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Airtel CEO clears the air on ‘Airtel Zero’ sends mailers to its customers, says it doesn’t violate net neutrality

It looks like things are not going well with Airtel in an effort to clear the misconceptions existing about Airtel Zero, Gopal Vittal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Bharti Airtel issued a public notice explaining the ‘whats’ and ‘what nots’ of the platform to its customers. This is for the first time when Airtel has come forward in support of Airtel zero platform and directly reaching to its end [...]

Airtel strengthens its stronghold in Indian telecom space post auction

After the recent auction was concluded, Bharti Airtel now holds the largest amount of spectrum across airwaves in 2100MHz, 1800MHz and 900MHz. Airtel had spend a total of Rs 29,130.20 crore in the last auction. While Idea and Vodafone were busy renewing their 900MHz spectrum Airtel was shopping for additional spectrum after it renewed its expiring spectrum. 3G spectrum in 21 circles Airtel now stands to offer 3G service in all circles expect [...]

Airtel Reacts after Flipkart pulls out, defends its Airtel Zero Platform and supports Net Neutrality

Airtel has now issued a statement saying it fully supports the concept of Net Neutrality and quotes there have been some misconceptions about our toll free data platform – Airtel Zero. It is a not a tariff proposition but is an open marketing platform that 1. Allows any application or content provider to offer their service on a toll free basis to their customers who are on our network. 2. [...]

Net Neutrality report by Telecom Ministry on May 9

The debates on Airtel Zero is expanding to new heights. The Government has set up an expert panel to examine the issue of ‘Net Neutrality’, which will release its findings on 9th May. According to Telecom Minister Ravi Sankar Prasad, a committee comprising of the senior government official was already formed in January to study on net neutrality. “Way back in January itself, I have also constituted a committee headed [...]

Airtel Starts Offering 4G Double Data On Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

Airtel has joined hands with the Smartphone giant Samsung to publicize its newly launched smartphones in an enticing way. The offer claims to provide double data to all those people who buy Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. Here are the details- Offer For 4G Circles: Users will get double data on 4G for a period of 6 months. Offer is valid in Bangalore as of now. Offer For 3G [...]

Department of Telecommunications to scrutinize Airtel Zero : Report

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) will closely examine the controversial Airtel Zero, which is blamed to be violating net neutrality, says a report by a national daily The Times of India (TOI). Telecom Authority of India (TRAI) runs a similar consultation on Over-the-top (OTT) applications and Government’s study will run parallel to it. However, Government will not proceed to any action without considering TRAI’s recommendation. DoT may also bring some [...]

Flipkart CEO backs Airtel Zero, gets downvoted by its customers

The revulsion against Airtel Zero is soaring high in the country. Sachin Bansal, Co-Founder, Flipkart seems to be share that wrath when he tweeted in support of Airtel Zero. As soon as he tweeted in support of Airtel Zero, net neutrality supporters in the country downvoted Flipkart app on Android and iOS app review with a ‘one star’ rating. Many of the reviews had comments mentioning the net neutrality problem. [...]

Airtel Seeks Government Permission For Sanctioning Wi-Fi Hotspots In Kolkata, a move to counter Rjio?

War for internet data is setting Kolkata market on fire. After Reliance Jio, its Bharti Airtel that is probing government's permission for sanctioning Wi-Fi hotspots in the city. As per the reports of The Hindu Business Line, R S Negi, CEO (Bengal & Odisha), Airtel told reporters that Airtel had sought permission from the state government with regard to creating hotspots across the city. According to him, Airtel was looking [...]

Airtel’s Platinum 3G launched in Kolkata

Kolkata became the second city to enjoy Airtel’s Platinum 3G when the company announced its launch in the city. With Airtel Platinum 3G service, subscribers in Kolkata can enjoy internet 122% faster than any other network at no extra cost. They can experience the service in their existing 3G tariffs. “The videos will stream 144% faster than the present speed and will have 36% enhanced indoor coverage along with better [...]

An exclusive interview with Mr. Srini Gopalan, Director – Consumer Business, Bharti Airtel (India), who shares his views on Airtel Zero

Airtel recently launched Airtel Zero, an open marketing platform that will allow customers to access mobile applications at zero data charges. By making a part or the entire mobile application free for customers, the mobile app developers can create an interest in the customers, attract potential users and increase retention. Although the platform is claimed to be a non-discriminatory marketing tool for both small and big developers, there are queries [...]

Airtel launches ‘Airtel Zero’ to offer free data access to variety of mobile apps signed up with ‘Airtel Zero’

Bharti Airtel, today announced the launch of ‘Airtel Zero’ – an open marketing platform that will allow customers to access mobile applications at zero data charges. ‘Airtel Zero’ will allow everyone from big marketers to small-time application developers to make parts or their entire mobile app free for customers – thus reviving interest of dormant customers, attracting new potential users and increasing retention. The platform will be a big win [...]

Failed to address customer grievance, Airtel to pay Rs. 38500

Soon after the Minister of Telecom warning the companies for the failure of handling customer complaints, Airtel came under the scrutiny of the law makers for not providing service to a customer after debiting the money for the do. A couple, A. C. Mohan and his wife Alka Mohan, residing in Delhi paid Rs.1, 750 twice to Airtel on 22nd August 2012 to avail its combo package of internet TV [...]

Airtel launches 4G services in Bathinda

Bharti Airtel Limited has launched its 4G services in Bathinda. With this, Bathinda has become the 12th town in the state to get Airtel 4G services following Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Hoshiarpur, Phagwara, Kapurthala, Patiala and Moga. Announcing the launch, Manu Sood, Hub CEO –Upper North, Bharti Airtel (India)said, “We are delighted to launch 4G in Bathinda and empower customers with a choice to upgrade to cutting edge [...]

Airtel adds the most number of rural GSM subscribers in Feb 2015

The total rural subscriber base of India as of Feb 2015 stood at 330.34 million.The operator with the largest rural GSM subscriber base is Airtel with 104.93 million users.  The net addition of rural subscribers in the month of feb was  4.70 million with 1.44% increase from previous month. The operator with the largest share of new rural GSM subscribers is Airtel with 1.68 million new users. The circle with the maximum number [...]

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