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Telcos like Airtel, Vodafone, Idea to spend maximum for acquiring data spectrum: Crisil

India’s telecom operators may spend around Rs 1 lakh crore to acquire 3G and 4G spectrum in the forthcoming auction expected in the next 2-3 months, according to ratings agency Crisil, which said that a healthy participation is likely from incumbent telcos as they may look at ramping up their 3G and 4G spectrum holdings to better compete with Reliance Jio. Private telecom operators like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and… Read More

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Airtel owes maximum Rs 11,235.50 cr to Indian government: Telecom Minister

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has informed the Lok Sabha that Bharti Airtel owes the government maximum Rs 11,235.50 crore in licence fee, spectrum charges and arrears, and penalties among others. Total outstanding dues against state-run BSNL is Rs 9,936.26 crore, followed by Vodafone 9,206.03 crore, Idea Cellular 5,435.41 crore, Reliance Communications Rs 6,355.43 crore, Reliance Telecom Rs 494.04 crore, and Tata Teleservices Rs 3,472.52 crore. State-run MTNL owes Rs 4,091.31… Read More

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Airtel, RCom, MTS object to Trai broadband speed directive

Bharti Airtel, along with Reliance Communications and Sistema Shyam Teleservices (MTS India), in their submission to the Trai, have objected to the telecom regulator’s recent directive that fixed broadband operators ensure a minimum 512 kbps download speed at all times, media reports said. The Indian telecom regulator, had last month, in a draft direction on boosting transparency in delivery of internet and broadband services, asked fixed broadband operators to ensure… Read More

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Snapdeal Welcomes Former Airtel CPO Anand Chandrasekaran

Anand Chandrasekaran, Former Airtel Chief Product Officer, has joined leading Indian e-commerce company Snapdeal in a similar capacity. The senior leadership team of Snapdeal is delighted to have him on board. According to Rohit Bansal, Co-Founder, Snapdeal, “Our company is going through a hyper growth phase. I believe, it will set new benchmarks for highly engaging and intuitive products not just in India, but at international level under Anand’s leadership.”… Read More

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Xiaomi Redmi 2 will now be available offline through Airtel Stores across India

Xiaomi is going quite the aggressive way as far as the Indian operations are concerned. It recently tied up with Amazon and Snapdeal to sell its products online instead of staying exclusive to Flipkart. In addition to that, the company started selling the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G and the Xiaomi Mi 4 through The Mobile Store retail chain.  Xiaomi already started selling the Redmi Note 4G through Airtel’s retail stores starting last month. Airtel has just announced… Read More

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Airtel added maximum GSM Subscribers in June 2013, followed by Idea Cellular

According to the recent report by Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), Bharti Airtel gained maximum number of GSM subscribers in June 2013 followed by Idea and Vodafone. The total number of GSM Subs as of June 2013 stands at 671.13 million with 3.57 million new additions in the month of June. Among all, the state-owned MTNL is the only GSM player to lose 0.09 million subscribers in June. Bharti Airtel,… Read More

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Airtel Completes 9 Years of its Hello Tune Service

Introduced by Airtel in India, the popular Hello tune services complete 9 years of their presence in the country. Over the years they have become more personalized and successfully acquired 50 million users in the Indian market thereby registering 20% growth year on year. The service behind the popular Hello Tunes is the Caller ring back tone service (CRBT), first deployed by South Korean Telecom, which made a use of… Read More

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Huawei and Airtel offer Free 3G Internet Access to EasyCabs Passengers in Delhi

Bharti Airtel and leading 3G data card maker Huawei join hands and announced a new exciting FREE high speed 3G Internet offer for the people of Delhi – NCR circle using EasyCabs radio taxi service. As part of the joint offer, the passengers of EasyCabs in Delhi and NCR circle can enjoy a high-speed on-line Airtel 3G experience while on-the-move at FREE of cost. At present, the passengers in Delhi… Read More

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Airtel Offer Videos at Re 1; Selling 3G is Not So Easy

Recently Airtel tweeted that Airtel users can watch cool videos over v.airtellive.com at just Re 1. In that portal Airtel does some promotion of 3G – how it is better than 2G in offering better quality and clarity on voice calls too. I am not sure how good is this promotion or the videos at Re 1 to push 3G services to masses. 3G penetration is not bad in the… Read More

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Airtel Can’t Add New 3G Customers till Final Order : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of India today ruled that Bharti Airtel cannot add any new 3G customers via intra-circle roaming pact with   Idea Cellular and Vodafone India, till further notice in circles which airtel did not have 3G spectrum to offer services. The court has allowed Vodafone India and Idea Cellular to be party to the 3G roaming case filed by Bharti Airtel. Supreem Court also said that that existing 3G… Read More

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3G Roaming : Supreme Court Grants Relief To Airtel till 11 April

The Supreme Court of India today granted some interim relief to Bharti Airtel over 3G intra circle roaming services in 7 telecom circles in which it did not have 3G Spectrum to offer services. Supreme Court has asked the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), not to take any action on the Bharti Airtel till Thursday, 11th April, 2013. Earlier on March 15 DoT asked the Airtel to terminate its 3G roaming… Read More

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DoT asks Vodafone India and Idea Cellular to Stop 3G Services via ICR, Pay Penalty

After Bharti Airtel, now the Department of Telecom (DoT) has asked Vodafone India and Idea Cellular to stop offering third generation (3G) services in circles where the both operator does not hold spectrum immediately. The DoT has also asked Vodafone and Idea Cellular to pay a penalty of Rs.550 crore and Rs.300 crore respectively for offering 3G services via Intra-Circle roaming pacts beyond permitted zones with in 15 days. On… Read More

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SingTel Backs Airtel in Additional Spectrum Allocation Case

Singapore’s telecom major SingTel stands beside Bharti Airtel by stating it has full faith in the company’s corporate governance standards under the leadership of Sunil Mittal. Singtel holds about 32 per cent stake in Bharti Airtel. On Tuesday, a special CBI court summoned present and former top honchos of the telecom industry, including Bharti Airtel Chairman and Managing Director Sunil Mittal, for their alleged involvement in additional spectrum allocation in… Read More

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Airtel Launches FREE Roaming Scheme For Delhi – NCR Customers Travels to 6 States

India’s largest mobile service operator Bharti Airtel, today announced new and affordable “Roaming Plan” with Free Incoming Call facility and outgoing rates same as Home & Roam for its Delhi – NCR customers that would travel to Bihar – Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh Eeast and West including Uttrakhand and West Bengal – Sikkim – Andman – Nikobar (except Kolkata) telecom circles. With this, over 9 million plus Airtel prepaid mobile customers… Read More

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Kargil Gets First Private Mobile Operator, Airtel Network Goes Live

India’s largest mobile operator Bharti Airtel extended its mobile coverage to the toughest terrains of Kargil (Jammu and Kashmir). The superior network from Airtel will provide seamless voice and data connectivity in this region. With the presence in Kargil, Airtel now has network coverage in all 22 districts of Jammu and Kashmir. District Kargil is known for its inclement weather conditions and remains cut off from the rest of the country… Read More

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