Aircel is an Indian mobile network operator headquartered in Gurgaon that offers voice and 2G, 3G and 4G data services. Maxis Communications holds a 74% stake and Sindya Securities and Investments holds the remaining 26%. Aircel was founded by C Sivasankaran and commenced operations in Tamil Nadu in 1999. It is the fifth largest mobile service provider in India with a subscriber base of 90.9 million subscribers as of March 2017. Aircel is a market leader in Tamil Nadu and has considerable presence in Odisha, Assam and North-East telecom circles.