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Bharti Airtel to raise prepaid mobile tariffs from November 26

Airtel’s cheapest mobile plan will now start at 99 for 28 days, 25 per cent more than the current price of 79. On the other hand, the costliest plan will be priced at 2,999 for 365 days, a Live Mint article said.
Moments after the announcement of a hike in prepaid tariffs, shares of Bharti Airtel rose as much as 5.8 per cent to a record high of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>755.95.(Reuters file photo)
Moments after the announcement of a hike in prepaid tariffs, shares of Bharti Airtel rose as much as 5.8 per cent to a record high of 755.95.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Nov 22, 2021 12:01 PM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Airtel offers 6,000 cashback offer on budget phones ahead of JioPhone launch

To avail the 6,000 rupees ($80) cashback on smartphones priced as much as 12,000 rupees, a customer will need to buy a so-called prepaid mobile services pack of 249 rupees or above continuously for 36 months. 
Airtel said if a customer opts for a device priced at 6,000 rupees, they can get back their entire investment.(Reuters)
Airtel said if a customer opts for a device priced at 6,000 rupees, they can get back their entire investment.(Reuters)
Published on Oct 08, 2021 04:16 PM IST
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Airtel to triple data centre capacity by ’25

  • Bharti Airtel said it expects a huge increase in data needs, as data-intensive 5G applications are implemented.
Airtel, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd and Vodafone Idea Ltd are readying their 5G infrastructure in anticipation of spectrum auctions next year.(MINT_PRINT)
Airtel, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd and Vodafone Idea Ltd are readying their 5G infrastructure in anticipation of spectrum auctions next year.(MINT_PRINT)
Published on Oct 01, 2021 05:29 AM IST
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ByVignesh Ananthraj, Prasid Banerjee, Bengaluru

Airtel conducts first cloud gaming session on 5G

  • Cloud gaming will be one of the “biggest use cases of 5G” as it offers a combination of high speed and low latency internet, Bharti Airtel chief technology officer Randeep Sekhon said.
Airtel used a game called Asphalt, which doesn’t necessarily need very high computing resources(Reuters)
Airtel used a game called Asphalt, which doesn’t necessarily need very high computing resources(Reuters)
Published on Sep 03, 2021 06:25 AM IST
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ByPrasid Banerjee, New Delhi

Airtel board approves 21,000 cr rights issue

  • Funds will help the telco expand network, pay dues, take on rival Jio
Bharti Airtel last raised <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>25,000 crore through a rights offering in May 2019. In February this year(Reuters)
Bharti Airtel last raised 25,000 crore through a rights offering in May 2019. In February this year(Reuters)
Published on Aug 30, 2021 06:53 AM IST
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BySwaraj Singh Dhanjal , Mumbai

Bharti Airtel to raise up to $2.86 billion via share sale

Bharti founder-chairman Sunil Mittal and others in the founder group will also participate in the share purchase, the company said in a statement.
Bharti said the shares would be priced at <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>535 apiece, which is around a 10% discount to Friday's close of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>595.15.(Reuters)
Bharti said the shares would be priced at 535 apiece, which is around a 10% discount to Friday's close of 595.15.(Reuters)
Published on Aug 29, 2021 06:04 PM IST
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Airtel board to meet today to consider fundraising options

  • The move is expected to give more power to Airtel, as the company takes on rivals in the Indian telecom market that is now gearing up for 5G.
According to the subscriber data released by telecom regulator recently, Bharti Airtel added 38.1 lakh wireless subscribers in June,(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
According to the subscriber data released by telecom regulator recently, Bharti Airtel added 38.1 lakh wireless subscribers in June,(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Updated on Aug 29, 2021 05:53 AM IST
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Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Airtel's final call on foreign currency bonds issuance post-meet with investors

The Bharti Airtel board had earlier this month approved fundraising plan of up to 7,500 crore via debt instruments such as debentures and bonds, in one or more tranches.
Airtel's fundraising plan comes at a time when the government has set the ball rolling for the upcoming spectrum auction, in which radio waves valued at <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3.92 lakh crore will be put on the block.(File photo)
Airtel's fundraising plan comes at a time when the government has set the ball rolling for the upcoming spectrum auction, in which radio waves valued at 3.92 lakh crore will be put on the block.(File photo)
Published on Feb 22, 2021 06:13 PM IST
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Bharti Airtel tests 5G service, races ahead of competitors

  • 5G trial gives telco a shot in the arm as it has been struggling to catch up with Jio.
Airtel’s 5G technology is capable of delivering 10 times higher speeds and latency compared to the existing technologies, the company claimed. (REUTERS)
Airtel’s 5G technology is capable of delivering 10 times higher speeds and latency compared to the existing technologies, the company claimed. (REUTERS)
Published on Jan 29, 2021 05:18 AM IST
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ByIshita Guha, Livemint, New Delhi

Industry ramps up supply chain for 5G launch in 2021

Experts said stressed financials of Bharti Airtel Ltd and Vodafone Idea Ltd (Vi) could discourage them to participate in the 5G launch, especially in view of the costs involving fiberization and the pricing of spectrum.
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Published on Jan 04, 2021 04:29 AM IST
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Livemint | ByIshita Guha and Prasid Banerjee

Airtel writes to DoT, says Jio’s charges against it baseless, outrageous

The letter by Airtel to Telecom Secretary Anshu Prakash said the company is aware of a complaint made by Reliance Jio to the department dated December 28, in reference to the disruption of RJIL (Reliance Jio) services due to farmer’s protests in Punjab and Haryana.
Airtel noted that a similar allegation had been levelled by Jio in a letter to the telecom regulator earlier in December to which the company had responded.(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Airtel noted that a similar allegation had been levelled by Jio in a letter to the telecom regulator earlier in December to which the company had responded.(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Published on Jan 02, 2021 03:56 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

The inspiring journey of Sugandha Thakur

Sugandha Thakur has launched her own YouTube channel to motivate the youth.
Sugandha Thakur has successfully spearheaded over 1,000 corporate shows and events within her capacity.
Sugandha Thakur has successfully spearheaded over 1,000 corporate shows and events within her capacity.
Published on Dec 28, 2020 04:37 PM IST
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India specific 5G standard a threat, can hamper innovation: Airtel CEO

The statement from Vittal followed a speech by RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani at the event, where he mentioned that Jio’s 5G network “will be powered by indigenous-developed network, hardware and technology components”.
Vittal said India should have an open ecosystem. He cited examples of CDMA and GSM to push his case.(Ramesh Pathania)
Vittal said India should have an open ecosystem. He cited examples of CDMA and GSM to push his case.(Ramesh Pathania)
Published on Dec 08, 2020 02:49 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

With people from all across the world running, Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2020

Keeping the concern of crowds in mind, Airtel and Procam pivoted toward an app-based marathon alongside the regular race for the elite runners.
ADHM 2020-Overall Elite Women winner Ethopia’s Yalemzerf Yehualaw at the finish line.(Airtel)
ADHM 2020-Overall Elite Women winner Ethopia’s Yalemzerf Yehualaw at the finish line.(Airtel)
Updated on Dec 03, 2020 11:47 AM IST
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ByPromotional Feature, HT Brand Studio

Remote work gives Airtel’s data usage a 58% boost

During the quarter, Airtel recorded a sequential growth of 14.4 million in 4G user base at 152.7 million, up 48% from a year ago, as more customers turned to better data services.
Airtel’s average revenue per user (Arpu) rose to ₹162 from ₹128 from a year ago, and ₹157 in the June quarter.(Mint)
Airtel’s average revenue per user (Arpu) rose to ₹162 from ₹128 from a year ago, and ₹157 in the June quarter.(Mint)
Published on Oct 28, 2020 05:59 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByIshita Guha

Sweeping up awards in four main categories puts Airtel

The categories in which Airtel emerged as a clear winner were Voice App Experience, Mobile Gaming Experience, Video Experience, and Download Speed Experience.
OpenSignal analysed mobile user experience on major telecom operators in India. Airtel emerged as a winner in four categories.(OpenSignal)
OpenSignal analysed mobile user experience on major telecom operators in India. Airtel emerged as a winner in four categories.(OpenSignal)
Published on Oct 07, 2020 07:15 PM IST
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ByPromotional Feature, HT Brand Studio

Telcos to gain as 2G user base shrinks, pin tariff hopes on 4G

Limited access to recharge centres also led to 2G service disruptions, as 4G customers prefer digital modes for recharge.
The lockdowns led to an exodus of workers from urban to rural India following job losses, resulting in a fall in the 2G subscriber base.(Mint)
The lockdowns led to an exodus of workers from urban to rural India following job losses, resulting in a fall in the 2G subscriber base.(Mint)
Updated on Aug 28, 2020 06:03 AM IST
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Livemint, New Delhi | ByIshita Guha and Romita Majumdar

News updates from Hindustan Times: France becomes first country to open borders, consular services for Indian students and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron.(AP file photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron.(AP file photo)
Updated on Aug 20, 2020 09:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Chart plan to recover AGR dues: Supreme Court

While observing that recovery of dues may not be possible from telcos undergoing insolvency, the apex court asked the government whether spectrum can be sold under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). The case has been adjourned to August 14.
The court, however, did not mention the order reserved on the staggered payment of dues by Vodafone Idea Ltd, Bharti Airtel Ltd and Tata Teleservices.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The court, however, did not mention the order reserved on the staggered payment of dues by Vodafone Idea Ltd, Bharti Airtel Ltd and Tata Teleservices.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 11, 2020 04:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByIshita Guha and Japnam Bindra

Vodafone Idea bounces back; shares close 7% higher after initial loss

On the BSE, the stock had plunged 7.39 per cent to Rs 7.64 in early trade. Later, it erased the losses as the trade progressed. It finally closed at Rs 8.83, a gain of 7.03 per cent.
On the NSE, it settled the day 6.66 per cent higher at Rs 8.80. During the morning trade, it had cracked 7.87 per cent to Rs 7.60.(REUTERS)
On the NSE, it settled the day 6.66 per cent higher at Rs 8.80. During the morning trade, it had cracked 7.87 per cent to Rs 7.60.(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 07, 2020 06:15 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

When a customer service rep won a PUBG gamer’s heart

No false promises, and prompt responses—the recipe of good customer service sounds pretty simple, says Delhi resident Anish Sharma.
Some companies are redefining customer service altogether, Airtel being one of them.(Pexels)
Some companies are redefining customer service altogether, Airtel being one of them.(Pexels)
Updated on Jul 31, 2020 10:46 PM IST
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Carlyle to acquire about 25% stake in Airtel’s data centre business for about 1,780 cr

The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals, including nod from the Competition Commission of India.
This will peg the enterprise valuation of Nxtra at USD 1.2 billion which is over <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>9,084 crore.(Reuters)
This will peg the enterprise valuation of Nxtra at USD 1.2 billion which is over 9,084 crore.(Reuters)
Updated on Jul 01, 2020 09:05 AM IST
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Press Trust of India | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar

How small changes helped me stay focused on my goals during the lockdown

“Finding a balance between work and our interests is the key to staying productive and motivated, and all it takes is a bit of planning and discipline”—writes the Chief Creative Officer of a global marketing firm, in this deeply personal account.
As work from home begins to become more common, it is important to remember that we are more than just our job titles.(iStock)
As work from home begins to become more common, it is important to remember that we are more than just our job titles.(iStock)
Updated on Jun 29, 2020 10:18 AM IST
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ByPartnered Feature, HT Brand Studio

Here’s how complimentary offers are helping to increase customer lifecycle

The partnership between OTT players and telco companies is for keeps. A recent study shows how carrier-bundled OTT media services not only make users spend more on their mobile and home broadband bills, but also be more loyal towards the carriers.
Until a few years ago, we could never imagine a consumer’s relationship with their smartphone! But, today, most people are hungry for mobile data and stream video content on their handsets.(Pexels)
Until a few years ago, we could never imagine a consumer’s relationship with their smartphone! But, today, most people are hungry for mobile data and stream video content on their handsets.(Pexels)
Updated on Jun 13, 2020 09:42 PM IST
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ByPromotional Feature, HT Brand Studio

US tech firms make a beeline for foothold in Indian telecom

Analysts say the discussions and buzz around partnerships between technology and telecom companies could mark a strategic shift, especially in the e-commerce sector.
Amazon is reportedly in talks to buy a 5% stake worth at least $2 billion in Bharti Airtel.
Amazon is reportedly in talks to buy a 5% stake worth at least $2 billion in Bharti Airtel.
Updated on Jun 05, 2020 03:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai/New Delhi | ByRomita Majumdar and Leroy Leo

Bharti Airtel shares rise 10%; data demand, tariff hikes help

The company’s average revenue per user, a key metric for the telecom sector, rose 25 per cent to 154 rupees at its India mobile services business during the quarter ended March 31.
Airtel said it added 12.5 million 4G subscribers in the March quarter.(Reuters)
Airtel said it added 12.5 million 4G subscribers in the March quarter.(Reuters)
Updated on May 19, 2020 02:18 PM IST
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Bengaluru, Karnataka | ByReuters | Posted by: Shivani Kumar

Airtel and Vodafone users, rejoice! ZEE5 has some great news for you

There is a way for you to enjoy 4500+ blockbuster movies & exclusive shows on ZEE5 free of cost. We bet you can’t wait to get started!
ZEE5, India’s Most Desired Video Streaming Brand (named by TRA), is home to over 1 lakh hours of Original content.(ZEE5)
ZEE5, India’s Most Desired Video Streaming Brand (named by TRA), is home to over 1 lakh hours of Original content.(ZEE5)
Updated on Apr 15, 2020 11:05 AM IST
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ByPromotional Feature, HT Brand Studio

BSNL to offer free validity extension, extra talk time during lockdown

BSNL will also provide free talk time of Rs.10 to all such subscribers who reach zero balance during the duration of the lockdown. These facilities will be extended to help BSNL mobile subscribers communicate in an emergency.
On Sunday, the Congress party had written to owners of Jio, Vodafone-Idea, BSNL and Airtel seeking free calls on their networks for migrants amid the lockdown in the country due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 disease.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
On Sunday, the Congress party had written to owners of Jio, Vodafone-Idea, BSNL and Airtel seeking free calls on their networks for migrants amid the lockdown in the country due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 disease.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Updated on Mar 30, 2020 06:02 PM IST
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Simple things you can do at home to fight the spread of COVID-19

Even as India goes into a complete lockdown for 21 days, Airtel promises to help us stay connected to our loved ones with its Airtel Thanks app and other services.
You can teach elderly people how to use the Airtel Thanks app.(iStock)
You can teach elderly people how to use the Airtel Thanks app.(iStock)
Updated on Mar 29, 2020 10:18 AM IST
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ByPromotional Feature, HT Brand Studio

Airtel braces for COVID-19, as telcos gear up for the battle

CEO Gopal Vittal sends a heartwarming letter to its employees and customers assuring people that services will not be hampered. The company is also doing its bit to ensure that employees and customers stay safe.
Coronavirus: Airtel is upgrading its quality of service and advancing investments to keep up with a spike in demand.(iStock)
Coronavirus: Airtel is upgrading its quality of service and advancing investments to keep up with a spike in demand.(iStock)
Updated on Mar 26, 2020 11:54 AM IST
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