December 10th, 2020 5:00 PM 7 COMMENTS

Analyst Expects Airtel to Soon Hike Tariffs

Bharti Airtel, the second largest wireless operator in India is soon expected to hike tariffs, Motilal Oswal said in a report on Wednesday. The firm said that the tariff hike “which looked uncertain” in the past six to nine month period “has now started to look imminent” due to the “weakening of industry subscriber growth.” However, Motilal Oswal highlighted that the earnings outlook of Airtel “remains strong” due to the... Read More

November 17th, 2020 7:15 PM 52 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel Now Refarming 2G Spectrum to Provide Enhanced 4G Services in 10 Circles

Last year, we saw Bharti Airtel completely shutting down 3G services across the country. A new report by PTI now highlights the telco has started refarming 2G spectrum for 4G services to deliver enhanced network services to the customers. Airtel is said to have started deploying 4G technology in the 900 Mhz band. For those who are unaware, Airtel is using the same 900 Mhz band currently to provide 2G... Read More

October 29th, 2020 4:52 PM 2 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel Had Stellar Second Quarter: Kotak

Kotak Institutional Equities on Wednesday said in a report that the second quarter of the current financial year was a “stellar quarter” for Bharti Airtel’s India wireless business “on all counts.” The firm in its report said that the Bharti Airtel Africa wireless business did “even better” as compared to its Indian peer while the non-wireless India businesses of Airtel registered “steady prints.” Airtel on Tuesday announced its second-quarter financial... Read More

October 29th, 2020 12:13 PM 57 COMMENTS

Vi Fastest But Jio Leads in 4G Availability, Hyderabad Fastest City in India

Ookla, the company behind the Speedtest platform on Wednesday said that Vi India was the fastest 4G operator in India during the third quarter of the current year. The company said that Vi India registered a mean download and upload speeds of 13.74 Mbps and 6.19 Mbps respectively during the 2020 third quarter. Ookla said that Airtel registered a mean download and upload speeds of 13.58 Mbps and 4.15 Mbps... Read More

August 10th, 2020 12:39 PM 14 COMMENTS

Airtel Enhances 4G Services in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Bharti Airtel on Monday announced the launch of its “Ultra-Fast 4G” services in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The development is on the heels of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating the Submarine Optical Fibre Cable Connectivity between Chennai and Andman and Nicobar Islands (CANI Project). The Submarine Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) connecting Chennai and Port Blair is said to deliver 2x 200 Gbps between the two cities. Further, the... Read More

July 6th, 2020 3:44 PM 40 COMMENTS

Airtel Platinum Customers to Get Faster 4G Data Speeds: Everything You Need to Know

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel today officially announced a new service called 'Priority 4G Network,' feature to its Platinum tier customers. With the help of this new feature, Airtel Platinum customers will be able to enjoy faster 4G data speeds. According to a press release from Bharti Airtel, it has deployed advanced technologies that give its Platinum mobile customers preference on the network. As a result, all Platinum customers will experience... Read More

February 10th, 2020 7:58 PM 7 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel 4G User Base Gets a Major Boost Owing to 6 Paise Off-Net Charges from Jio

Bharti Airtel added a whopping 21 million 4G subscribers in a single quarter for the first time. During the September-December 2019 quarter, Airtel 4G subscriber base got a major boost, owing to the six paise interconnect usage charges introduced by Reliance Jio. For the unaware, Jio started charging six paise per minute for off-net calls which made its subscribers shift to Bharti Airtel on a large number. Last week, Bharti... Read More

February 4th, 2020 8:21 PM 14 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel Subscriber Base Reaches 308 Million in Q3 FY20, ARPU Increased to Rs 135

Bharti Airtel today announced its consolidated results for the quarter that ended on December 31, 2019. Overall, it's a good quarter for the telco in terms of subscriber numbers and APRU, however, on the revenue side of things, the company is still struggling. In Q3 FY20, Bharti Airtel subscriber base reached 308 million, up by 1.3% QoQ and 1.8% YoY. Across 16 countries, Airtel' subscriber base is 419 million. In... Read More

January 31st, 2020 1:30 PM 23 COMMENTS

Coronavirus Contamination Causes Concern for Indian Telcos Airtel and Vodafone Idea Over 4G Expansion

Coronavirus outbreak may likely affect Airtel, Vodafone Idea’s 4G expansion and rollout as Chinese vendors will be unable to supply network gear over the period of time. Reliance Jio Infocomm not likely to be impacted as it sources gear from South Korea’s Samsung, which we are already aware of. Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea are staring at costlier 4G expansion and rollout plans on account of coronavirus disruption in China... Read More

September 5th, 2019 1:37 PM 45 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea Customers Will Get Better 4G Services as Telcos Plan to Refarm Spectrum

Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea customers will be able to enjoy better network services and increased 4G speeds with better coverage as well. A new ET Telecom report highlights that both the companies are looking forward to refarm the bulk of their 2G and 3G spectrum to be used for 4G services, the analysts have remarked. Previously, we have heard from Bharti Airtel CEO, Gopal Vittal that the telecom operator... Read More

September 10th, 2018 4:29 PM 46 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel Announces 4G Mobile Network Upgradation in Tamil Nadu to Enhance the User Experience

Bharti Airtel, today stated that it has upgraded its mobile network in Tamil Nadu to enhance the experience to its 23 million users in the circle. With this new upgradation, Airtel says it has enabled superior voice experience for 4G smartphones in Tamil Nadu. Furthermore, the company has further optimised its 3G network, which carries the bulk of the voice traffic for smartphone users, by deploying state of the art... Read More

July 10th, 2018 4:17 PM 120 COMMENTS

Bharti Airtel Plans Aggressive 4G Expansion in West Bengal by Rolling Out 10,000 New Mobile Sites

Bharti Airtel today made an announcement regarding its network upgradation in West Bengal circle. Airtel stated that it would make significant investments to expand its high-speed network footprint across West Bengal as part of its network transformation program - Project Leap. During FY18-19, Airtel plans to roll out 10,000 new mobile sites across West Bengal to boost its network capacity for high-speed data and voice services. This rollout would translate... Read More

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