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Airtel Signs Rs 7,636 Crore Deal With Nokia To Get Ready For 5G Era

Helsinki/New Delhi: In a bid to strengthen its 4G network and enhance 5G capabilities in India, Bharti Airtel has inked a $1 billion (nearly Rs 7,636 crore), multi-year deal with Nokia to deploy the Finnish majors 5G-ready solutions across nine circles in the country. Nokia, which is the largest 4G vendor in Airtel network, will […]

Govt Gets Rs 23,701 Cr AGR; Airtel Pays Total Rs 18k Cr

New Delhi: The Government has received Rs 23,701 crore so far as AGR dues till Saturday with the latest payment of Rs 8004 crore by Airtel in its second instalment. Bharti Airtel on Saturday made additional payment of Rs 8,004 crore towards adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues to the Department of Telecom (DoT). This payment […]

Airtel Pays Rs 10,000 Crore To Govt Towards AGR Dues

New Delhi: With the government coming down heavily on telcos after the Supreme Court’s rap, Bharti Airtel on Monday said it has paid Rs 10,000 crore to the telecom department towards statutory dues. The company said it will make payment of balance amount after self-assessment exercise. “The…amount of Rs 10,000 crore has been paid on […]

DoT Orders No Coercive Action On Defaulting Airtel, Voda-Idea; Dharmendra Pradhan Says Non-Telcos Not Liable

New Delhi: On a day when the Supreme Court-mandated deadline for Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea to pay Rs 88,624 crore in past dues ended, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on Thursday decided not to take coercive action against defaulters during pendency of their appeals in the apex court for relaxations in the order. While […]

SC Order On AGR Huge Blow To Bharti, Voda-Idea: Kotak

New Delhi: The Supreme Court verdict allowing the Centre to recover Rs 92,641 crore in total adjusted gross revenue (AGR) from telecom operators in India is a massive blow to Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea Ltd, Kotak Securities has said. It said that post the adverse SC order in the long-standing AGR case, Airtel and […]

Airtel Fastest In Downloads, Jio Tops 4G Availability

New Delhi: Bharti Airtel has displayed fastest download speeds of 9.6 mbps and best video experience across all telecom circles in India, while Reliance Jio has extended its 4G availability to 97 per cent, according to OpenSignal’s latest mobile network experience report. Airtel has excelled in the download speed experience category by scoring 9.6 mbps, […]

Sensex surges over 400 pts; bank stocks rally

Mumbai: Equity benchmark BSE Sensex rallied over 400 points in early session on Thursday, led by gains in banking stocks, tracking positive cues from global markets. After hitting a high of 39,008.83, the 30-share index was trading 384.54 points, or 1 per cent, higher at 38,978.06 at 0945 hours, while the broader Nifty rose 120.75 […]

Airtel-Bharti AXA Life Tie Up For Insurance With Prepaid Plan

New Delhi: As part of its strategy to leverage the deep penetration of mobile services to build a financially secure India, domestic telecom major Bharti Airtel has partnered with Bharti AXA Life Insurance to offer prepaid plan with insurance protection cover to all its customers across the country. Airtel has introduced its innovative Rs 599 […]

After Jiofiber, Airtel Launches 1Gbps Broadband Plan

New Delhi: In a direct challenge to JioFiber, telecom major Bharti Airtel on Wednesday launched its ultra-fast broadband offering, Airtel Xstream Fibre, at Rs 3,999. The announcement comes barely a week after Reliance Jio commercially rolled out its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service “JioFiber” across 1,600 cities in India where the users will have an integrated experience […]

Jio adds, Vodafone loses customers in June: TRAI data

New Delhi: Reliance Jio continued to be on a spree on net addition of mobile subscribers adding over 82 lakh new users while Airtel lost 29,883 and Vodafone Idea had to let go of a massive 41 lakh customers as on June 30, 2019, according to data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India […]

Airtel appoints Rajesh Tapadia as Nxtra Data CEO

New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Monday said it has appointed Rajesh Tapadia as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its data centre and Cloud business subsidiary, Nxtra Data. Tapadia brings with him an experience of over 24 years with organisations like Netmagic Solutions, Trimax, Global Cloud Xchange, Genpact and Reliance Infocomm. In his most […]

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Airtel's Biggest Gift Of The Year For Prepaid & Postpaid Customers! FREE FREE

New Delhi: As part of the growing range of exciting benefits under its refreshed #AirtelThanks program, Bharti Airtel recently said the its Postpaid and Prepaid mobile customers can now set their favourite songs as their Hello Tunes (ring back tones) for FREE through Wynk Music app. All 40 million songs from Wynk Music’s library will […]

Airtel to shut 3G operations by December: CFO

New Delhi: India’s third largest operator by subscriber numbers, Airtel, will shut down its entire 3G network between December to March of the current fiscal, the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Badal Bagri has told analysts. “We are in the process of shutting down our 3G networks. We have experimented quite boldly in Calcutta to […]

Sensex rebounds over 200 pts; Nifty above 10,900

Mumbai: Domestic equity benchmark BSE Sensex rebounded over 200 points and the NSE Nifty reclaimed the 10,900 level in early trade on Tuesday led by gains in banking and auto stocks. The 30-share index was trading 214.96 points, or 0.59 per cent, higher at 36,914.80 at 0930 hours. Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty was quoting 68.65 […]

Reliance Jio continues to surpass Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea; Details here

Bhubaneswar: Continuing with its rising trend, Reliance Jio remained the most preferred mobile service provider in Odisha. As per the latest subscriber data released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Jio surpassed 30% subscriber market share mark in Odisha, adding over 3.15 lakh new subscribers in May 2019. While JIO added the highest 3.15 […]

Jio pips Airtel to be India's 2nd largest mobile operator

New Delhi: India’s newest and only profitable telecom operator Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. of three years has overtaken oldest incumbent and rival Bharti Airtel to become the second largest operator in terms of mobile subscriber base, data from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India showed on Friday, showed. As of May end, Jio had 32.29 […]

Tata Tele mobile biz merges with Airtel from July 1

New Delhi: The consumer mobile business of Tata Teleservices has now become part of telecom operator Bharti Airtel, the two companies said on Monday. Airtel stocks closed marginally up following the announcement. The consumer mobile businesses of Tata Teleservices Limited (TTSL) and Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Limited (TTML) have been merged into Bharti Airtel Limited and […]

Sensex jumps 169 pts; IT stocks rally

Mumbai: The BSE benchmark Sensex Monday rose 169 points, led by gains in IT stocks amid positive global cues. The NSE barometer Nifty gained 52 points to reclaim the 11,900 level. Top gainers in the Sensex pack were TCS, Bharti Airtel, Infosys, Axis Bank, L&T, ITC, PowerGrid, HCL Tech and Tata Steel, ending up to […]

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Airtel deploys LTE 900 technology to boost 4G in Delhi-NCR

New Delhi: Aiming to enhance indoor network experience for Airtel 4G smartphone customers, telecom major Bharti Airtel on Monday announced it has upgraded its mobile network in Delhi-NCR with the deployment of LTE 900 technology on the 900 Mhz spectrum. “As we introduce LTE-900, we will further step up our indoor network coverage. It will […]

Airtel, Vodafone lose 30 million users in March, Jio adds 9.4 million

New Delhi: Mobile subscriber base of Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel declined by nearly 14.5 million and 15.1 million respectively, totalling nearly 30 million subscribers as of March over the previous month, while Reliance Jio added 9.4 million users, according to the TRAI data. Except Jio, all telcos have lost subscribers in March. India’s total wireless […]

Airtel Rs 25k-cr rights issue over-subscribed

New Delhi: Airtel on Friday said its Rs 25,000 crore rights issue has been over-subscribed based on the preliminary information on the subscription by Friday evening, the last date of closing the issue. “The Company would like to bring to your notice that, based on preliminary information received, the rights issue has been over-subscribed. The […]

Airtel, Hughes India tie up for VSAT operations

New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel and Hughes Communications India, a subsidiary of the Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), a global broadband satellite networks and services provider, on Tuesday announced an agreement to combine their “Very Small Aperture Terminal” (VSAT) operations in India. Hughes will have majority stake in the combined entity and Airtel will […]

Jio leading, Bharti stable, Voda losing: CLSA report

New Delhi: Reliance Jio’s 8-million strong subscriber additions, Airtel’s stable market share and Voda Idea losing customers is the sum of brokerage firm CLSA ‘s telecom sector outlook for February 2019, that projects Jio will lead the subscriber market share in the current year. In its India Telecom report, CLSA said Indian mobile subscribers in February […]

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Jio tops 4G download, Vodafone upload speed in March

New Delhi: With 22.2 Mbps (megabits per second) average download speed, Reliance Jio topped the 4G download speed chart of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for March. For Jio, its an improvement over 20.9 Mbps achieved in February. Reliance Jio was the fastest 4G operator in 2018 with the highest average download speed […]

Airtel, Jio to fight for Zee Entertainment stake

New Delhi: Telecom majors Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio are set for another face-off, this time in the entertainment segment as both the companies plan to offer bids for stake in the Zee Entertainment Enterprises, sources privy to the development said. Bharti Airtel has already initiated the efforts and is likely to make a formal […]