Airtel Payments Bank introduces micro ATMs

Airtel Payments Bank has launched Micro ATMs to help debit card customers outside of metro and Tier 1 cities withdraw cash. The banks will leverage their network of over 500,000 banking points in India to facilitate cash withdrawals. Continue reading “Airtel Payments Bank introduces micro ATMs”

Airtel 5G deployment to begin this August

Nokia today signed a partnership with top telecom operator Bharti Airtel for the implementation of 5G radio access networks (RAN). This multi-year agreement comes on the heels of the recently concluded 5G spectrum auctions and the allocation of pan-India spectrum to Bharti Airtel, demonstrating the company’s commitment to ushering India into the 5G era. To recall, in India’s 5G auction, Airtel acquired 5G spectrum worth Rs. 43,084 crore. Continue reading “Airtel 5G deployment to begin this August”

India’s telecom subscriber base increased by 2.9 million in May 2022: TRAI

According to the data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, the number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1,167.82 million at the end of April-22 to 1,170.73 million at the end of May-22, thereby showing a monthly growth rate of 0.25%. Continue reading “India’s telecom subscriber base increased by 2.9 million in May 2022: TRAI”

Airtel and Tech Mahindra partner to co-develop and market 5G use cases

Bharti Airtel and Tech Mahindra today announced a strategic partnership to jointly grow and market innovative solutions for India’s digital economic development. In India, Airtel and Tech Mahindra will collaborate to develop and market 5G use cases. Continue reading “Airtel and Tech Mahindra partner to co-develop and market 5G use cases”

TRAI orders telcos to allow SMS for porting regardless of tariffs

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has ordered telcos to allow users to be able to port out to another telecom operator irrespective of their prepaid or postpaid tariff value. Continue reading “TRAI orders telcos to allow SMS for porting regardless of tariffs”

Airtel announces new corporate structure to focus on digital business

Bharti Airtel has announced a new corporate structure to tap into the digital opportunity in the country. The new structure envisages Airtel Digital Limited folding into the listed entity, Bharti Airtel. Continue reading “Airtel announces new corporate structure to focus on digital business”

Airtel IoT 5G ready end-to-end platform for enterprise customers launched

Airtel has launched ‘Airtel IoT’, an end-to-end platform with the capability to connect and manage billions of devices and applications in a highly secure and seamless fashion for enterprises. Airtel said that its robust 5G Ready network comes with the option to deploy NB-IoT, 4G or 2G connectivity using Airtel e-SIM technology. Continue reading “Airtel IoT 5G ready end-to-end platform for enterprise customers launched”

Airtel Wynk Tube Music and Video streaming app launched, free for Airtel users

Airtel has today launched its new Wynk Tube music and video streaming service to take on rivals like YouTube Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, and others. Wynk Tube has a collection of 40 lakh songs and videos and is available only on Android, as of now and has been built keeping in mind the smartphone users in non-metros and small towns.

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How to enable Dual SIM feature on Google Pixel 3 on Android Q Beta

Good news for Google Pixel users who have been waiting for Dual SIM support on the Android flagship. In a sign of things to come, Google has enabled support for Dual SIM feature in the latest Android Q Beta. We managed to get it working on Airtel and Jio networks.

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Airtel Books ebooks app launched, offers over 70,000 titles

Bharti Airtel today launched a new app called Airtel Books to bring a collection of e-books to smartphone users. Available to both Airtel and non-Airtel customers in iOS and Android, Airtel Books will initially offer over 70,000 titles from leading Indian and international authors. Continue reading “Airtel Books ebooks app launched, offers over 70,000 titles”

Jio tops 4G availability in India, Airtel fastest network during Q3-Q4, 2018: Ookla

Ookla has released its new report on India’s 4G Availability and according to the findings, Reliance Jio ranked first with 98.8% 4G availability across the country. Jio is followed by Airtel at 90.0% and Vodafone and Idea with 84.6% and 82.8% respectively, across 15 largest cities of India.  Continue reading “Jio tops 4G availability in India, Airtel fastest network during Q3-Q4, 2018: Ookla”

Airtel launches Rs. 1699 package with 1GB data per day, unlimited calling with 365 days validity

In a move to tackle Jio, Airtel has launched a new long-term recharge plan for its prepaid users in India. Under this package, users get unlimited calling, 1GB data per day, and SMS benefits like the rest of the combo packages for 365 days.  Continue reading “Airtel launches Rs. 1699 package with 1GB data per day, unlimited calling with 365 days validity”

Airtel offers highest 3G/4G download speeds, Idea leads in upload speeds: OpenSignal

According to OpenSignal November report, Airtel has recorded the highest download speeds in India for 3G and 4G combined at 7.53 Mbps where Reliance Jio, Vodafone, Idea, and BSNL recorded speeds of 5.47 Mbps, 5.20 Mbps, 4.92 Mbps, and 2.70 Mbps respectively.  Continue reading “Airtel offers highest 3G/4G download speeds, Idea leads in upload speeds: OpenSignal”

Airtel acquihires AuthMe services to strengthen AI game

In the latest development, Bharti Airtel has announced an acquihire deal with AuthMe ID Services in an attempt to strengthen Artificial Intelligence (AI) portfolio. For the uninitiated, AuthMe is a Bengaluru-based startup focused mainly on artificial intelligence solution. Continue reading “Airtel acquihires AuthMe services to strengthen AI game”