AIRCEL Full Form? The term AIRCEL is not an acronym to have a full form. It is just the name of a company. Aircel refers to the mobile network operator which is headquartered in the capital city of Tamil Nadu, Chennai. The company provides 2G, 3G, 4G, and voice services. Maxis Communications has 74 percent stakes whereas the Sindya Securities and Investments has 26 percent stakes in the company. It is presently the fifth biggest mobile service operator in India as far as the year 2015 is considered. Aircel is a key market player in the State of Tamil Nadu, with a significant presence in North-East, Assam, and Odisha circles.
Aircel was established by C. Sivasankaran, which started operating in Tamil Nadu in the year 1999. With time, it became one of the fastest growing mobile telecommunications services in the country. Aircel is actively involved in sponsorship sector. It is the primary shirt sponsor of the Indian Premier League (abbreviated as the IPL) team Chennai Super Kings as well as the I-League football team named ShillongLajong FC. It is the sponsor of Atletico de Kolkata FC that plays in the football competition Indian Super League. It is engaged with notable personalities such as Mary Kom, Sameera Reddy, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Dhanush, etc.
The company was mired in controversy over alleged irregularities in the takeover process by the Maxis Communications. It was also one of the 7 companies to which the Department of Telecommunications sent notices for not meeting the radiation norms in their respective tower stations in the year 2012. The company also came to limelight due to its poor coverage in the National Capital Region.