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  • Bharti Airtel crosses 300 million customers mark Yesterday

    New Delhi: India's largest telecom firm Bharti Airtel today said it has crossed 300 million customers mark across its mobile, fixed line, DSL and DTH services. Bharti Airtel, which began operations in 1995, reached the 100 million customers mark in 2009 and crossed the 200 million mark in 2012. "The latest 100...
  • A woman who is her husband's boss at work but still cooks for him at home? New telecom ad stirs up Twitter outrage and wit 2 days ago

    A new advertisement for the telecommunication company Airtel has got many users on Twitter with their knickers in a bunch, debating whether the campaign enforces stereotypes, breaks established family roles, is a modern twist to same old misogynist propaganda or just neo feminism riding on compromise. A woman is shown...
  • Samsung launches Galaxy S5 4G in India at Rs 53,500 July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: South Korean electronics giant Samsung launched a 4G compatible variant of its Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone in India priced at Rs 53,500. The Samsung Galaxy S5 4G will be available in the markets in India from July 20. "We are excited to introduce our first 4G variant...
  • Airtel to get show cause notice from DoT for hiding caller identity in MP July 8, 2014

    The Department of Telecom (DoT) is likely to seek legal opinion for issuing a show cause notice to Airtel on charges of hiding caller identity in Madhya Pradesh service area in January, 2011 posing a security threat. Earlier in October, 2011, the DoT had imposed Rs 50 crore fine on Airtel....
  • Airtel blocks 219 websites for infringing on Sony's World Cup 2014 telecast rights July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom major Airtel has told the Delhi High Court that it has blocked 219 websites which were allegedly infringing MSM Pvt Ltd's, formerly Sony, right to show matches of FIFA 2014 World Cup as the authorised broadcaster of the event in the Indian subcontinent. The websites blocked as...
  • Bharti Airtel gains; RBI allows increase in FII limit July 4, 2014

    Shares in Bharti Airtel Ltd(BRTI.NS) gain after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) increases limit for overseas investors to buy shares in the company. Foreign institutional investors can now invest up to 74 percent in Bharti Airtel under the portfolio investment scheme, the RBI said in a statement late on Thursday. The...
  • Here's why 4G technology will take another two years to gain momentum in India June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: It has been quite some time that the Indian telecom industry is talking about the fourth generation (4G) technology but is the market and the subscribers ready for it? Experts feel it will take another couple of years for 4G to gain steam and become a mass product...
  • 733 million GSM subscribers in India; Airtel leads with 28.41% market share June 19, 2014

    Bharti Airtel and Telewings Communications Services (Uninor) led subscriber additions in May, when the GSM base in the country grew marginally to 733 million with 6.19 million new mobile users, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said.There were 726.8 million GSM users at the end of April, the COAI...
  • Airtel launches 4G services on mobile in Kolkata June 18, 2014

    Kolkata: Bharti Airtel said on Tuesday it has launched 4G services on mobile in Kolkata with plans for pre-paid customers starting at Rs 42. The company had launched 4G service in Kolkata in 2012 which could be accessed through only dongles. "With the roll out of Airtel 4G services on mobile, customers...
  • Airtel launches 3G services in parts of Punjab May 29, 2014

    Chandigarh: Telecom major Bharti Airtel launched 3G mobile internet service for its users in parts of Punjab. The facility was made available to Airtel users after the company signed Intra Circle Roaming (ICR) pact with other operators who had the license for providing the services in the state. Airtel does not possess...
  • Watch: How many friends will come to your help when you call them at 4 AM? Especially if you spook them with a scary prank? May 28, 2014

    If you've called a friend at 4 AM in the morning and no one came to your help, it's probably because you spooked them the last time they tried to do you a good turn. An Airtel ad that's doing the rounds online shows a guy calling all his friends...
  • Airtel launches 4G services in Ludhiana May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel launched its fourth generation (4G) services in Ludhiana, with plans for post-paid mobile users starting at Rs 100. Ludhiana becomes second city in Punjab after Mohali where the country's largest mobile operator is offering 4G services. Airtel has services also in Bangalore, Kolkata, Pune, Chandigarh and...
  • Tata Sky hikes subscription rates by 8 per cent on premium services May 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Direct-to-home TV broadcast service provider Tata Sky has hiked its subscription rates by up to 8 per cent (up to Rs 370), on its select long-duration as well monthly packs from this month. The move comes after its rivals like Airtel TV, Videocon's D2H, Zee's Dish TV among others,...
  • Idea to offer its own 3G services in Delhi by March 2015 May 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Idea Cellular, the country's third largest telecom operator, will use its own network for offering 3G services in the lucrative Delhi circle from early next year. The operator, at present, is offering 3G services in the region through intra-circle roaming pacts with Airtel and...
  • Vodafone, Airtel, Idea resume 3G services in all circles May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom operators Vodafone and Idea Cellular said they will resume 3G services in circles where they don't have spectrum through intra-circle roaming (ICR) pacts with other operators. Bharti Airtel has also announced resumption of its 3G services in circles where it don't have spectrum. ...
  • Airtel to resume 3G services from May 5 May 4, 2014

    Kolkata: After telecom tribunal TDSAT upheld their plea to provide 3G intra-circle roaming services, Airtel today announced the resumption of its 3G services in eight circles. In a statement, the service provider said 3G roaming services would now be available in Haryana, Maharashtra, Goa, Kerala, MPCG (Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh), Gujarat,...
  • Airtel launches 4G services for mobile phones in Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula May 2, 2014

    Chandigarh: Telecom major Bharti Airtel today launched 4G Internet services for mobile phones in Chandigarh and neighbouring Mohali and Panchkula. "We are proud to announce the launch of the much-awaited 4G on mobile, empowering residents in the region to upgrade to 4G," Bharti Airtel's Hub CEO ? Upper North, Manu Sood,...
  • Airtel to cut discounts, may raise tariffs to meet costs April 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Country's largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel today said it will continue to cut discounted minutes and may raise tariffs to meet rising costs. "I think we will continue to see an opportunity to raise voice realisation through continued cut back of discounted minutes... We...
  • Tribunal overturns government ban on 3G roaming pacts April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The telecommunication tribunal on Tuesday ruled in favour of leading mobile phone carriers who had challenged a government ban on pacts between them to provide 3G services beyond their licenced zones, a lawyer on the case said. Bharti Airtel Ltd, Vodafone Group Plc's local unit and Idea Cellular were...
  • Bharti Infratel Q4 net profit jumps 64 per cent April 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian telecommunications tower operator Bharti Infratel Ltd reported a 64 per cent jump in its quarterly profit, beating estimates on higher revenue from leasing mobile phone masts to phone carriers. Bharti Infratel, just under 80 per cent owned by top Indian phone carrier Bharti Airtel Ltd, said consolidated net...
  • Airtel launches unlimited-usage mobile service packs for its pre-paid customers April 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel launched multiple unlimited-usage service schemes starting from Rs 7 for its pre-paid customers. "Bharti Airtel today introduced its Night Store - a first of its kind store that will enable customers to buy value for money offers on their prepaid...
  • Nokia, Airtel partner to offer free 3G data to Nokia X users April 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Finnish handset giant Nokia has partnered country's largest private telecom firm Bharti Airtel to offer 500 MB 3G data per month for three months for buyers of its recently launched Nokia X Android-powered smartphone. Customers in non-3G circles can enjoy the same benefit on 2G data, the handset...
  • Airtel to hike fixed line broadband rates from April by up to 40 per cent March 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Airtel's fixed-line broadband customers will have to shell out more for Internet services from next month as the service provider has hiked the charges, by up to 40 per cent in certain plans. The operator has informed its customers that the increase in broadband...
  • Reliance Jio, Bharti Infratel sign tower sharing agreement March 4, 2014

    Ahead of the launch of its mobile services, Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio Infocomm on Wednesday signed an agreement with Bharti Infratel to utilise the latter's tower infrastructure. The companies have signed a master services agreement and pricing would be at 'arm's length,' based on prevailing market rates, a joint statement by...
  • Airtel first to cross the 200 million mobile-user mark in India February 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel, India's biggest mobile service company, has become the first in the country to cross 200 million subscribers. The telecom major said in a statement said that it "has crossed the 200 million mobile subscriber mark in India, further consolidating its leadership position in the world's second-largest...
  • Bharti Airtel agrees to acquire smaller rival Loop Mobile February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel Ltd, India's top telecommunications carrier, said on Tuesday it had agreed to acquire smaller rival Loop Mobile - the first merger in the country's crowded telecoms market in nearly six years. Bharti did not say how much it was paying for the assets of Loop Mobile, which...
  • Airtel launches 4G mobile services for iPhone 5s, 5c users in Bangalore February 15, 2014

    Bangalore: Bharti Airtel, India largest private telecom operator, said it has launched 4G mobile services for Apple iPhone 5s and 5c users in the city enabling high definition video streaming with zero buffering among other features. iPhone owners would be able to enjoy these services at...
  • Airtel launches 4G on mobile in Bangalore February 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom service provider Bharti Airtel along with Apple Friday launched India's first 4G on mobile, a company statement said. The statement said now Airtel customers in Bangalore on Apple iPhone 5s or 5c will be able to experience 4G on their mobile at the current 3G prices. "Customers have to...
  • Bharti Airtel Q3 net profit jumps 115 per cent to Rs 610 crore January 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Led by growth in data revenues, country's largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel's net profit rose 115.1 per cent to Rs 610 crore for the quarter ended December 2013. The company had reported a net profit of Rs 284 crore in the corresponding period last financial year, the company said...
  • Bharti Enterprises announces top level changes January 28, 2014

    In top level organisational changes, Bharti Enterprises on Tuesday elevated Gopal Vittal to head Airtel's operations in India and South Asia. Vittal is currently Airtel's joint MD ~~amp;amp; CEO (India). Manoj Kohli will also relinquish his position as MD ~~amp;amp; CEO (International) Bharti Airtel and will take over as MD of...