Indus Towers was created with a vision to transform the telecom industry. For us, our vision is not just Boardroom talk – it is shared by each and every Indusian across the vast geographies that we cover.
And it is this wholehearted pursuit of excellence that propels us through our transformational journey, with exceptional results. As India’s largest telecom tower company, Indus Towers is an enabler for the communication revolution in India. Indus touches 600 million people every day, multiple times a day. 3 out of every 5 calls in India are made through an Indus site.
Indus provides the most extensive network of infrastructure to all telecom operators and other wireless services providers across India.
Indus provides the most extensive network of infrastructure to all telecom operators and other wireless services providers across India. We currently operate in 15 (out of a total of 22) telecom circles in India — Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Kerala, Rajasthan, Kolkata, UP East, UP West, West Bengal, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Mumbai, Punjab, Haryana and Tamil Nadu. These circles account for 84% of the total telecom revenues in the country. More importantly, they bring connectivity and opportunity to even those parts of India where roads and electricity are yet to reach.
Disrupting the norm is not new to Indus Towers. After all, Indus Towers came into being by disrupting the norm.
Collaboration among competitors to share tower infrastructure was unheard of in the telecom industry, at the time. But that’s what we proposed. Following which, in 1997, Indus was set up as a joint venture between three fierce competitors - Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular— who combined their towers to provide shared telecom infrastructure to wireless telecom operators on a non-discriminatory basis. Today, Indus Towers is a game-changing market leader with the largest portfolio of telecom towers in India.
Indus Towers is the largest telecom project delivery machine in the world; delivering one project every two minutes.
The telecom infrastructure industry today stands at 4.5 lacs towers with a tenancy ratio of 1.9. Meanwhile, Indus Towers Indus is ahead of the curve with a tenancy ratio of over 2.3, resulting in huge energy optimisation.
Innovation and technology have always been key differentiating factors for Indus.
Our constant endeavour is to not only provide an uninterrupted 24x7 service across India but to do so in the most green manner. Indus has already converted over 54% of our tower portfolio to ‘green sites’ – where no diesel is used. We are looking to progressively increase our green sites, shift from diesel to the grid wherever possible and find innovative solutions to achieve a zero carbon footprint. Our aim is to source at least 10% of our energy needs from renewable energy, and use this to increase telecom penetration in rural India, especially in parts not yet electrified.in parts not yet electrified.
We consider it our privilege to be playing a pivotal role in connecting an inclusive India.
By touching the lives of 600 million people every day, multiple times a day, Indus is hugely increasing India’s tele-density and consequently its GDP. (According to a study by McKinsey, every 10% increase in teledensity leads to a 1.2% increase in GDP). But what makes us most proud is that Indus is connecting the aspirations of a billion Indians with the opportunity to achieve them.
Indus has saved India a spectacular US$3 billion in capital expenditure through sharing telecom infrastructure. Indus’ green efforts have not only benefited our customers and business partners in terms of costs, they have also significantly reduced India’s carbon footprint. By cutting carbon emissions by 210 million liters of diesel since 2011-12, Indus has planted the equivalent of 14 million trees.
Indus has created 67,500+ green sites and achieved a consolidated 99.98% uptime. But most importantly, Indus has kept India connected even in its darkest hours, in the face of calamitous natural disasters and adversity.
We continue to strive in our endeavour of ‘Putting India First’. And we will continue to disrupt the norm to get there.
Ensure best-in-class processes and a continuous improvement culture that provides reliability, scalability and highest quality at optimum cost
Be the preferred partner to our customers with the highest levels of responsiveness consistently
Maintain and promote the highest standards of professional conduct by being fair, honest and transparent in all actions and decisions
Think and work together beyond self, functional boundaries, hierarchies, businesses and geographies. Actively encourage mutual respect, sharing and collaboration
Be responsible and sensitive towards the environment and the communities in which we operate. Uphold the highest standards of health and safety
Incorporated in November 2007, Indus Towers Limited has been promoted under a JV inter alia between entities of Bharti Infratel Limited, Vodafone India (rendering telecom services under the brand name Vodafone) and Aditya Birla Telecom (rendering telecom services under the brand name Idea), to render passive infrastructure services to telecom service providers.
Bharti Infratel, is a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel Limited. Bharti Airtel, a group company, is one of Asia’s leading providers of telecommunications services with operations in India and Sri Lanka, spanning mobile services, telemedia services and enterprise services. For further information, please visit www.bharti-infratel.com
Vodafone India, formerly Vodafone Essar is the Indian subsidiary of the Vodafone Group. Vodafone India is based in Mumbai and operates nationally. For further information, please visit www.vodafone.in
Idea Cellular the mobile telephony brand for Aditya Birla Telecom group. It is a pan India integrated GSM operator covering the entire telephony landscape of the country, and has NLD and ILD operations. For further information, please visit www.ideacellular.com
Indus’ Board of Directors is a group of renowned individuals and thought leaders. Serving equally as tough critics and wise counsel, they provide in-depth oversight of the major strategic issues facing the company
Rajan Bharti Mittal
Bharti Infratel Limited
Bharti Infratel Limited
Bharti Infratel Limited
Bharti Infratel Limited
Vodafone India Limited
Vodafone India Limited
Vodafone India Limited
Vodafone India Limited
Aditya Birla Telecom Limited
Aditya Birla Telecom Limited
Chief Executive Officer,
Chief Operating Officer,
HEMANT KUMAR RUIA
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
PRITPAL S KULAR
Chief Human Resource Officer
MANDEEP J. SACHDEVA
Chief Supply Chain Management Officer
Chief of Legal & Company Secretary
MANOJ KUMAR SINGH
Chief Technology Officer
VINOD SIVARAMA KRISHNAN
Chief Information Officer
Chief of Internal Audit & Assurance
With their rich experience and knowledge, they are taking the lead in cementing customer relationships, maximizing operational efficiencies and finding new ways to take Indus and India towards a better future.
Chief Executive Officer,
Bimal Dayal is the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Indus Towers. Bimal Dayal joined Indus as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) in February 2010 and since then has led the Company to achieve many milestones.
Bimal has worked with prestigious organizations like Ericsson in Sweden & Sri Lanka overseeing the entire range of ’Manage & Operate’ functions, including planning, O&M, Rollout/ Deployment and Network Assurance. He has worked with global operators like BT Global in Maxis, Hutchison & Telenor. In Sri Lanka, as Country Manager and Managing Director of Ericsson Telecommunications Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, he successfully steered the company to become the country’s number one player in telecom infrastructure. Prior to his current assignment, Bimal was with Qualcomm India & South Asia as Country Manager and Vice President - Business Development.
Bimal holds the alumni status for Harvard Business School, where he pursued the Advance Management Program in 2014.
Chief Operating Officer,
Tejinder Kalra is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Indus Towers. Tejinder has done his engineering from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology and Executive Diploma in International Business, from IIFT. He brings with him over 26 years of experience in telecom and telecom services industry.
Prior to joining Indus, Tejinder worked with Nokia, where in his most recent role he was the Global Head for Bharti Business. He has worked with Nokia for over 13 years, and has been a pivotal part of their growth story and managed the end to end P&L ownership for Bharti Telecom business globally. He has vast experience in Strategy development, implementation and service delivery across geographies. Before his last role, he was the Sub-region Head for Central, East and Western Africa, in an earlier role where he helped set-up Nokia’s Airtel operations in Africa. Tejinder has been associated with Reliance Infocomm, Satyam Infoway, Sprint RPG India amongst other organizations in past.
Chief Financial Officer
Hemant Kumar Ruia is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Indus Towers Limited. Hemant is a Chartered Accountant, a Cost Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst and brings with him over 23 years of diverse experience across industries in various coveted organizations.
Prior to joining Indus, Hemant worked with Reliance Retail Limited as the CFO. He played a business partnering role across various brands with Reliance Retail – Reliance Fresh, Digital, Jewellery, Trends, Footwear and Reliance Markets. Before Reliance Retail, he was associated with Agro Tech Foods Limited (subsidiary of ConAgra Foods Incorporated), for over 7 years, as the Chief Financial Officer. He started his career with Larsen & Tourbo, and has since then worked with ICI India Limited and Reckitt Benkiser India, before moving to Agro Tech Food Limited. Hemant has extensive experience in Business Partnering, Funds Management, Information Systems, Legal and Secretarial and other aspects of leading the Finance function.
Hemant is a winner of the ‘Top 100 CFO Award’ for four consecutive years from 2013 to 2016 as well as the ‘CIO & Leader Business Impact Award for 2015.
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
Shankar is responsible for Sales, Business Development, Emerging Businesses, Marketing Communications and Collections with a focus on Customers.
Shankar was one of the founding employee members and was a Regional Director until August 2015. Collective experience of over 24 years with a diverse set of multinational companies: Titan Industries, Diageo, Coca-Cola, Hutchison-Essar (Vodafone), Paramount Airways, Bharti Infratel Limited, Quippo Telecom Infrastructure (SREI Group)-President and Sixth Energy Technologies as President.
In his previous two companies, Shankar has dealt with Private Equity players, Merchant Bankers with respect to Debt and Equity arrangements for Sale and Lease-back of Telecom assets and developed in-depth business understanding of International Telecom and Tower Industry in Russia, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, Bangladesh and MENA region (Iraq, Algeria and Tunisia). He is a Graduate in Economics with Post-Graduation in Marketing & Advanced Management Program. He is an Alumnus of IIM – Bangalore and Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Human Resource Officer
Pritpal S Kular is the Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) at Indus Towers Limited. Pritpal brings with him over 28 years of rich and diverse experience across various facets of Human Resources and Business Strategy. Prior to joining Indus, Pritpal worked with General Motors India as Vice President, Human Resources. Before that, he has held several leadership positions across global organisations such as Federal – Mogul, Max Bupa Health Insurance Company, Heidelberg Cement and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare. Over a span of 3 decades, he has worked extensively in creation of Employee Value Proposition, Employer Branding, creating coaching oriented culture and has also championed organisation design initiatives. He is a certified practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a Certified Executive Coach and a Certified Assessor for Occupational Personality. Pritpal is a member of the Advisory Board at Chandigarh University and is also an Advisor to “Dockabl” a start-up in HR. Pritpal is a Commerce graduate from Punjab University, with Post Graduation in Personnel Management from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar as well as Post Graduate Diploma in HRD from National Institute of HRD, Madras.
Chief Supply Chain Management Officer
Mr. Mandeep J. Sachdeva is CSCMO (Chief Supply Chain Management Officer) in Indus Towers. He has done his B.Sc in Production Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra. Mandeep has over 28 years of experience and has worked with Mahindra & Mahindra, Maruti Udyog Limited and Escorts Tractors Limited.
Chief of Legal & Company Secretary
Mr. Rajinder Kumar is the Chief of Legal, Corporate Laws and Company Secretary (CLCS) of Indus Towers since August 2008. His academic qualifications include B.Com. (Hons), LLB, FCS, DLL and an MBA. Mr. Kumar has valuable experience in successfully managing entire legal functions, including litigation, compliances and corporate affairs / laws and major contract negotiations in telecom, ITES, manufacturing and service sectors. He has dealt with joint ventures and foreign collaborations, mergers and amalgamations, restructuring of companies, IPOs, corporate governance and related matters in Indian as well as multinational companies from Japan, Korea, USA, UK and other European jurisdictions. Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Kumar was working with Exl-Service, a US based company as Vice President-Legal and Company Secretary.
Chief Technology Officer
Manoj Kumar Singh is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Indus Towers. He is heading Technology as well as the Regulatory Affairs & Sustainability function. He has been associated with Indus since inception. He brings with him over 28 years’ experiences in techno commercial projects and end-to-end deliverables of the project/ campaign, analysis of client requirements, estimations, risk, metrics identification, workforce management & effective utilization of teams.
He represents Indus in various Industry Bodies ie. TAIPA, COAI, FIICI, CII etc. He is driving the policy advocacy agenda for telecom infra providers. He is also Chairman of Energy Committee of TAIPA and is actively engaged with the industry and the government for Green Telecom Policy & reducing carbon footprint. He has been an anchor in making Indus the first telecom infra company to release Sustainability Reports since FY13-14. He is a coveted speaker on Green Energy in Indian Telecom space & has represented Indus at various international forums.
Manoj is also spear-heading the Indus’ CSR journey and the company has been recognized & awarded with ‘Annual Change maker award’, ‘National award for excellence in CSR & Sustainability for its CSR agenda and programs.
Prior to Indus he has worked with SRF as Associate Vice President & Kanoria Chemicals as General Manager. He has led various Green Field Power Projects & has extensive experience in Technology innovation.
Manoj holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with Leadership Program from Harvard & Management Program in Public Policy (MPPP) from ISB.
Chief Information Officer
Vinod Sivarama Krishnan has over 24 years of Business and Technology Leadership
Through stints at Hindustan Unilever, General Electric and Wal-Mart India, Vinod has had the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the best Business and IT leaders and partners both in India and globally. Leading an e-Commerce P&L has helped him develop a unique outside-in perspective to using technology to solve business problems.
Over the years, Vinod has been recognized and awarded for his understanding of the key drivers of business, his partnership with business leaders and ability to identify and execute on digital transformation opportunities. He is a regular panelist at Business and CIO forums and a contributor to industry journals on technology topics.
Vinod holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
Chief of Internal Audit & Assurance
Sarabhjit brings with him over sixteen years of professional experience. Prior to joining Indus, he was associated with Deloitte as a Senior Manager delivering Internal Audits, Risk Assurance, Sarbanes Oxley Compliances, Business Process Evaluation and Process Redesign for clients across Telecom, Technology and Manufacturing industries; some of which were Bharti Airtel, Unitech Wireless, Verizon, VIOM Networks, MTN, Grameen phone, Hewlett-Packard etc . His responsibilities included evaluation of design and operating effectiveness of internal controls, identifying areas for control improvement, assisting clients in institutionalizing processes and control frameworks along with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance & Risk Consulting services. In addition, he helped clients to improve and optimize their business and IT process by evaluating their existing process for control or design gaps, design the controls framework and help define & implement business or IT process at the desired maturity level. Prior to Deloitte, he was associated with Oracle Corporation as a Senior Auditor – Sarbanes Oxley Readiness. His key responsibilities at Oracle included Risk Assessment Analysis and Sarbanes Oxley Compliance for Oracle’s various internal processes for 89 countries worldwide.
Sarabhjit is a Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has completed his Bachelor of Commerce from Delhi University. In addition, Sarabhjit is also a Certified Internal Auditor from The Institute of Internal Auditors, U.S.A and an Information System Auditor fromInformation System Audit and Control Association, U.S.A. He has also done ISO 27001 LA certification.
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Indus Towers has been recognized by the Great Place to Work Institute & Economic Times as one of India's Best Companies to Work for in 2018 for the fifth consecutive year. This time Indus is amongst the top 20 companies and is ranked 11. Over the years, Indus’ position has moved significantly up in the list- 91, 64, 41, 28 and this time 11.
Indus has won the Amity Telecom Awards for Excellence in the category of ‘Top Infrastructure Company of the Year 2017’. Amity conducts the National Telecom Seminar ‘Telefocus’ and Amity Telecom National Awards for Excellence every year. The 15th Annual National Telecom Seminar on the topic Mobile Data Explosion: Challenges & Opportunities was attended by large number of dignitaries from the Telecom industry and academia namely - Rajan S Mathews, DG, COAI (Guest of Honour), Sanjay Malik, Country Head, Nokia Networks (Guest of Honour), Akhil Gupta, Vice Chairman Bharti Enterprises & Executive Chairman Bharti Infratel (Chief Guest)
Our CEO Bimal Dayal was awarded the Visionary CEO, for his leadership in developing Smart Cities Digital Infrastructure. The award was presented to Mr. Dayal by Mr Durga Shankar Mishra, IAS-Secretary Ministry Of Housing & Urban Affairs and Ms Madhu AzadMayor Gurugram, in the event Gurugram Smart City Summit held on 1 February 2018 in the presence of Municipal Commissioners & CEOs of Smart City SPVs.
Indus has recently won the Amity Telecom Awards for Excellence in the category of ‘Top Infrastructure Innovator of the Year 2016’. Amity conducts the National Telecom Seminar ‘Telefocus’ and Amity Telecom National Awards for Excellence every year. the 14th Annual National Telecom Seminar was attended by large number of dignitaries from the Telecom industry and academia.
Indus has won the Silver Award in the 7th edition of The Annual Changemaker Award under Corporate Responsibility Awards (India) in National Environment Conservation & Protection category. This award was conferred under the prestigious Bharti ChangeMaker Awards 2017 by Bharti Foundation, the CSR arm of Bharti Group. To present the “National Environment Conservation & Protection” we presented our CSR project with TERI, to light rural villages and homes through high efficiency Solar LED Lanterns under Lighting a Billion Lives Program (LaBL). We articulated how Environment is not only our Core Value but it drives sustainability across our Business and serves as a guiding tool for ingraining it in our day-today Operations. The initiative has enabled the villages of Uttar Pradesh, by truly transforming their lives and also teach them the power of alternate sources of energy
Indus won the prestigious V&D 100 Top Telecom Infra Leader 2016 at the CyberMedia ICT Business Awards 2017. The 24th ICT Business Awards night is the biggest and oldest get together and recognizes and felicitates industry leaders and visionaries across IT and Telecom segments for achieving the highest revenue in 2016-17 fiscal based on the survey by Voice&Data and CyberMedia. These awards are based on V&D 100 survey and revenue & market share is the parameter. The 2016 study results are a culmination of a research exercise put together by Voice&Data, the telecom publication of CyberMedia.
Indus Towers has recently won awards under two categories; the Best overall Recruiting & Staffing Organization of the Year and Recruiting & Staffing Industry leader of the Year at the 24th edition of World HRD Congress 2017. The Congress is governed by a Global & National Advisory Council that guides the strategic intent of the event & leads it to its success and the largest rendezvous of HR Professionals. The WORLD HRD CONGRESS for the last 22 years has been presented by Ascent - a brand owned by The Times of India.
Indus has won the most prestigious ‘Golden Peacock National Training Award’ for the year 2017, held at Dubai (UAE), on 18 - 20 April, 2017. The coveted Award was presented in the attendance of distinguished gathering of business leaders during IOD India’s "27th World Congress on BUSINESS EXCELLENCE & INNOVATION" ceremony. Indus has been declared as the Winner by the Awards Jury under the Chairmanship of Justice (Dr.) Arijit Pasayat, former Judge, Supreme Court of India.
Indus Towers has been ranked No. 1 Globally in Stepathlon 2016 (in the Telecom Category). Stepathlon is a 100-day race around a ‘virtual’ world. Out of the 168 Organizations participating globally, we are at ranked 16th across all industries.
Indus Towers Teams recently concluded Lean Six-Sigma Case Study Presentation Contest–2017, organized by National Institution for Quality and Reliability (NIQR), Bangalore. NIQR was incorporated with the objective to bring entrepreneurs and professional in the field to the higher level of knowledge, thereby enabling them to be worthwhile in the society and ultimately contribute to the WAR AGAINST WASTE. Indus won the 1st and 3rd prizes in Kaizen category, along with the Quality Control Circles (QCC)awards. The QCC projects earned lots of applause from both the judges as well as the audience, and was recommended to be nominated at Government forums.
Indus Towers is the proud winner of the esteemed global Gallup Great Workplace Award for the 4th time in a row! With this Indus joins a prestigious group of 37 organizations globally who have received this award this year. This study shows that we have an average of 20.25 engaged employees to 1 actively disengaged employee, which is a great achievement.
Indus's #ToweringPersonalities campaign has won ‘The Marketing Campaign of the Year 2017’ award by Times Network National Awards for Marketing Excellence in association with CMO ASIA. This is a first for a Telecom Tower company in India to achieve this recognition. The social media campaign posts showcased what truly legendary people are made of and positioned Indus as a team composed of Towering Personalities. This campaign utilised the power of digital media to help affect social change and was timed with International Women’s Day. The posts featured stalwarts from India as well as key members from Indus with meaningful messages to attract talent.
Indus Towers has been recognized by the Great Place to Work Institute & Economic Times as one of India's Best Companies to Work for in 2017 for the fourth consecutive year. This time Indus is amongst the top 30 companies and is ranked 28. Indus has also been awarded No. 1 Company in Telecommunications sector! The recognition proves that creating a culture of happy employees drives productivity and in turn Innovation and Customer Service.
Indus Towers has recently won the prestigious ‘National Award for Excellence in CSR & Sustainability’, at Bengaluru. The National CSR Leadership Congress & Awards, jointly endorsed by the Asian Confederation of Businesses and World Federation of CSR, selected Indus Towers in recognition of its CSR and sustainability agenda delivering not just a neutral impact on the environment but a clear benefit. The award acknowledges the basic role that public procurement in India can play in providing a more sustainable and equitable society.
Indus Towers has recently won 3 Awards for various categories at the 11th Express, Logistics & Supply Chain Leadership Awards 2017; Asia’s largest end-to-end Supply Chain & Logistics Conclave and Awards ceremony. Indus is a proud winner in the categories; Best Project Contributing to Organisational Value, Sustainability & Innovation (Project leading to Value Creation), Overall Excellence in Procurement & Sourcing and Supply Chain People Development Award. “Customer-Centric Supply Chain” as the theme of the conference, featured 200 speakers from across industries who shared their experience with the audience through panel discussions, presentations and case studies.
Indus has won a Special Jury Award on Indus’ "Act Now Be Safe- Safe Two Wheeler & Four Wheeler” initiative in the category of Safe vehicles during FICCI Road Safety Awards 2017. Act Now Be Safe Campaign’s main points are:- 1. Not to lose any life 2. 100% check & availability of Fit bike, approved PPE & tool kit 3. Reach out to every Contractors (Construction & O&M) 4. Reach out to every Technician, Rigger, Supervisor, Workers & nearby Stakeholders 5. Do everything possible to create awareness, update / check systems & promote safe behavior in a phased manner.
Indus Towers is proud to win “Runner up” and “Best presentation” award in the 29th Edition of QualTech Prize -2017 for “AAP PE Project”. The competition was aimed at showcasing case studies in improvement and innovation category from manufacturing and service sectors. Indus presented 4 case studies in improvement category showcasing Safety, Operational efficiency & Revenue enhancement. These improvements stories were presented by the teams from AP, KK, UP and Mumbai circles. The Jury highly appreciated the criticality of Projects which had simple & sustainable solutions
Indus Towers has recently won project on Improvement in DG MTBF in two prestigious forums. The project was declared Runners up in the QualTech™ Prize for Process Improvement at the 27 Qimpro Convention, held at Mumbai. Qimpro Awards were conceptualized in 1989 by Dr. J. M. Juran, the Quality Guru, to recognize individual excellence in quality management. The nominated projects undergo a rigorous evaluation and are selected by three eminent panels of judges; each chaired by the respective Qimpro Platinum Standard of the previous year. Indus was competing with organizations Reliance industries, Godrej and Boyce, Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd., Hindustan Unilever, Coca-Cola and others. The project was also awarded with the Certificate of Merit in the Operational Excellence Category at the recently concluded Frost and Sullivan Project Evaluation and Recognition Program (PERP ) Awards. PERP is a national platform for evaluation and recognition of improvement projects undertaken by organizations, in delivering change and building sustainable capabilities much needed in today’s complex business environment.
Indus won the Amity Telecom Awards in the category of ‘Top Tower Company of the Year-2015’. Amity conducts a National Telecom Seminar ‘Telefocus’ every year where there is a gathering of a large number of captains from Telecom Industry and Academia. The theme of this year’s ‘Telefocus’ was ‘‘Telecom Networks: Evolving from Hardware to Software’’. Held at the Amity University Campus in Noida recently, Mr. N Sivasailam, Additional Secretary, Department of Telecommunication, Ministry of comm. & IT was the Chief Guest. Mr. Rajan S. Mathews, Director General, Cellular Operators Association of India & Mr. Sandeep Girotra, Country Head, Nokia Networks were Guests of Honour on the Occasion. Lt. Gen. P. D. Bhargava, Group Deputy Vice Chancellor & Advisor-Amity Institute of Telecom Technology and Management (AITTM) welcomed the guests.
Indus Towers won the prestigious V&D 100 Top Telecom Tower Company award at the CyberMedia Business ICT Awards, held in New Delhi. The 23rd ICT Business Awards Night - Indian ICT industry's biggest and oldest get together recognizes and felicitates industry leaders and visionaries across IT and telecom segments for clocking the highest revenue in 2014-15 fiscal based on the DQ Top20 and V&D100 surveys. The ceremony was graced by Chief Guest Mr S Ramadorai, Chairman, National Skill Development Corporation, Govt of India, amongst many other IT & Telecom dignitaries.
Indus Towers is a winner of the ET Telecom Awards 2016 for ‘Excellence in Energy Management’. An awards banquet was held on 11th March 2016 at The Oberoi, New Delhi to honour the recipients. This event was attended by all the award recipients representing the who’s who of India’s Telecom industry, including senior executives from service providers and vendors. ET Telecom Awards recognise and honour excellence and innovation, in the Indian telecom industry. The Energy Management award recognizes organizations who have used strategies to protect the environment and reduce their operating expenses to promote greener technology.
Indus Towers has won the ET HR Excellence Award for Learning & Development 2016 in an event held in Mumbai recently. The Economic Times HR Excellence Summit themed on celebrating excellence in HR with an emphasis on key issues like up-skilling HR management and strategies to nurture the workforce of tomorrow. By bringing leading HR practitioners under one roof, the Summit looked to nudge professionals in the right direction and help HR win the recognition it deserves, with businesses recognizing its true potential in becoming the backbone of future growth.
Indus Towers is yet again honoured as the recipient of the esteemed global Gallup Great Workplace Award for the third time in a row! The Gallup Great Workplace Award recognizes organizations from across the globe for their extraordinary efforts and ability to create an engaged workplace for its employees. With this Indus joins a prestigious group of organizations that average a ratio of 14 engaged employees to one actively disengaged employee, which is more than seven times much higher than what Gallup has found in a U.S. polling nationally. This award is an incredible accomplishment, recognising our Vision to transform lives by enabling communication for a networked economy in India.
Indus Towers’ has recently won the prominent “ERM Company of the Year” award at ERM Leadership Summit & Awards India 2016 held in Mumbai. This is the first recognition from an external forum for ERM Program at Indus. Indus’s unique processes relating to scoring of risk, reviewing the risk score movement through related KPIs and re-testing of KPIs were appreciated by jury.
Indus Towers has been recognised as one of India’s Best Telecom Companies to Work for 2016, by the Great Place To Work® Institute, India. Indus has been listed in India’s top 50 Best Companies to Work and have we been ranked 41 this year. This is our third year in a row on the coveted list. The Economic Times & Great Place To Work® Institute, India endorses our culture and best practices. With coverage of over 800 organizations, this is the largest study of workplace cultures in the country.
Indus Towers has recently won 7 Awards for various categories at the 10th Express, Logistics & Supply Chain Leadership Awards 2016; Asia’s largest end-to-end Supply Chain & Logistics Conclave and Awards ceremony, held in Mumbai. “Uberisation of Supply Chain - The Age of Disruption” as the theme of the conference, featured 200 speakers from across industries who shared their experience with the audience through panel discussions, presentations and case studies. The Award selection was based on case studies and presentations that clearly highlighted and represented most dynamic & highest level industry strategy & benchmarking.
Indus Towers has recently won the prestigious Dale Carnegie Global Leadership Award 2016. The Dale Carnegie Global Leadership Award recognizes companies who have achieved significant success in business performance through people development. Indus Towers won the second runner up award. Every year, Dale Carnegie India invites a selected group of performance-focused companies to nominate their organization for the award. The factors taken into consideration for the awards include key goals and initiatives under the 3 broad categories of Organizational Structure, Learning & Development (L&D) and Employee Engagement.
Indus Towers has recently won 4 Awards for various categories at the Asian Leadership Awards 2016 (ALA) held in Dubai. The Asian Leadership Awards distinguishes and honors leaders who have contributed and shaped the Asian economy, and are visionaries behind today's outstanding businesses. The 5th edition of Asian Leadership Summit and Awards this year, showcased the best practices learning and learnings from best practices. The winners of these awards exemplify the best in Leadership and truly recognize Indus’ journey towards Supply Chain excellence through innovation and collaboration.
Indus has recently won the Amity Telecom Awards for Excellence in the category of ‘Top Infrastructure Innovator of the Year 2014’. The award recognizes Indus’s effort to connect an increasingly inclusive India, that has placed our Nation on the path of growth, globally.
Indus Towers has once again won the coveted GSMA Green Mobile Award for its project Enabling Green Telecom at the prestigious GSMA Awards Ceremony held in Barcelona, Spain on 3rd March 2015. We have been nominated for the last three consecutive years and this is the second time we are winning it. The GSMA Global Mobile Awards recognize and celebrate all the contributions made to the ever-evolving and developing mobile industry. Established in 1996, the award attracts entries from across the world and are judged by a panel of independent, highly respected judges. They are presented at the Mobile World Congress, the mobile industry’s annual gathering of around 70000 senior industry leaders, executives, media, analysts and influencers.
Indus has recently won the Excellence Award for “Best Application of Technology” from The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), India. Indus is rewarded for excellence in use of technology while conducting Internal Audits thereby bringing more robust controls, enhanced coverage & use of technological procedures in support of a business area. There were 23 nominations from various organizations all across India including eminent Companies like WIPRO, iGATE, Tata Chemicals, Godrej Industries Ltd, Ambuja ACC Cements, DCM Shriram etc. The jury was represented by IIA India President, Senior Partner from EY, Senior Partner from A Aneja & Associates among others.
Indus Towers is honored and has won the coveted, most prestigious Gallup Great Workplace Award, second time in a row. The Gallup Great Workplace Award recognizes organizations from across the globe for their extraordinary efforts and ability to create an engaged workplace for its employees. This distinguished award is recognition on a global platform, and makes us one of the 3 Indian Companies who are a part of this elite group. The award is an incredible achievement, recognizing the passion and collaboration demonstrated by each one at Indus.
Indus has recently won the ‘Golden Peacock Occupational Health & Safety Award’ for the year 2015, presented at this year's '17th World Congress on Environment Management', in the presence of a distinguished gathering of business leaders, in New Delhi. Indus was a winner amongst large conglomerates like GAIL, L&T, HPCL, Toyota and many others.
Indus Towers is the proud winner of Excellence in Contract Management award at the prestigious 3rd Annual CPO Forum India & Awards 2015. Among the 14 Categories of Awards, with over 35 Organizations, Indus was recognized for its journey towards procurement excellence through innovation and collaboration and thereby making it the most sought after awards in the Procurement fraternity.
Indus Towers has been recognized as one of the top three employers in the Indian telecom industry, by the Great Place to Work Institute in the survey Best Companies to Work For in 2015! This year, over 700 leading organizations were surveyed to create the 2015 edition of the Great Place to Work Institute’s prestigious list.
Indus is honored to have won the National Award for Excellence in Training & Development for Best Result based Training for the year 2015, at the World HRD Congress. The award is a testimony of the commitment of Top Management and Circle Leadership in enhancing learning & development of Employees.
Indus has recently won the ‘Best Process Improvement Quality Project – Improvement in DG MTBF’ presented at this year's World Quality Congress & Awards 2015, in the presence of a distinguished gathering of Business & Quality leaders from India & Abroad, in Mumbai. The awarded project is considered as one of the best GB projects for FY 14-15.
Indus wins at the World Quality Congress – Golden Star Awards 2015. The first, for the Best Business Process Excellence Program and the second for Best Process Improvement Project. We are glad that our PE philosophy, journey and key milestones were thoroughly studied, assessed and recognized by the esteemed jury members of the World Quality Congress
Indus is honored to also have won 7 Awards in one go for various categories; Procurement Leader of the Year - Mandeep J. Sachdeva, CSCMO, Supply Chain Team of the Year, Procurement Team of the Year, Green Warehouse of the Year – M&G and P&H Circles, Star Warehousing Personality of the Year – Sanjay Gulati, Head – SCM, Young Women Procurement Personality of the Year - Tanvi Sarmalkar, Manager – SCM and Supply Chain Visionary of the Year – Deepak Sharma, VP- SCM. The Award selection was based on case studies and presentations that clearly highlighted and represented most dynamic & highest level industry strategy & benchmarking. Indus was a winner amongst large conglomerates like Hindustan Unilever, ITC, Air India, Maruti, Honda, Mahindra, L&T, TVS, TATA, Dabur, L’Oreal India, Asian paints, JLL, GATI, Blue Dart and Adani amongst many more. These awards recognize Indus’ journey towards Supply Chain excellence through innovation and collaboration and thereby making it the most sought after awards in Asia’s largest Supply Chain Conclave.
We are proud to announce yet another glorious win by Indus Towers for being awarded “The Golden Peacock Awards for Excellence in Corporate Governance” at this year's IOD India's ‘15th London Global Convention on Corporate Governance & Sustainability’ and the Golden Peacock Awards Presentation Ceremony at London, UK Indus has been declared as the Winner by the Awards Jury of Institute of Directors under the Chairmanship of Justice M. N. Venkatachaliah, former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of India. The award was presented by Rt. Hon. Oliver Letwin, The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister of UK to Rajinder Kumar – Chief of Legal & Company Secretary, Indus Towers. The onus of the recognition received from a renowned body, at a global platform lies with each one of you at Indus Towers. Kudos to the team!
Indus Towers is a winner of the ‘2015 Frost & Sullivan India Award - Supply Chain Theme’ for their 2nd edition of Project Evaluation and Recognition Program (PERP) and based on the evaluation results, “Transformation through Contract Management - A Collaborative Approach” a Indus Towers project has been recognized. PERP is a national platform for evaluation and recognition of improvement projects undertaken by organizations, in delivering change and building sustainable capabilities much needed in today’s complex business environment. PERP has been acknowledged as an unbiased evaluation of efforts by the teams that have contributed significantly towards enhancing business value across various functions in an organization. Participants in the awards were from Automobiles, Auto Ancillaries, Cement, Engineering & Infrastructure, FMCG, Chemical, Financial Services, BPO and Telecom industry.
Indus Towers is the proud winner of the Amity Green Company of the Year 2014. With this, Indus has won a total of eight Green Awards so far. This is a fantastic achievement and speaks volumes for our Green practices, initiatives and innovation, especially when it is recognized by the Industry. The award recognizes Indus’s commitment towards continuous innovation and enhanced operational efficiencies resulting in cost savings for its customers.
Indus bagged the Top Telecom Tower Company Award at the Voice & Data 100 Awards 2014. The award recognizes Indus’s outstanding performance in enabling communication for ordinary citizens at an affordable cost and connect more lives.
Indus Towers has recently won the Global Green Future Leadership Awards 2014 under the category of Best Sustainable Investment for the ID-OD through FCU & AC Removal project. This is a great achievement as other winners were established companies like ITC Limited, Standard Chartered Bank, PWC, Philips, Dubai Duty Free amongst others.
Indus bagged the very special and First EHS (Environment, Health & Safety) award with 3 star rating at the CII EHS Excellence Award-2013, was presented by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) Southern Region in a conference held at Chennai. The award criteria gave equal weightage to all three dimensions of E, H & S. Indus has been rated higher than other competing telecom companies and was at par with established and reputed organizations such as Hindustan Unilever, Coca-Cola, HPCL etc.
Indus was presented with the esteemed ‘Golden Peacock National Training Award’ for the year 2014, in the presence of distinguished gathering of business leaders, jurists, academics, environmentalists, economists, legislators and policy makers during the 24th World Congress on “ Total Quality & Leadership”. The award recognizes Indus’ efforts in the direction of Training & Development of its Employees at all levels to enhance their leadership and general business skills including e-Training, soft-skills training and program-based training.
Indus Towers is honored and has won the coveted, most prestigious Gallup Great Workplace Award. The Gallup Great Workplace Award recognizes the best-performing workforces in the world and this distinguished award Gallup has honored 36 leading organizations in the world that are recipients of the annual Gallup Great Workplace Award from countries like U.S., Singapore, India, Thailand, etc., of which only 3 are from India and Indus Towers is one of them. Indus Towers is among the winners because its results demonstrates Engagement Excellence by having one of the most productive and engaged workforces in the world.
Indus Towers is a winner of the 2014 Frost & Sullivan India ICT Award for 'Telecom Passive Infrastructure Vendor of the Year'. Frost & Sullivan Awards is a global program that recognizes outstanding industry achievements by companies across the world. The methodology for determining the award recipients is unique - a deep dive research and analysis conducted by Frost & Sullivan analysts team, which is presented to an esteemed, independent panel of Judges comprising veteran CIO's representing the top companies in India. This jury selects the award winners based on structured metrics based evaluation process.
Indus Towers is the proud winner of the Global Awards for Excellence in Quality Management & Leadership under the category ‘Best Business Process Excellence Program’. Uday Mahajan, VP – Process Excellence received the award on behalf of Indus from Prashant Hoskote, Senior Director – Quality and Service Excellence, MAX India, at the World Quality Congress. Indus has been awarded for the way PE has been implemented over the last three and half years. The evaluation criteria was stringent and all aspects of PE were assessed including organization structure & roles, improvement methodologies & problem solving approaches, PE trainings for employees, PE engagements, ideation & improvements through Indus Idea Incubator, project & program management & governance, sustenance of PE benefits and accomplishments in Business Process Management.
Indus bagged the very prestigious “13th Annual Greentech Safety Award 2014” in the Silver Category for its various Safety initiatives undertaken to safeguard precious lives of the Employees. This is the second consecutive year when Indus Towers has won this accolade. Building a stronger safety culture, and embedding safety considerations into everything we do, is fundamental to our success, and vitally important to all our stakeholders. We pride ourselves on our commitment towards providing a safe workplace that is conducive to delivering results in a ‘Zero Fatalities’ environment.
Indus was honored with the” Excellence in Tower Management’” for ‘Tower Operations Centre (TOC)’. ET Telecom Awards recognise and honour excellence and innovation, in the Indian telecom industry. The Award aims to recognize initiatives undertaken by organizations and people, and not the organizations and people themselves.
Indus won the ‘Top Telecom Company of the Year' at Amity Telecom Awards for Excellence. The award recognizes Indus’s effort to connect an increasingly inclusive India, that has placed our Nation on a global superhighway of growth.
Indus Towers was honored with the prestigious Best CSR Practices Award presented by ET NOW WORLD CSR Awards on February 18, 2013. The award recognizes Indus’s initiatives in the direction of Women Empowerment, Environment and Education simultaneously. The achievement reflects Indus’s vision and commitment to translate into making a real difference to people's lives, and enhancing the Nation’s sustainability. The award is dedicated to our campaign “Putting India First”, as we continue to work collaboratively with our partners on an impactful scale bringing in significant environmental and social change.
Indus Towers has won the coveted GSMA Green Mobile Award for its Green Sites Project at the prestigious GSMA Awards Ceremony held in Barcelona, Spain recently. The GSMA Global Mobile Awards recognize and celebrate all the contributions made to the ever-evolving and developing mobile industry. This year there were over 600 entries and nominations for the 37 awards, the largest ever number of honors to be presented at the Global Mobile Awards. The awards were judged by a panel of independent experts, analysts, journalists, academics and, in some cases, mobile operator representatives.
Indus Towers is the proud winner of the tele.net Telecom Operator Awards 2013 under the ‘Best Infrastructure Provider’ category. This is the third consecutive year that Indus has won this award. It is indeed an honour to be recognized by the industry consistently. The winners of the 13 categories were selected on the basis of an extensive survey conducted amongst a carefully selected group of industry professionals, sector experts and key consumers. This award, once again, is a true testimony to the high standards that the Indus Team has set for the industry.
Indus Towers for first time won the 12th Annual Greentech Safety Award 2013 under the Silver Category in Telecom Infrastructure Sector. The award recognizes our efforts in maintaining ‘Safe Practices’ in the organization. We believe that a strong commitment to Environment, Safety & Health will benefit all aspects of the organization. We emphasize on Safety at work as well as at home and try to ensure good health of our employees and their families. The awards were given by the Chairman of Greentech Foundation and the Principal Secretary (IAS), Labour Welfare & Pension of Government of Punjab.
Indus Towers for first time has won the First Prize in Lean Category from the Lean & Six Sigma Excellence Awards (LSSEA)-2013, - ‘SR to RFAI Process Improvement’ as The Best Project on 8th October 2013. Excellence as a core Indus Value can be defined as a trait that ensures best in-class processes with a culture of continuous improvement, providing scalability and the highest standards of Quality at optimum cost. This award is a testimony that Indus has greatly evolved in a short span of 3 years and come a long way in exercising Excellence in the workplace and being recognized by an external platform.
Indus was presented with the ‘Green Company of the Year’ as well as ‘Top Telecom Company of the Year’ at the Amity Telecom Awards 2012. The award recognizes Indus’s commitment towards continuous innovation and enhanced operational efficiencies resulting in cost savings for its customers. The Green Company of the Year award signifies Indus’s green initiatives to reduce GHG emissions, use of renewable energy sources to power telecom, green telecom equipment and green design of passive telecom sites.
Indus was the recipient of the Tele.net Telecom Operators Awards 2012 in category of Best Infrastructure Provider, third year in a row. The award provides acknowledgement to Indus for its unparalleled performance in best in class-uptime, affordable services and customer focus.
Indus Towers was awarded the Green Initiatives Award at the Airtel Partners Meet 2012. The recognition comes in the light of Indus’ initiative to manage network operations by eliminating Diesel Genset running at the site by augmenting electricity supply / battery bank/other technology initiative (deployment of FCU, inverter and other technical solutions) without compromising on the network. With this Indus has already reduced usage of 62 million litres of diesel in the last 2 years.
Indus Towers received the prestigious Frost & Sullivan India ICT Award 2012 for the ‘Passive Infrastructure Provider of the Year'. The award recognizes companies for demonstrating an outstanding performance in the ICT market in areas of customer satisfaction, product and service innovation. The award is recognition of Indus’s relentless focus in creating infrastructure for the nation and making difference to the lives of ordinary citizens.
Indus bagged the Top Telecom Tower Company Award at the Voice & Data 100 Awards 2012. The award recognizes Indus’s outstanding performance in enabling communication for ordinary citizens at an affordable cost and connect more lives.
Indus Towers is very proud to have won the Aegis Graham Bell Awards 2012 for 'Indus i-CAP Program' in the category of Green Telecom. Aegis Graham Bell Awards is intended to promote innovation in the field of Time (Telecom, Internet, Media & Edutainment) and to provide recognition for outstanding contributions. This award is organized with the support of COAI and in association with Bloomberg TV India as Media Partner and PwC as Knowledge Partner.
Indus received the prestigious KPMG-Qimpro Award 2011 for Green Initiatives. This is the third award Indus received in the year 2011 for Green Initiatives; the other two being Voice & Data and CII National Energy Awards. The award once again highlights Indus’ commitment to environment for reducing diesel usage by 50 million tons through innovative methods and hence reducing carbon emission.
Indus was the recipient of the Tele.net Telecom Operators Awards 2011 in category of Best Infrastructure Provider, third year in a row. The award provides acknowledgement to Indus for its unparalleled performance in best in class-uptime, affordable services and customer focus.
Indus received the Green Company of the Year Award at the Voice & Data 100 Awards 2011 for initiating green solutions to provide clean and green energy by adopting non-renewable energy sources and also optimizing energy usage by deploying various techniques. This is V&D’s special category award and the first award for Indus under Green Initiative category.
Indus bagged the Top Telecom Tower Company Award at the Voice & Data 100 Awards 2011. The award recognizes Indus’s outstanding performance in enabling communication for ordinary citizens at an affordable cost.
Indus Towers has been awarded the 12th CII National Awards 2011 for Excellence in Energy Management under the category- “Innovative Energy Saving Product Services”. This award is primarily for Indus’ Free Cooling Units (FCU) to save energy. This award is a recognition of Indus’ commitment to one its core value of Environment.
Indus was honored with the “Excellence in After Sales Service Award” for its excellent after sales service to its customers under the category of OEM & Telecom Infra. ET Telecom Awards recognizes performance and felicitate the innovators of the telecom industry. The Excellence in After Sales Service Award recognizes Indus’s focused customer oriented approach.
Indus received the “Largest Independent Tower Company” award at the CMAI and Star News’ 5th National Telecom Awards 2011. This was the second consecutive year that Indus won this award. The award recognizes Indus’s role in providing uninterrupted mobile telecommunication facilities to ordinary citizens.
Indus is the proud recipient of “Enabling 3G services for the Nation Award”, a project under the category of Telecom at the Essar Steel-CNBC Infrastructure Excellence Awards 2011 . The award recognizes Indus for its speed of delivery services for 3G. Indus took up the ambitious task of hosting 3G equipment on 18,000 sites in less than six months. Today, it hosts more than 24,000 base stations servicing 3G, almost 80 per cent of the total installed in the country.
Indus Towers won the prestigious “ IBM - The Great Mind Challenge for Business“ for the Most Strategic Enterprise. Indus proposed the ‘Smart Tower’ framework which creates a touch and feel layer around the tower through multiple modes of automation and analytics. Indus was recognized for strategically solving the challenge of running a huge distributed asset base in a large country and providing unmatched certainty on its infrastructure.
Indus won at CMAI INFOCOM National Telecom Awards 2010. The award was presented by Dr JS Sarma, Chairman TRAI and Shri PJ Thomas, Secretary DOT and Chairman Telecom Commission. The award identifies and recognizes outstanding contributions to the ICT sector for building a National Telecom Network and thus providing an effective means of communications.
Indus bagged the Top Telecom Tower Company award at the Voice & Data 100 Awards 2010. The award recognized Indus Towers as the leader in the telecom tower space providing uninterrupted mobile services to ordinary citizens.
Indus is the proud recipient of “Best Infrastructure Project in Telecom”, a project under the category of Telecom at the Essar Steel-CNBC Infrastructure Excellence Awards 2010. The award recognizes Indus for its speed in delivering 24000 telecom sites within a short span of 18 months. Indus is proud to partner the nation in building her infrastructure and thus contributing to economic growth.