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  • Bharti Airtel calls off Rs 700 crore deal to acquire Loop Mobile November 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Shares of Bharti Airtel fell by nearly 3 per cent on Wednesday after the company called off its plans to acquire business and assets of Loop Mobile. Stocks of the telecom major fell by 2.70 per cent to settle at Rs 385.30 on the BSE. During the day, it...
  • Airtel to hike post-paid rentals by about 12 per cent from December November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Country's biggest telecom operator Airtel has announced an increase in its post-paid monthly charges by about 12 per cent in select plans, effective December. "Eff. (effective) 3-Dec 2014, bill plan rental for your airtel mobile will be revised from Rs 199 per month to Rs 224 per month," Airtel...
  • Telcom operators expected to pass on to customers the burden of spectrum cost; may raise mobile tariffs October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Industry body COAI has said mobile tariffs may go up soon as telecom operators are expected to pass on to customers the burden of spectrum cost they will incur in the upcoming auction. The auction of airwaves is likely to be conducted in February next year. "Definitely there will...
  • Airtel rolls out 'public Wi-Fi' service in Hyderabad October 10, 2014

    Hyderabad: Bharti Airtel on Friday rolled out "public Wi-Fi" facility at select locations in Information Technology hub of Hitec City here as a first step towards Telangana government's goal of making Hyderabad a Wi-Fi enabled city. Under the facility launched on pilot basis, users of smartphone, tablets and other Wi-Fi-enabled devices...
  • Ericsson bags 4G network deal from Bharti Airtel October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Swedish telecom gear firm Ericsson on Thursday said that it has signed a LTE or 4G network deal with country's largest mobile operator Bharti Airtel. The company, however, refused to share more information on the deal including the financial and circle details. "Airtel...
  • Airtel, Vodafone, Idea hike mobile Internet rates by up to 100% October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom operators have raised mobile internet rates up to 100 per cent in June-September period across country. Airtel is latest to increase mobile rates by up to 33 per cent while Vodafone and Idea have started gradually implementing the increased mobile internet rates from June. The three companies jointly hold...
  • Leading telcos hike mobile internet rates by up to 100 per cent October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom operators have raised mobile internet rates up to 100 per cent in June-September period across country. Airtel is latest to increase mobile rates by up to 33 per cent while Vodafone and Idea have started gradually implementing the increased mobile internet rates from June. ...
  • J&K limps back to normalcy, mobile services partially restored September 13, 2014

    Srinagar: After having been cut off for more than a week, Jammu and Kashmir is heading back to the communication grid. Telecom servies in the flood hit Kashmir Valley are being normalised with BSNL restoring around 80 per cent of the affected network. Other private mobile service providers inlcuding Airtel,...
  • Airtel's Wynk music streaming app crosses 1 lakh downloads in 4 days September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel's cross operator music application Wynk has crossed one lakh downloads in 4 days with more than 50 per cent of consumers are from other telecom players. "Wynk Music crossed its first milestone witnessing 1 lakh downloads in just 4 days of its launch. Wynk is now...
  • Bharti Airtel launches music streaming app Wynk September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel has launched Wynk Music, a carrier agnostic music streaming mobile application, with a music library of over 1.7 million songs including Hindi, regional and international hits, an official said Tuesday. "In India, Internet is predominantly on mobile. This music application Wynk can be used in both Android...
  • Facebook launches Internet.org app to let users access basic Internet services for free July 31, 2014

    New York: Facebook's Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online with an app launching Thursday in Zambia. The Internet.org app will give subscribers of Zambia's Airtel phone company access to a set of basic Internet services for free....
  • Bharti Airtel crosses 300 million customers mark July 28, 2014

    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 July 28, 2014

    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 prepaid 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 postpaid 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: Directtohome TV broadcast service provider Tata Sky has hiked its subscription rates by up to 8 per cent (up to Rs 370), on its select longduration 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 intracircle 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 intracircle 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 intracircle 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 muchawaited 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...