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Installation of new mobile towers can only solve call drop issue, says Telecom Minister

In response to the heated debate on frequent call drops, which is found to be occurring in different telecom circles irrespective of the telecom operator, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad argues that the situation will not improve unless new mobile towers are allowed to come up. Moreover, the Minister also said that the debates against installation of mobile towers in the name of radiation harm is ‘wrong’ and ‘uncalled for’.… Read More

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Airtel 4G in Hyderabad – Initial Impressions with Speed Test Results

Just yesterday Airtel 4G was launched in Hyderabad and Vizag for existing customers. Since then we have been testing the Airtel 4G experience mainly through speed tests. While we observed amazing speeds in Mumbai, the speeds were not so high in Hyderabad. The maximum speed we experienced was 21.04 Mbps. To give you a better perspective, we have embedded the below chart that shows Airtel 4G speeds Vs. Airtel 3G speeds (lower part… Read More

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Airtel is vying with Reliance Jio to roll out 4G in the country, held talks with Augere Wireless

Bharti Airtel is in talks with Augere Wireless Broadband India to finalize its 4G high-speed broadband services ahead of Reliance Jio, reports Economic Times. The deal is expected to be of Rs. 150 crore. In 2010 auctions, Augere Wireless won a block of 20 MHz of 4G spectrum (in the 2,300 MHz band) in the Madhya Pradesh-Chhattisgarh circle. Following the auction, the company announced its plan to roll out 4G… Read More

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Airtel 4G goes live in Hyderabad and Vishakapatnam

Bharti Airtel Limited has launched its 4G trials exclusively for its existing customers in Hyderabad and Vishakapatnam. As part of this, Airtel customers across these two cities can now avail a complimentary upgrade to Airtel 4G at 3G prices. Announcing the beta launch, Venkatesh Vijayraghavan, CEO – Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, Bharti Airtel (India) said, the launch of 4G is a powerful communication platform offering significant benefits for today’s mobile workplace,… Read More

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Airtel Postpaid 4G Plans In Hyderabad, 1 GB Data Available For Rs. 250

Airtel has set forth 4G services for postpaid customers in Hyderabad. When it comes to prices, the company has diversified its options to make sure that everyone can afford to enjoy data at amazing 4G speed. Those users who require limited data can opt for Rs. 100 plan in which they get 300 MB internet. The price for 1GB data is Rs. 250, while 2 GB data is available for… Read More

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Airtel 4G in Mumbai initial speed test details [Video]

It was only yesterday that Airtel launched its 4G services in Mumbai. We were present at the launch and decided to test the 4G speeds that Airtel was offering. 4G is usually claimed to be about 5 times faster than 3G and so it was. We got two Samsung Galaxy A5 smartphones to test the 4G and 3G speeds on offer. Airtel claims that it has upgraded its 3G network… Read More

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Airtel 4G goes live for existing customers in Mumbai

Bharti Airtel Limited, has launched its 4G trials exclusively for its existing customers in Mumbai. As part of this, Airtel customers across the city can now avail a complimentary upgrade to Airtel 4G at 3G prices and be the first to experience blazing Airtel 4G speeds. Airtel 3G vs Airtel 4G Mumbai The company will use this trial phase as an opportunity to gather valuable customer feedback around the quality… Read More

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Airtel launches 4G trials in Chennai for existing customers, offers easy migration from 3G to 4G

As reported earlier Bharti Airtel Limited today launched 4G trials exclusively for its existing customers in Chennai. As part of this, Airtel customers across the city can now avail a complimentary upgrade to Airtel 4G at 3G prices and be the first to experience blazing Airtel 4G speeds. The company will use this trial phase as an opportunity to gather valuable customer feedback around the quality of its 4G services… Read More

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Airtel asks users to upgrade Airtel Money app, existing version to get discontinued by May 15

Airtel has begun circulating a message to all its subscribers asking them to upgrade the Airtel Money app. The older version of the app will get discontinued effective from 15th May. However, the details about the newer version is not available. Airtel app allows the users the flexibility to recharge mobiles, DTH or datacards through smartphones. It also features additional facilities such as Instant Money Transfer to friends, shops and… Read More

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Chennai may enjoy Airtel 4G from May 14 on 1800 Mhz

Bharti Airtel is all set to launch 4G trials in Chennai from 14th May, according to sources. However, Airtel refused to confirm the news. There are also news about the next locations to receive 4G this month, with Mumbai and Hyderabad. “The company’s network to launch FDD LTE (4G) in Hyderabad is also ready even and Airtel is also requesting to upgrade their SIM cards to avail 4G services on… Read More

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Bharti Airtel gulped an undue benefit of Rs. 499 crore in Chennai-Tamil Nadu merger, reports CAG

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India rapped the Telecom Ministry for providing Bharti Airtel an undue benefit of Rs. 499 crore by allowing them to merge Chennai circle with Tamil Nadu during 2005, in a hasty manner. The prescribed order was issued in September 2005. According to the order, UAS licence for Chennai SA was extended from November 2014 to September 2021. This extension was sanctioned in a… Read More

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Airtel Zero Platform violated Net Neutrality, Says DoT Secretary; but is the violation illegal ? TRAI yet to decide

The outcry from internet users that Airtel Zero has been facing for the last few weeks has induced the authorities to jump into the matter. As per the reports, Rakesh Garg, Secretary, Department of Telecommunications has stated that internet.org of Facebook and Airtel Zero of Bharti Airtel violate net neutrality principles. While giving an interview to Business Standard, Garg said that net neutrality meant to give access to all the… Read More

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Airtel to end its 3G intra-circle roaming pacts with fellow operators, $3 billion investment for the country this year

Bharti Airtel announced to end its 3G intra-circle roaming agreements with Vodafone and Idea Cellular in various telecom circles, except Kerala by the end of 2015-16. Alongside, the telecom operator would also make an investment of $3 billion in Indian and South Asian market. “We have capex guidance of about $ 3 billion this fiscal. Of this about $ 700-800 million is for Africa and rest is for India and… Read More

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Airtel customers can now use the all new shake-the-phone feature to avail exciting value-for-money deals

Airtel customer can now avail a host of value-for-money offers by simply shaking the ‘My Airtel’ application window on their mobile phones – an all new feature aimed at giving customers a quick and fun way of availing the best recharge deals. Customers can now download or update their ‘My Airtel’ app and choose from a range of deals (including My Airtel My Offers, talktime benefits, extra internet and cashback… Read More

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