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”

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”

Bharti Airtel, Ola team up for integrated digital services

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Bharti Airtel has teamed up with Ola to offer a range of digital services. Under the strategic partnership, Airtel Payments Bank will integrate with Ola app while Ola Money will integrate with Airtel digital properties. This will allow Ola users an additional digital payment mode while booking rides. Continue reading “Bharti Airtel, Ola team up for integrated digital services”

Google teams up with Bharti Airtel and SK Telecom for next generation of mobile networks

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Google has partnered with Bharti Airtel and SK Telecom to build a platform for operators to run their network services. The company says its own SDN framework will enable networks to adapt to new services and traffic patterns. Continue reading “Google teams up with Bharti Airtel and SK Telecom for next generation of mobile networks”

Singtel to acquire 7.4% stake in Bharti Telecom

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Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) has acquired 7.39 percent stake in the Indian telecom company, Bharti Telecom the parent of Bharti Airtel. It plans to acquire a 21 percent stake in Intouch for 1.58 billion Singapore dollars ($1.18 billion) and an additional 7.39 percent stake in Bharti Telecom for 884 million Singapore dollars ($650 million), through wholly-owned subsidiaries.
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Airtel 4G trial starts in Chennai on May 14, Hyderabad and Mumbai to follow later this month

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Airtel has reportedly started 4G services trial in Chennai from today, May 14, and is said to follow trial in Mumbai and Hyderabad later this month. Continue reading “Airtel 4G trial starts in Chennai on May 14, Hyderabad and Mumbai to follow later this month”

Qatar Foundation buys 5% stake in Bharti Airtel for $1.26 billion


Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecom operator will sell 5 percent stake to Doha-based Qatar Foundation Endowment for $1.26 billion (~Rs. 6,800 crore) by issuing 199,870,006 new shares at a price of Rs. 340 apiece, according to a recent report from Economic Times. Bharti reported its 13th successive drop in quarterly profits yesterday, with a near 50 percent fall in profits compared with a year earlier. This move would ease the debt burden on Airtel. Continue reading “Qatar Foundation buys 5% stake in Bharti Airtel for $1.26 billion”

Bharti Airtel awarded for best delivery of network services with customer focus in 2011


Bharti Airtel has been awarded with Telecom Centre of Excellence (TCOE) Award for delivery of network services with customer focus for the year 2011. This award is based on Network Quality of service KPIs, Network Coverage, Product Innovation and Network Bench-marking processes based on network parameters and customer voice. Airtel offers 2G services in 23 circles and 3G services in 13 circles across India. Continue reading “Bharti Airtel awarded for best delivery of network services with customer focus in 2011”