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Airtel set to launch 4G VoLTE service by March 2018

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Bharti Airtel Ltd plans to launch its own 4G VoLTE service to take on Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd by March 2018. Airtel India MD and CEO Gopal Vittal said the company has done VoLTE trials in 5-6 cities already. With this move,

Airtel postpaid users can now carry forward their unused data balance

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Telecom operator Bharti Airtel announced that it is now allowing its postpaid customers to carry forward their unused data in their next billing cycle starting August 1, 2017. The postpaid customers can carry forward their unused data up to a

Airtel Business launches new digital platform to lure SMBs and startups

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Airtel Business, the B2B arm of Bharti Airtel has launched a new digital platform offering internet plans to the companies, without any data caps. The platform is aimed at providing connectivity, communication and collaboration requirements of Emerging Businesses, including SMEs and Startups. “Emerging enterprises

Reliance Jio still wreaking havoc for Airtel; profits plunge 72pc

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Bharti Airtel must be asking itself- ‘When will this storm end?’ We can answer that for you, sir- Not anytime soon. Airtel posted an abysmal 72 percent drop in quarterly profit yesterday, obviously missing analysts’ estimates, as Reliance Jio’s unending kitty

Ola partners Airtel to roll out integrated digital services to users

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Cab-aggregator Ola has partnered Airtel to roll out integrated digital services to their customers. As part of the deal, Ola will integrate Airtel Payments bank to its app to offer convenient digital payments solutions to customers for their rides. Also, Airtel will integrate

Airtel’s ‘Baahubali’ plan to take on RJio

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While Reliance Jio is resorting to unending offers to lure customers to its network, arch rival Airtel has devised a new ‘Baahubali’ plan to prove its mettle in the telecom industry. Bharti Airtel has partnered with ‘Baahubali 2 – The

Airtel introduces Reliance Jio-like offers to retain users

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With Reliance Jio’s unstoppable offer extensions, it’s time for the incumbent operators to pull up their socks. Last month Airtel introduced a Surprise offer, giving away up to 30GB for three months. Now the company is extending the plan with

RJio files complaint against Airtel, Vodafone, Idea for violating licensing norms

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The uproar in the telecom industry continues. While Reliance Jio’s unprecedented entry and growth in the Indian telecom landscape has surprised many, the incumbent operators are trying everything they can (quite literally)  to stand the battleground by launching multiple luring offers.

Airtel beats RJio this time; launches Android powered ‘Airtel Internet TV’

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Though, Reliance Jio is widely rumoured to roll out its own DTH services soon, along with a smart set-top-box, looks like Bharti Airtel has beaten Ambani’s company this time at least. Airtel has launched an Android-based set-top-box, which can essentially convert any standard

4G download speed on Jio was the fastest and almost double of Idea & Airtel in February

The recently published monthly average mobile broadband speed data by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for February shows that the download speed on Jio network was the fastest network during the month. Although Jio’s speed declined marginally to

ACT Fibernet launches 1Gbps wired broadband service in India starting with Hyderabad

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ACT Fibernet, an Indian telecommunications company, is making the high-speed internet connection, which was available only for enterprises, accessible for every individual. ACT Fibernet has announced the launch of 1Gbps wired broadband internet service in India. The high-speed broadband connectivity

Truecaller announces partnership with Google, Airtel and ICICI bank to take on WhatsApp

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Truecaller has announced a slew of partnerships in a bid to compete with WhatsApp in India. Truecaller has partnered with Google Duo, to integrate its’s video calling feature on its platform. The feature will be available in the coming months

Bharti Airtel to acquire Tikona Networks’ 4G business

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Indian telecom sector is witnessing yet another consolidation move with Bharti Airtel entering into a definitive agreement with Tikona Digital Networks to acquire Tikona’s 4G Business including the Broadband Wireless Access spectrum and 350 sites, in five telecom circles, the country’s largest

Vodafone India & Idea Cellular heading to be the largest telco of India after merger

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Finally, the speculations have come to an end. Vodafone India and Idea Cellular have officially announced the merger, becoming the largest telecom operator in the country. Vodafone India and Idea Cellular are joining hands to give a stiff competition to

Vodafone, Idea reportedly near initial agreement in merger deal

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Vodafone India and Idea Cellular are said to be nearing an initial agreement to merge their separate entities into a single unit creating India’s largest telecom network. According to a Bloomberg report, the two could make the announcement for the same

Netflix partners with Airtel, Videocon d2h and Vodafone to increase foothold in India

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In a bid to gain a bigger foothold in one of the world’s most lucrative market, global video streaming service Netflix has announced strategic partnerships with Airtel, Videocon d2h and Vodafone in India to offer locally-produced series and films to Indian viewers.

Vodafone, Idea, and Airtel launch offers to take on Reliance Jio

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The counter-attack continues. Refusing to give up on the battle against the powerful Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone and Idea are back with a slew of new offers. As an onslaught to the recently introduced Jio Prime Membership, the established telecom networks

Nokia and Airtel will collaborate to build 5G business cases

Nokia and Airtel have agreed to create a strategic roadmap for network evolution to the 5G technology standard and management of connected devices. 5G promises to enable dramatic improvements in peak data speeds, network latency and agility, as well as

Airtel abolishes national roaming to counter RJio, revises international roaming charges too

Airtel today announced that starting April 1, 2017, Airtel customers roaming within India will enjoy free incoming calls/SMS and there will be no premium on outgoing calls allowing them to speak freely wherever they are within the country. Starting April

Airtel Payments Bank to cross-sell insurance, MF products

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Airtel Payments Bank is planning to cross-sell financial products like insurance and third party loans through its banking points over the next one year to boost its revenue from other income categories. Because payments banks can not lend; it is