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Airtel appoints ex-NASA scientist as chief data scientist

By : CIOL Writers

India’s largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel has appointed ex-NASA scientist Santanu Bhattacharya as the company’s chief data scientist. Bhattacharya will be responsible to accelerate efforts around emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality.

Airtel gets reprieve from UIDAI over Aadhaar based e-KYC

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After a temporary ban, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has restored Bharti Airtel’s authorization to perform Aadhaar based e-KYC verification with certain terms and conditions. According to UIDAI‘s conditions, the telecom operator will have to submit quarterly reports on

Airtel acquires Indian leg of GBI’s India-Middle East-Europe submarine cable​

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Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecom operator, has announced a strategic agreement to unlock the capacity on Gulf Bridge International’s India-Middle East-Europe submarine cable system. As a part of the agreement, Airtel will acquire the ownership of the India leg of GBI’s

Airtel and Google team up to bring low-cost 4G smartphones

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Telecom operator Bharti Airtel and Google have teamed up to bring low-cost 4G smartphones powered by Android Oreo (Go Edition). As part of Airtel’s ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ program, the company will ship entry-level 4G smartphones having Android Oreo (Go edition) as standard OS

Airtel joins global alliance to bring in-flight data connectivity

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Bharti Airtel has joined a new global collaboration to bring high-speed and uninterrupted in-flight data connectivity to its subscribers. The global partnership known as ‘Seamless Alliance’, whose other founding members include OneWeb, Airbus, Delta and Sprint, will work towards leveraging satellite technology to

Airtel and Huawei conduct India’s first 5G trial

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Bharti Airtel and Huawei today announced that they have successfully conducted India’s first 5G network trial under a test set up at Airtel’s state-of-the-art Network Experience Centre in Manesar (Gurgaon). The setup demonstrates high spectral efficiency and

Airtel partners HMD Global to offer Nokia 2 at an effective price of Rs 4,999

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Airtel and HMD Global have announced a partnership to offer affordable 4G smartphone options to customers as part of Airtel’s ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ initiative.  Nokia 3 and Nokia 2, 4G smartphones are now available with an attractive cashback offer of Rs

Airtel’s strategic partnership now brings Hotstar content on Airtel TV app

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Bharti Airtel, and Hotstar today announced a strategic partnership to bring the latter’s digital content portfolio to Airtel customers. All content on Airtel TV app is free for Airtel Prepaid and Postpaid customers on a promotional basis till

Airtel asks TRAI to issue fresh paper on non-predatory tariff

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Bharti Airtel has asked the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India(TRAI) to issue fresh consultation paper before framing guidelines to ensure transparent, non-discriminatory and non-predatory tariff offers. The Telecom Disputes and Settlement Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) asked TRAI to work out guidelines

Hike teams up with Airtel to integrate ‘Total’ on mobile phones

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Hike, India’s homegrown messaging app has teamed up with Bharti Airtel to bring ‘Total, built by Hike’ on mobile devices under the “Mera Peha Smartphone” initiative by Airtel. A recently-announced offering by Hike, ‘Total’ allows users to access essential services such

Singtel to invest Rs 2649cr in Bharti Telecom

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Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) announced that it will invest Rs 2649 crore in Bharti Telecom Limited, the promoter company of Airtel. The transaction is subject to the Bharti Telecom shareholders’ approval. The transaction comes within 23 months of Singtel’s participation in

Reliance Jio not preferred operator for number portability

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Reliance Jio may be having over 160 million subscribers thanks to its cheapest 4G data plans, and Rs 0 JioPhone but when it comes to mobile number portability, Mukesh Ambani’s company is not the preferred choice for subscribers. According to a study

Amazon is offering free Prime subscription to Airtel postpaid customers

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Amazon is teaming up with Airtel to offer free Amazon Prime subscription to Airtel postpaid customers. Amazon Prime membership which is available for Rs 999 per year will be available at zero cost to new and existing Airtel Postpaid users

Airtel revamps Rs 448, Rs 509 plans to counter RJio’s latest offer

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The data wars in the Indian telecom space are getting intense by the day. After Reliance Jio revealed its latest Happy New year Offer, 2018, arch-rival Airtel has come up with two new revised plans. To compete with Jio’s latest

Reliance Jio revises 4G plans with 1.5GB daily data

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Reliance Jio is back with a new offer- ‘Happy New Year 2018’ plans, wherein all existing 1 GB packs have been revised to offer either 50 percent more data or Rs 50 discount on the price. The company says its new

Airtel teams up with Samsung to offer Galaxy J2 at an effective price of Rs 5,490

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As part of it’s ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ initiative, Airtel has now teamed up with Samsung to ring a range affordable 4G smartphone options to customers. Under the new alliance, four top models from Samsung’s popular Galaxy J-series range – J2 (2017), J5 Prime, J7

TRAI issues new interconnect rules; fine up to Rs 1lakh per day for violation

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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued new guidelines that require telecom operators to sign an interconnection agreement on a non-discriminatory basis within 30 days of receipt of a network connectivity request from a rival service provider. The

Airtel launches Rs 93 recharge pack to counter RJio’s Rs 98 plan

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The ongoing war among the major telecom operators across the country is getting intense by the day with everyone trying to get an upper hand in this battle. Bharti Airtel, too isn’t far behind. The telecom operator has launched a

Airtel revamps Airtel TV app; free subscription till June’18

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Bharti Airtel has launched a new version of the Airtel TV app with a revamped interface. The telecom operator also announced free subscription to all prepaid and postpaid users until June 2018. The newer version of Airtel TV app will

UIDAI bars Airtel from conducting Aadhaar-based SIM verification

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UIDAI has temporarily barred Bharti Airtel and Airtel Payments Bank from conducting Aadhaar-based SIM verification of mobile customers using eKYC process as well as e-KYC of payments bank clients. The action follows allegations of Bharti Airtel using the Aadhaar-eKYC based