Airtel to deploy 15000 new mobile sites, Massive MIMO pre-5G technology, 3000 kms of additional optic fiber in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

After Kerala, Mumbai and Tamil Nadu, Airtel has announced massive network expansion in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as part of its network transformation initiative – Project Leap. During the FY 18-19, Airtel plans to roll out 15,000 new mobile sites that translates to one new site being added every hour along with an addition of more than 3000 kilometers of optic fiber.  Continue reading “Airtel to deploy 15000 new mobile sites, Massive MIMO pre-5G technology, 3000 kms of additional optic fiber in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana”

Airtel now offers mobile services at Char Dham locations – Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamnotri

Airtel today announced that it has become the first private mobile operator to provide 4G/3G/2G connectivity at all the Char Dham locations – Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamnotri, enabling its customers to stay in touch with their loved ones and family even while visiting these remote locations. Continue reading “Airtel now offers mobile services at Char Dham locations — Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamnotri”

Airtel and Jio lead overall 4G data speeds in India: OpenSignal

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OpenSignal is back again with some interesting metrics about the 4G data speeds and download speeds in India. In the new metrics, the company is referring to overall download speed, which accounts for not just the average 4G speed of an operator, but also 3G speed and the availability of different types of network. Continue reading “Airtel and Jio lead overall 4G data speeds in India: OpenSignal”

Airtel to deploy 12000 new mobile sites, 3000 kms of additional optic fiber in Tamil Nadu

After Kerala and Mumbai, Airtel has announced massive network expansion in Tamil Nadu as part of its network transformation initiative – Project Leap. During the FY 18-19, Airtel plans to roll out 12,000 new mobile sites adding 32 new mobile sites every day, taking the total number of sites to 52,000 across the state. Continue reading “Airtel to deploy 12000 new mobile sites, 3000 kms of additional optic fiber in Tamil Nadu”

Airtel to deploy 7000 new mobile broadband sites, Massive MIMO pre-5G technology and 10MHz of fresh 4G spectrum in Mumbai

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Airtel today announced that it is planning a massive network deployment plans for Mumbai as part of its network transformation initiative – Project Leap. During the FY 18-19, Airtel plans to roll out 7000 new mobile sites including the large-scale deployment of pre-5G Massive MIMO technology across Mumbai to significantly boost network capacity for high-speed data and voice services. Continue reading “Airtel to deploy 7000 new mobile broadband sites, Massive MIMO pre-5G technology and 10MHz of fresh 4G spectrum in Mumbai”

Airtel TV app for Android clocks 50 million downloads; free subscription for all customers extended till December 2018

Back in December last year Airtel updated its Airtel TV app that offers Live TV channels as well as Regional & International content. It also announced that the entire content catalogue of Airtel TV will be available for its users on a free subscription basis till June 2018. Today the company has announced that the Airtel TV Android app has crossed 50 million downloads with 40 million download in just 9 months, since it hit 10 million in August 2017. Continue reading “Airtel TV app for Android clocks 50 million downloads; free subscription for all customers extended till December 2018”

Airtel will deploy 5000 new mobile sites, 500 kms of additional optic fiber in FY 2018-19 in Kerala

Airtel today announced that it will continue to make significant investments to further expand its operations and network footprint across Kerala as a part of its ongoing network expansion program Project Leap. Continue reading “Airtel will deploy 5000 new mobile sites, 500 kms of additional optic fiber in FY 2018-19 in Kerala”

Airtel Home combined billing for calls, DTH and broadband services launched

Airtel today announced the launch of Airtel Home, India’s first-of-its-kind digital quad-play platform that truly simplifies the customer experience for homes that use multiple Airtel services, just as rumored. It allows customers to bundle multiple Airtel services like home broadband, postpaid mobile, and digital TV as a single account as a single unified interface on my Airtel app. Continue reading “Airtel Home combined billing for calls, DTH and broadband services launched”

Airtel planning to introduce combined billing for calls, DTH and broadband services

Bharati Airtel is said to be planning on bundling the billing for calls, DTH, broadband connections with a 5-10% discount on the combined bill. It is pretty obvious that the move is aimed at retaining consumers base in the competitive telecom sector. Continue reading “Airtel planning to introduce combined billing for calls, DTH and broadband services”

Airtel, Amazon team-up to offer 4G smartphones at an effective starting price of Rs. 3399

Airtel and Amazon India today announced that they are partnering to jointly drive smartphone adoption across the country. Both the companies will now launch 4G smartphones at an affordable price for a wide range of smartphone starting at Rs. 3,999.  Continue reading “Airtel, Amazon team-up to offer 4G smartphones at an effective starting price of Rs. 3399”

Airtel completes acquisition of Telenor India

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Airtel today announced that it has completed the acquisition Telenor India, after a year of entering into an agreement to acquire Telenor India’s running operations in seven circles – Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Gujarat, UP (East), UP (West) and Assam, and transfer of all of Telenor India’s assets including spectrum, licenses and operations, including its employees and customer base of 44 million as well as outstanding spectrum payments and other operational contracts, including tower lease. Continue reading “Airtel completes acquisition of Telenor India”

Jio accuses Airtel’s Apple Watch service over violating license norms; Airtel calls it frivolous complaint

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Reliance Jio has accused Airtel Apple watch service over breaching security and violating license norms. It has asked telecom ministry to take severe action and levy penalties against rival Bharti Airel. It alleges Airtel for using a network of nodes based abroad to offer its services on the latest Apple watch. Continue reading “Jio accuses Airtel’s Apple Watch service over violating license norms; Airtel calls it frivolous complaint”

Airtel TV Free Hit interactive quiz game launched, offers cash prize of up to 2 crores

After Reliance Jio, Airtel today has announced the launch of ‘Airtel TV Free Hit’interactive gamification experience for its users. It is an in-app quiz based game where users have to answer a set of questions related to the ongoing T20 action. Airtel is also offering daily cash prizes from a total of over two crore rupees. Continue reading “Airtel TV Free Hit interactive quiz game launched, offers cash prize of up to 2 crores”

Airtel announces roll out of world’s first carrier digital platform for wholesale voice business

Bharti Airtel today has announced the launch of first-of-its-kind carrier digital platform which will enable global carriers with wholesale voice business with Airtel at the click of a button. This platform will offer paperless sign-up, quick voice interconnects and real-time traffic analytics for global carriers across the world. Continue reading “Airtel announces roll out of world’s first carrier digital platform for wholesale voice business”

Airtel recognized by DoT for implementing innovative methods to boost mobile connectivity in deep rural pockets

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Bharti Airtel has been recognized by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) at the recent pan-India TERM cell conclave in Chilika (Odisha), for its significant efforts in stepping up network reach in deep rural pockets and taking its mobile services to unconnected villages. Continue reading “Airtel recognized by DoT for implementing innovative methods to boost mobile connectivity in deep rural pockets”