Airtel, Hughes to launch satellite broadband services in India

Indian multinational telecommunications services company Bharti Airtel and Hughes Communications India Pvt (HCIPL), a majority-owned subsidiary of Hughes Network Systems LLC, announced the establishment of a collaborative venture to provide satellite broadband services in India. As such, the JV combines the Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) businesses of both companies to offer scalable enterprise networking […]

India's Airtel, TCS tap robotics to roll and build 5G based technology

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel and IT major Tata Consultancy Services partnered to build a 5G-based remote working technology using robotics, according to a press release from the digital communications solution provider.  While both companies are operating the trials in Airtel’s 5G lab at Manesar, these solutions will allow remote robotic operations in possibly dangerous environments […]

Airtel, Ericsson launch India’s first rural 5G trial

Indian Telecom operator Bharti Airtel and Swedish vendor Ericsson initiated a plan of what seems to be India’s first rural 5G network trial, enabling access to high broadband in the areas. Initiated in the village Bhaipur Bramanan by using a 5G trial spectrum given to Airtel from India’s Department of Telecom, the trial could hold […]

Airtel Nigeria announces offer to buy out minority shareholders

Airtel Africa, the wireless operator, has announced that its subsidiary Airtel Nigeria has initiated a process to buy back the 8.27 percent minority shareholdings at $0.13 per share. The total consideration is estimated to be $0.15 billion, using an exchange rate of NGN 413.38 per US dollar, assuming that all the minority shareholders decide to […]

VI and Airtel’s DoT fines, India’s networking market 14% growth

As India’s networking market evolved in Q2 2021, the country’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT)brutally edged down its sword on telcos Vodafone Idea (VI) and comrade Bharti Airtel by forcing them to pay heavy fines in three weeks concerning flouting of license terms. This harsh decision could not have been taken in a more critical time […]

India’s Airtel to cut 50% in greenhouse gas to combat climate change

Indian operator Bharti Airtel publicized Monday its approach to fight climate change by reducing 50 percent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions spread across its complete network operations. India’s homegrown telco promised to fundamentally decrease its carbon footprint and emission from its operations to reach climate-sympathetic aims via multitudes of interventions to diminish the company’s role […]

Indian Cabinet approves telecom relief package

India’s Union Cabinet approved on Wednesday a profusion of the eagerly anticipated relief package aiming to support the country’s distressed telecom sector by providing the option of converting interest on spectrum dues into government equity. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Union Cabinet confirmed nine structural reforms and five process reforms leading to a transformation of India’s […]

Airtel launches $1.62 add-on data plan, offers 15GB data

Indian operator Airtel has introduced a data add-on for its prepay customers by offering 15GB for mobile internet traffic for $1.62, The Economic Times reports. There are no call or SMS included in this tariff plan. The add-on includes a 30-day bonus subscription to one of the three channels on the Airtel Xstream mobile app. […]