Airtel launches Open Network microsite for customers to check network coverage/signal strength

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Airtel announced network transformation program – Project Leap last year, aimed at improving network quality. Later it launched a microsite so that all the customers can see the network coverage for voice, basic data services (2G) and high speed data services (3G/ 4G) in their regions. Today it has launched open network microsite under Project Leap that will allow customers to check if the Airtel mobile network in an area is excellent, good, moderate or non-existent, along with the status of corresponding sites serving the area – existing, required, being upgraded or forcibly shut down. Continue reading “Airtel launches Open Network microsite for customers to check network coverage/signal strength”

Airtel launches 4G LTE services in Sivakasi and Villupuram

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Airtel has launched its 4G LTE services in Sivakasi and Villupuram in Tamilnadu. It was the first operator to launch 4G in Tamilnadu back in June 2015. It was launched in Chidambaram, Sriperumbudur and Karaikudi in the state last month and is already available in Coimbatore, Erode, Hosur, Madurai, Pondicherry, Salem, Tirunelveli, Tirupur, Trichy, Vellore, Cuddalore, Ambur, Rajapalayam, Kovilpatti, Periyanaicken-palayam (Tp), Namakkal and Gudiyatham.
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Airtel launches double data packs for pre-paid customers, offers extra data at night

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Airtel has launched new pre-paid data packs that offer double data benefits by providing additional data at night. “With the new packs, customers will be able to save up to 30% on recharges, when compared to existing data packs,” said Airtel. Continue reading “Airtel launches double data packs for pre-paid customers, offers extra data at night”

Airtel launches international roaming packs with free incoming calls, up to 3GB data

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Airtel has launched new Smart Packs for international roaming that offers unlimited free incoming calls, free callback minutes to India, up to 3GB of free data and more. The packs start at Rs. 2,499 and comes with a validity of 30 days. These packs can be activated through the Airtel website, myAirtel app, USSD and Customer Contact Centers.   Continue reading “Airtel launches international roaming packs with free incoming calls, up to 3GB data”

Airtel launches 4G LTE services in Chidambaram, Sriperumbudur and Karaikudi

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Airtel today announced that it has commercially launched its 4G LTE services in Chidambaram, Sriperumbudur and Karaikudi in Tamilnadu. It was  the first operator to launch 4G in Tamilnadu back in June 2015. Airtel 4G is available to customers across mobile phones, dongles, 4G hotspots and Wi-Fi dongles in the towns. For existing Airtel customers, the company is offering a complimentary upgrade to Airtel 4G at same price as 3G. Continue reading “Airtel launches 4G LTE services in Chidambaram, Sriperumbudur and Karaikudi”

Airtel launches 4G LTE services in Guruvayoor and Kottayam, now in 150 towns in Kerala

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Airtel launched its 4G LTE services in Kochi, Kerala back in August last year. Today the company has launched it in Guruvayoor and Kottayam, taking the number of its 4G towns in Kerala to 150. Airtel 4G is available to customers across mobile phones, dongles, 4G hotspots and Wi-Fi dongles in the cities. For existing Airtel customers, the company is offering a complimentary upgrade to Airtel 4G at same price as 3G. Continue reading “Airtel launches 4G LTE services in Guruvayoor and Kottayam, now in 150 towns in Kerala”

Airtel to acquire Aircel’s 4G spectrum in 8 circles for Rs. 3500 crore

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Bharti Airtel has announced that the company and its subsidiary, Bharti Hexacom have entered into definitive agreements with Aircel and its subsidiaries, Dishnet Wireless to acquire rights to use 20 MHz of 2300 Band 4G spectrum for eight circles – Tamil Nadu (including Chennai), Bihar, Jammu & Kashmir, West Bengal, Assam, North East, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa for an aggregate consideration of Rs. 3,500 crore.

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Airtel launches 4G services in Kurnool, now in 40 towns in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana

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Airtel has commercially launched its 4G LTE services in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh. With the roll out, 4G is now present in 25 towns in the state. It has also expanded 4G coverage in 15 towns in the state of Telangana . Airtel 4G is now available in mobile phones, dongles, 4G hotspots and Wi-Fi dongles in these towns. Continue reading “Airtel launches 4G services in Kurnool, now in 40 towns in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana”

Airtel launches 4G LTE services in Goa

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Airtel has commercially launched its 4G LTE services in Goa. Airtel launched 4G services in 296 towns across India back in August last year. Airtel 4G is available to customers across mobile phones, dongles, 4G hotspots and Wi-Fi dongles in the city. For existing Airtel customers, the company is offering a complimentary upgrade to Airtel 4G at same price as 3G.  Continue reading “Airtel launches 4G LTE services in Goa”

Airtel to acquire Videocon Telecom’s spectrum in 6 circles for Rs. 4428 crore

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Bharti Airtel has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Videocon Telecommunications (VTL) to acquire rights to use 2 x 5 MHz spectrum in the 1800 MHz Band in six circles – Bihar, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, UP (East), UP (West) and Gujarat (Transaction) in a deal worth Rs. 4428 crore. Continue reading “Airtel to acquire Videocon Telecom’s spectrum in 6 circles for Rs. 4428 crore”

Airtel corporate post-paid customers can now use pre-paid data packs

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Airtel has introduced Prepaid on Postpaid plan for its corporate customers. Since some companies don’t allow or limits the use of mobile data under corporate plans, Airtel is now allowing those corporate customers use prepaid data packs for 3G and 4G services on top of their respective postpaid corporate plans. Continue reading “Airtel corporate post-paid customers can now use pre-paid data packs”

Google and global telecom operators align to offer Rich Communications Services

Google and a large number of global operators are collaborating to accelerate the availability of Rich Communications Services (RCS) on Android devices. The global operator include América Móvil, Bharti Airtel Ltd, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Globe Telecom, KPN, Millicom, MTN, Orange, PLAY, Smart Communications, Sprint, Telenor Group, TeliaSonera, Telstra, TIM, Turkcell, VimpelCom, Vodafone, the GSMA.

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Airtel rolls out first commercial LTE-A 4G+ network in India, offers speed of up to 135Mbps

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Airtel has announced that it has started rolling out India’s first LTE-Advanced (4G+) technology (carrier aggregation across TD LTE and LTE FDD) on a live 4G network starting from Kerala. It has partnered with Nokia Networks for deploying the carrier aggregation technology in the state. Continue reading “Airtel rolls out first commercial LTE-A 4G+ network in India, offers speed of up to 135Mbps”

Airtel launches 4G LTE services in Udaipur, Rajasthan

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Airtel has launched its 4G LTE services in Udaipur, Rajasthan. It launched 4G services in 296 towns across India back in August last year. Airtel 4G is available to customers across mobile phones, dongles, 4G hotspots and Wi-Fi dongles in the city. For existing customers, the company is offering a complimentary upgrade to Airtel 4G at same price as 3G, starting at Rs. 21. Continue reading “Airtel launches 4G LTE services in Udaipur, Rajasthan”

Airtel launches 4G LTE services in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh

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Airtel has commercially launched its 4G LTE services in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, after successfully launching 4G in Shimla and Baddi in the state. It launched 4G services in 296 towns across India back in August last year. Airtel 4G is available to customers across mobile phones, dongles, 4G hotspots and Wi-Fi dongles in the city. For existing customers, the company is offering a complimentary upgrade to Airtel 4G at same price as 3G. Continue reading “Airtel launches 4G LTE services in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh”