to persuade MNOs worldwide to share towers through independent towercos
Akhil Gupta is truly one of the founding fathers of the tower industry as we know it today. He was responsible for the separation of Bharti Airtel’s passive infrastructure and subsequent founding of Bharti Infratel, one of the world’s largest and most respected towercos. He is also a co-founder of Indus Towers, a joint venture between Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular, which has become the largest tower company in the world. Akhil is Vice Chairman of Bharti Group and Chairman of Bharti Infratel. He is also Chairman of TAIPA (India’s Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association) and President of TSSC (Telecom Sector Skill Council of India).