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Airtel up over 2% as RBI allows higher FII limit

Airtel up over 2% as RBI allows higher FII limitMumbai - Shares of Bharti Airtel Friday rose by over 2 percent after the Reserve Bank increased limit for overseas investors to buy shares in the company.

After a positive opening, the telecom major's scrip further gained 2.32 percent to Rs 345.20 on the BSE.

On the NSE, the stock was up 2.44 percent to Rs 345.20.

Airtel to offer free 3G data for Nokia X customers

Airtel to offer free 3G data for Nokia X customersIndia's leading telecom service provider, Airtel has said that it is planning to offer free 3G free 3G data data for three months with the new Nokia X.

The new Nokia X was released in the country in the previous month. The handset maker has tied up with Bharti Airtel to offer free 3G data to its customers. The telecom service provider has announced that it will offer 500MB of 3G data free for a period of 3 months with the handset.

Airtel Bangladesh selects Huawei as 3G network partner

Airtel-Huawei-3G-BangladeshNew Delhi, Sep 10 : Airtel Bangladesh Limited Tuesday announced Huawei Technologies Bangladesh Limited as its network partner for the upcoming launch of 3G Services in Bangladesh.

Airtel has been awarded the 3G license with 5 MHz of spectrum in 2100 MHz band in the 3G license auction held on Sep 8, 2013.

Telecom firms come to flood victims' aid

Airtel-VodafoneNew Delhi, June 22 : To help people stranded in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Western Uttar Pradesh, some telecom service providers have begun allowing free hotline services, extending credit limits of customers and setting up helpline centres.

Airtel has made hotline service 55100 Emergency Alerts free for 30 days for all its subscribers who are stuck in these three states. Every alert will automatically include the location information.

Tanzania to buy back Airtel's stake in TTCL

Tanzania to buy back Airtel's stake in TTCLTanzania's government has plans to gain full ownership of Tanzania Telecommunications Corp Ltd (TTCL) by buying back a stake from the local subsidiary of Bharti Airtel.

Bharti Airtel, the biggest telecommunications firm India, holds the 35 per cent stake in Tanzania's state-run telecoms firm TTCL.

The Tanzania President's office announced that the government was all set to start talks with Bharti Airtel to buy back the stake to gain full control of the TTCL.

Facebook teams up with Airtel and Reliance in India to provide free messaging to mobile users

Facebook teams up with Airtel and Reliance in India to provide free messaging to mobile usersPopular social network Facebook has teamed up with select telecom providers - Airtel and Reliance Communications - in India for offering the advantage of free messaging to the mobile users in the country.

Facebook's tie-up with Airtel and Reliance is part of the social network's recent move to partner with 18 telecom operators in 14 countries - India included - for offering free or heavily discounted access to its Facebook Messenger app on different platforms.

Airtel Wi-Fi hotspot inaugurated at City Centre mall in Mangalore

airtelAccording to a press release from Mangalore, an Airtel Wi-Fi hotspot zone was inaugurated at City Centre mall on Saturday, February 9; thanks to a tie-up between Bharati Airtel and Mohitsham group. The inauguration of Airtel Wi-Fi hotspot zone has made the City Centre mall the first mall Karnataka mall to have gone completely Wi-Fi.

As per the press release, the Airtel Wi-Fi hotspot zone at City Centre mall was inaugurated the mall's MD Harshad; in the presence of Bharati Airtel Karnataka's COO Saurabh Goel, and Mohitsham's executive chairman Sahood.

Aircel and RCOM accuses Airtel of abusing its dominant position

Aircel and RCOM accuses Airtel of abusing its dominant positionAircel and Reliance Communications (RCOM) have accused billionaire Sunil Mittal-promoted Bharti Airtel of abusing its dominant position.

Aircel and RCOM have alleged that Airtel has resorted to pressure tactics just days before the festival of Diwali to compel them to pay more towards SMS termination fees.

Airtel has asked its rival operators to sign an interconnect agreement, which asks rival operators to pay 10 paise per SMS sent by a non-Airtel customer.

Airtel slashes 3G plan prices by upto 70 per cent

Airtel slashes 3G plan prices by upto 70 per centIndia leading telecom service provider, Airtel has reduced the price for some of the third-generation (3G) mobile data plans by as much as 70 per cent putting pressure on other companies in the sector to follow suit in order to avoid losing customers in the fierily competitive market.

The move is to boost the uptake of the 3G service in the country, which remains low despite the fact that there are as many as 900 million mobile phone users in the country. According to estimates, only about 12 million users in the country are linked to the faster 3G net work.

Airtel launches 4G services in Kolkata, first in India

Airtel launches 4G services in Kolkata, first in IndiaKolkata, April 10 : Telecom major Bharti Airtel Tuesday launched broadband wireless access (BWA) services based on 4G technology here.

With this launch, the firm became the first player to launch the 4G service in India.

The high speed service was inaugurated here by union Communications Minister Kapil Sibal.

A successor to the 3G and 2G families, 4G is expected to be five times quicker than 3G services. It would offer services such as high-definition mobile TV and video conferencing.

CBI raids Vodafone, Airtel offices in 2G spectrum case

CBI raids Vodafone, Airtel offices in 2G spectrum caseThe Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has conducted raids on the Vodafone office in Mumbai and Airtel office in Gurgaon after filing a new case in the 2G spectrum case.

CBI registered a new FIR against ex-telecom secretary Shyamal Ghosh former director of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) JR Gupta and telecom giants Airtel and Vodafone.

Airtel increases ISD tariff by a tenth

Airtel increases ISD tariff by a tenthIndia’s leading telecom service provider, Bharti Airtel has increased international tariffs for some destinations for all of its subscribers by about ten per cent.

The operator has also reduced certain benefits on add-on services provided to the pre-paid customers. A company spokesperson said that tariff changes is a continuous process for the company and is part of the market dynamics.

With the correction of tariffs for a few international destinations, we continue to remain competitive and deliver value to our customers," the spokesperson said.

Telecom Ministry imposes penalty of Rs 50 crore on Airtel, Tata

Telecom Ministry imposes penalty of Rs 50 crore on Airtel, TataThe union telecom ministry has reportedly imposed a penalty of Rs 50 crore each on Bharti Airtel and Tata Communications for violations of International Long Distance (ILD) licence terms and conditions.

The ministry found the two telecom operators in violation of the conditions as they were found to have offered international private lease circuits to foreign company SingTel. IT is believed that the Department of Telecom (DoT) has sent notices to the two operators for violating the terms and conditions of ILD.

Bharti Airtel repots decline in volumes in the third quarter

Bharti Airtel repots decline in volumes in the third quarterIndia’s leading mobile phone service provider, Bharti Airtel Ltd has surprisingly reported a fall in traffic carried on its mobile networks in the third quarter of the year.

The company announced last week that the total number of minutes carried on its mobile network fell 1.9% in the quarter. It also reported a 2 per cent decline in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (Ebitda) in its mobile service unit.

Bharti Airtel's quarterly net profit drops

Bharti Airtel's quarterly net profit dropsMumbai, Aug 3 : Telecom major Bharti Airtel Wednesday reported a 25.8 percent fall in its net profit at Rs. 1,432.3 crore for the quarter ended June 30, according to Indian accounting standards.

The company posted a net profit of Rs. 1,930.9 crore in the previous corresponding period.

Net sales of the company, however, rose to Rs. 10,180 crore during the period under review, up from Rs. 9,323.7 crore it logged in the April-June quarter of 2010, according to a regulatory filing by the firm.

Airtel Permits Users’ To Access Facebook For Free

Airtel Permits Users’ To Access Facebook For FreeLeading telecom operator Bharti Airtel has announced that its subscribers can access the online social networking site Facebook for free.

Airtel, which has more than 130 million subscribers, stated that the new offer will be available only for two months till Aug 31.

The Facebook site will be accesible in English, Hindi and five more Indian languages comprising Punjabi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam.

Indian consumers may get fast internet

Indian consumers may get fast internetAirtel has announced to launch its broadband VDSL services to few selected regions of the country, presently New Delhi and Gurgaon. Airtel's VDSL services boasts a speed of 50 Mbps.

In case of bandwidth services, India is always counted as backward when compared to other countries of the world.

Few years back, India was just dependent upon dial up networks and the best broadband connections use to provide a maximum speed up to 2 to 4 Mbps but as the time runs and technology enters the Indian market, situation has improved at a faster rate.

3GS with Vodafone too!

Vodafone-3GWhen the competitor (Airtel) proclaims the challenger (Vodafone) has to answer and so did Vodafone! It has launched the 3GS platform for its network as well answering a call to Airtel's competition.

Posed to be the fastest and the most powerful iPhone device, it comes with 3 MP camera, video recording and hands free voice control features.

In regard of this launch Vodafone Essar Chief Marketing Officer Kumar Ramanathan said, "We are delighted to offer iPhone 3GS in India. We are confident our customers will enjoy the revolutionary iPhone and the flexibility of our tailored tariff plans".

IPL Telecast by YouTube to be Enhanced By Airtel with 2Mbps Speed Offer for Broadband Users

IPL Telecast by YouTube to be Enhanced By Airtel with 2Mbps Speed Offer for Broadband UsersAs the IPL "Season 3 fever" blankets the country full of cricket fans, Bharti Airtel, plans to amuse the broadband customers with an obsession of the game by offering them a faster and free access of YouTube's coverage of the IPL matches. The speed, particularly for this offer will be elevated to 2Mbps from 12th of March to 25th of April. Earlier YouTube had decided to avail the coverage from youtube. com/ipl. com.

Tata Sky to ASCI: Airtel Digital’s ‘Dil Titli’ TV commercial “misleading”

Tata Sky to ASCI: Airtel Digital’s ‘Dil Titli’ TV commercial “misleading” In its letter to Alan Collaco, the secretary-general of Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI), Tata Sky has alleged that Airtel Digital Television’s commercial that claims a ‘superior picture quality’ is “misleading”.




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