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  • Airtel launches unlimited-usage mobile service packs for its pre-paid customers 16-04-2014 05:30 PM

    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 mobile for internet usage...
  • Nokia, Airtel partner to offer free 3G data to Nokia X users 09-04-2014 10:39 AM

    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 11-03-2014 07:43 PM

    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 rates would be effective...
  • Reliance Jio, Bharti Infratel sign tower sharing agreement 04-03-2014 05:37 PM

    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...
  • Airtel first to cross the 200 million mobile-user mark in India 19-02-2014 03:47 PM

    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 18-02-2014 10:37 AM

    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,...
  • Airtel launches 4G mobile services for iPhone 5s, 5c users in Bangalore 15-02-2014 05:41 PM

    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 3G prices. "Now Airtel...
  • Airtel launches 4G on mobile in Bangalore 14-02-2014 03:58 PM

    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...
  • Bharti Airtel Q3 net profit jumps 115 per cent to Rs 610 crore 29-01-2014 11:30 AM

    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...
  • Bharti Enterprises announces top level changes 28-01-2014 06:04 PM

    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...
  • Airtel may sell mobile towers in Nigeria for about $550 million 22-01-2014 08:52 PM

    New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel is expected to sell-off mobile towers in Nigeria, biggest revenue generating market for the company in Africa, for $500-550 million by April, industry sources said. The company has less than 4,000 mobile towers in the African country. When contacted Airtel spokesperson said: "As a...
  • ZTE in talks with Airtel for 4G deal in Delhi, Mumbai 18-01-2014 04:17 PM

    Hong Kong: Chinese telecom equipment major ZTE Corporation is in talks with India's largest private telecom player Bharti Airtel for deploying 4G equipment in the Mumbai and Delhi circles. The Shenzhen-headquartered has already deployed 4G LTE networks for Airtel in Kolkata, Punjab and Haryana circles. "We are in discussions to...
  • Reliance enters 2G race, telecoms firms fall on spectrum worries 16-01-2014 07:12 PM

    Shares of India's leading mobile carriers slump on concerns over possible high bidding prices at a spectrum auction next month after eight companies applied to bid, signalling much stronger competition than expected. Reliance Industries, which bought pan-India 4G telecoms permits three years ago, has also applied to bid in the...
  • Airtel, Vodafone, RJIL, 5 others apply for spectrum auction 16-01-2014 11:55 AM

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and a surprise entrant Reliance Industries are among the 8 telecom operators that have applied for bidding in the next month's spectrum auction through which the government is expecting at least Rs 11,300 crore. Tata Teleservices, Idea Cellular and Anil Ambani Group's Reliance Communications were...
  • Government plans to finalise spectrum charges before auction 15-01-2014 03:03 PM

    The government expects to finalise the issue of annual spectrum charges, over which telecom operators have locked horns, before the auction of airwaves scheduled to start on February 3. "...all will be resolved before auction," Telecom Secretary M F Farooqui told reporters on the sidelines of the Telecom Sector Skill...
  • TRAI delays mobile phone spectrum auction to Feb 3 28-12-2013 08:10 PM

    India's planned mobile phone spectrum auction will start on February 3, the government said on Saturday, delaying the bidding by 10 days from the original schedule. The telecommunications ministry will auction airwaves in the 900 and 1800 megahertz frequency bands in the auction, which is crucial for leading carriers Bharti...
  • Airtel offers free Facebook access in 9 Indian languages 27-12-2013 01:01 PM

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel announced that it will now offer free Facebook access in 9 Indian languages to its prepaid customers across India. Airtel mobile customers who are Facebook users on the Mobile (browser or app) will be able to view or upload photos, post status updates, comment and write...
  • TCS, ITC biggest wealth creators during 2008-2013: Study 14-12-2013 12:46 PM

    Software major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has emerged as the biggest wealth creator over the past five years, while Reliance Industries and RCom top the list of companies where investors lost the most in terms of market capitalisation, says a study. A wealth creation study conducted by financial services company...
  • Reliance Jio, Airtel join hands for sharing infrastructure 10-12-2013 06:36 PM

    Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio Infocomm and Sunil Mittal-headed Bharti Airtel on Tuesday announced a comprehensive arrangement for sharing telecom infrastructure, a partnership that will help them reduce costs they incur on their respective networks. "This (arrangement) will include optic fibre network inter and intra city, submarine cable networks, towers and...
  • Sunil Mittal: Riding the high tide in Indian telecom 28-11-2013 12:09 PM

    Sunil Bharti Mittal Chairman and managing director, Bharti Enterprises Age: 55 Rank in the Rich List: 10 Net Worth: $6.6 billion The Big Challenge Faced in the Last Year: Steadying Airtel's operations and maintaining its market leadership in a highly competitive, regulated and, yet, uncertain sector The Way Forward: Focusing...
  • Mobile tariffs may go up every year: Vodafone MD 10-11-2013 06:03 PM

    New Delhi: India's second largest telecom operator Vodafone expects phone call and other mobile services rates to go up every year, indicating that low tariff regime may not be sustainable any longer for the industry. "We have lower tariffs for 18 years against inflation of 8-9 per cent per year....
  • Bharti Airtel Q2 net falls 29 per cent on forex losses 30-10-2013 11:11 AM

    Bharti Airtel Ltd reported a 29 per cent fall in quarterly profit on foreign exchange losses, the 15th consecutive quarter of declining profits for the world's No.4 mobile phone carrier by customers. Consolidated net profit fell to 5.12 billion rupees for its fiscal second quarter ended September 30 from 7.21...
  • Telecom user base grows marginally to 90.61 crore in August 26-10-2013 11:11 AM

    New Delhi: The total number of telecom subscribers rose marginally to 90.61 crore at end of August this year, sectoral regulator TRAI said. "The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 904.46 million at the end of July, 2013 to 906.18 million at the end of August 2013, thereby...
  • Bharti Airtel shares fall as rival Idea lowers voice volumes 25-10-2013 01:59 PM

    Bharti Airtel Ltd's shares fall as much as 2 per cent after rival Idea Cellular Ltd on Thursday reported lower voice volumes in the July-September quarter from the previous quarter. Idea is much smaller than Bharti in revenue terms, but both mobile carriers operate on the GSM technology and have...
  • GSM subscribers up by 4.41 million in September 16-10-2013 01:36 PM

    New Delhi: The all-India GSM subscribers increased by 4.41 million in September 2013, data released by Cellular Operators Association of India said here Wednesday. Total number of GSM subscribers as of September 2013 stood at 678.82 million. Airtel recorded the maximum subscribers at 193.39 million. It was followed by Vodafone...
  • Nobody in India can buy Airtel, says Sunil Bharti Mittal 03-10-2013 10:57 AM

    Johannesburg: Asserting that there is nobody in India who can buy Airtel, Bharti group Chairman Sunil Mittal said the telecom firm will look at opportunities to acquire another firm in India, provided that there is a clear merger and acquisition policy in place. "I don't think so that there is...
  • BCCI to decide on home series title sponsors tomorrow 02-10-2013 10:14 AM

    Mumbai: The newly constituted 26-member BCCI marketing committee headed by Amitabh Chaudhary would meet in Mumbai on Thursday to decide on new title sponsors for the international matches organised in India for next six months. The BCCI had invited new bids from corporate houses after existing series title sponsors -...
  • BCCI invites bids for sponsorship rights 19-09-2013 04:39 PM

    Mumbai: The Indian Cricket Board on Thursday invited bids for the title sponsorship rights of BCCI's international and domestic matches after telecom giant Airtel decided not to renew its contract. "The Board of Control for Cricket in India has published an ITT (Invitation to Tender) for Title Sponsorship rights for...
  • Airtel not to renew sponsorship deal with BCCI: Sources 18-09-2013 06:03 PM

    Sources have told CNN-IBN that Telecom giant Airtel has decided not to renew it's sponsorship deal, worth Rs 3.33 crore, with the BCCI. ...