AIRTEL

  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 3 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • After net neutrality protests Flipkart pulls out of Airtel Zero 3 days ago

    Following a huge backlash on social media over its decision to partner with Airtel for Airtel Zero, e-commerce giant Flipkart has now pulled out of the program. The decision from Flipkart comes in the wake of growing protests against net neutrality abuse. ...
  • News 360: Naxals target development projects, says intelligence reports 3 days ago

    Maoists are changing their strategy in their fight against the state, says latest intelligence reports. Naxals in desperation are targeting development projects. There have been 31 attacks on economic targets in 4 months compared with 25 in 2014. ...
  • Fully support net neutrality: Airtel 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Telecom major Airtel, on Tuesday, said it fully supports the concept of net neutrality and its 'Airtel Zero' platform is open to all on non-discriminatory basis. The comments follow e-commerce major Flipkart's decision to "walk away" from its proposed tie-up with Airtel that has been at the centre of...
  • Is net neutrality still a pipe dream? 3 days ago

    Telecom major Airtel, on Tuesday, said it fully supports the concept of net neutrality and its 'Airtel Zero' platform is open to all on non-discriminatory basis. ...
  • Airtel attempts to clear misconceptions about Zero platform after Flipkart walks away from the deal 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Telecom major Airtel said it fully supports the concept of net-neutrality and its 'Airtel Zero' platform is open to all on non-discriminatory basis. The comments follow e-commerce major Flipkart's decision to "walk away" from its proposed tie-up with Airtel that has been at the centre of a raging debate...
  • No deal signed for Airtel Zero as it violated net neutrality: Flipkart 4 days ago

    Caught in the debate over net neutrality, Flipkart on Tuesday ended its deal with Airtel for its 'Airtel Zero' pack. Speaking over the agreement, Flipkart CEO-Commerce Mukesh Bansal said, "we want an open and democratic internet. We never signed any deal for Airtel Zero as we realised that in the...
  • Flipkart pulls out of Airtel Zero amidst net neutrality protests 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Following a huge backlash on social media over its decision to partner with Airtel for Airtel Zero, e-commerce giant Flipkart has now pulled out of the program. The decision from Flipkart comes in the wake of growing protests against net neutrality abuse. Flipkart, in an emailed statement, said, "We...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 4 days ago

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • Net neutrality: Is free internet a myth? 4 days ago

    The Internet is under threat in India as telecom operators have gone to the TRAI to allow them to block apps and websites and charge money from both consumers and businesses to the detriment of users. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 4 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Future Rafale deals will also be under government to government, says Parrikar 4 days ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his recent visit to France negotiated with the government there to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets in fly-away condition under a new deal. After meeting French President Francois Hollande in Paris on April 11, Modi announced that IAF would get 36 Rafale jets. ...
  • Report on net neutrality by mid-May: Ravi Shankar Prasad 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A committee on net neutrality, set up by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), will submit its report by the second week of May to help the government make a comprehensive decision on the contentious issue, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Monday. Net neutrality means that...
  • Timeline: The net neutrality debate in India 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The idea of net neutrality or free and equal Internet to all has garnered wide attention from across the globe. While countries like the US, Chile, Netherlands and Brazil have already adopted Net Neutrality that doesn't allow discrimination of Internet content or charge users differently based on the...
  • What exactly is Net Neutrality? 1 week ago

    "What is this Net Neutrality business everyone is talking about?" "Arre who cares, yaar! Anyway dude look at this post, '17 things every cat lover can relate to' It's so funny!" You should care. This is the kind of stuff that you just may not be able to look at...
  • Net neutrality: Airtel defends data pricing, aims to bust myths regarding Airtel Zero 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Stating that the Internet is neutral and will continue to be so, a senior official from Bharti Airtel asserted that an operator has a right to maximise its revenue from customers. "The Internet, I believe, was neutral, is neutral and will be neutral. There is absolutely no agenda, no direction,...
  • Airtel now won't charge users for certain apps; data charges to be brone by app providers April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel launched an open marketing platform that will allow customers to access a variety of mobile applications for free while the data charges will be paid by the application providers. "Akin to the established concept of toll-free voice calling, Airtel Zero will allow everyone from big...
  • Telecom spectrum auction ends, government raises record Rs 1.10 trillion March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Government raised a record Rs 109,874.91 crore in the country's biggest and the fiercest auction of telecom spectrum that ended on Wednesday, triggering fears of hike in call and data rates. Incumbents Airtel, Idea and Vodafone bid aggressively to protect their businesses as new players like Reliance Jio...
  • Bharti Airtel partners Amazon to offer cloud services in India March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel today announced partnership with Amazon Web Services to offer its cloud computing services to customers in India. "In line with this market adoption, we are excited to strengthen Airtel's cloud services portfolio by adding Amazon Web Services to our growing list of cloud services providers....
  • Mobile operators stare at costly victory as spectrum auction sale ends March 18, 2015

    Mumbai: Cellphone operators are snatching up precious bandwidth in the latest telecom auction, paying top dollar for spectrum to roll out high-speed coverage across India. The fear among investors is that the companies' balance sheets may now be under pressure. The government had raised a record Rs 1,07,000 crores ($17.07...
  • Spectrum auction bids reach Rs 1,03,046 crore at the end of day 11 March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Government's spectrum auction kitty on Monday rose marginally to Rs 1,03,046 crore at the end of 11th day of the biggest sale of 2G and 3G airwaves. There was no bidding activity for 2100 MHz, used for offering 3G services, today. As per the Department of Telecom (DoT), over 87...
  • Airtel, Orange join hands for video conferencing business March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel's business-to-business service arm has partnered France-based Orange Business Services to allow their customers connect with each other for video conferencing facility. "Airtel Managed Video Conference customers will be able to collaborate with the Orange customers and vice-versa with an ease that is comparable to making...
  • For free access to Internet, government must make spectrum free: Airtel CEO March 9, 2015

    Barcelona: Taking on social networking giant Facebook's ambitious 'free internet' plans, telecom major Bharti Airtel chief Sunil Mittal has said the companies should do 'philanthropy' if they stop charging for mobile internet. Facebook has launched an 'internet.org' initiative under which users can access internet free of charge for select websites if...
  • Airtel to double 4G network by next year: CEO Sunil Mittal March 9, 2015

    Barcelona: Flush with an investment outlay of USD 3 billion a year on networks, telecom major Bharti Airtel plans to double its 4G network by next fiscal as it gears up to take on competition, including the much-awaited foray of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries group. "We have decided to roll out...
  • Spectrum auction garners bids worth Rs 86,000 crore on day 4 March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Government has got commitments of Rs 86,000 crore from telecom players at the end of fourth day of spectrum auction -- crossing the targetted minimum amount of Rs 82,000 crore from the ongoing sale of 2G and 3G airwaves. The auction will resume on Monday morning as there is...
  • Spectrum auction garners bids worth Rs 77,000 crore at the end of third day March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Government has garnered bids worth around Rs 77,000 crore at the end of three days of spectrum auction as telecom operators continued to bid aggressively. "The bidding has taken place in all bands. At present, a value of approximately Rs 77,000 crore has been committed by bidders in respect...
  • Second day of spectrum auction ends; bids grow to Rs 65,000 crore March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The second day of the biggest ever telecom spectrum auction ended today with total bids growing to about Rs 65,000 crore, as the telecom operators bid aggressively across all bands including those for 2G and 3G. The auction will continue on Friday, despite it being a holiday on...
  • Telecom auction gets Rs 60,000 crore bids on first day March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: The biggest ever auction of 2G and 3G airwaves on Wednesday began on a high note with operators making bids worth an estimated Rs 60,000 crore after six rounds of bidding in all four bands. The bidding will resume tomorrow morning in the auction through which the government...
  • Spectrum auction begins; government eyeing over Rs 80,000 crore revenue March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: The much awaited spectrum auction, wherein eight companies are bidding to acquire airwaves in four bands, started on Wednesday. The auction is the biggest ever sale of 2G and 3G airwaves which may fetch the government over Rs 82,000 crore. A total of 380.75 MHz of spectrum in three...
  • Facebook's Zuckerberg keen to partner with telecom operators; lauds them for connecting more people to the Internet March 4, 2015

    Barcelona: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today offered to partner with telecom operators to expand internet access, while lauding the efforts of Indian giant Airtel and other telcos on this front. Trying to woo telecom operators, he said: "It is really important not to lose sight of the fact that the real...