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Vittal said India should have an open ecosystem. He cited examples of CDMA and GSM to push his case.(Ramesh Pathania)

India specific 5G standard a threat, can hamper innovation: Airtel CEO

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 02:49 PM IST
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 did not give any timeline for the next increase in call and data tariffs.(Reuters)
Vittal did not give any timeline for the next increase in call and data tariffs.(Reuters)

Bharti Airtel CEO indicates another round of tariff hike

Livemint | By Ishita Guha
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 06:01 AM IST
The company last raised tariffs by up to 42% in December.
Maruti, the country’s top carmaker, recorded its first quarterly loss in 17 years.(PTI)
Maruti, the country’s top carmaker, recorded its first quarterly loss in 17 years.(PTI)

Covid-19 takes a toll on bellwether firms

Livemint | By Deborshi Chaki and Nasrin Sultana
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 05:57 AM IST
While the erosion in profits and revenues in the June quarter was not entirely unexpected, analysts warned poor visibility on demand and disruptions to supply chains will be a key concern for investors in the near to medium term.
This will peg the enterprise valuation of Nxtra at USD 1.2 billion which is over Rs 9,084 crore.(Reuters)
This will peg the enterprise valuation of Nxtra at USD 1.2 billion which is over Rs 9,084 crore.(Reuters)

Carlyle to acquire about 25% stake in Airtel’s data centre business for about Rs 1,780 cr

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2020 09:05 AM IST
The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals, including nod from the Competition Commission of India.
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)

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

By Promotional Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2020 11:54 AM IST
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.
The management of Bharti Airtel, present at the earnings call, said the competitive intensity has stabilised to the extent that the company has not seen a reduction in tariffs.(Reuters)
The management of Bharti Airtel, present at the earnings call, said the competitive intensity has stabilised to the extent that the company has not seen a reduction in tariffs.(Reuters)

Airtel says 5G spectrums ‘unaffordable’, urges Govt to reduce base price

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2019 09:28 PM IST
Vittal said the base prices recommended by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) places the radiowaves in the ballpark range of Rs 50,000-55,000 crore for 100 MHz of spectrum.
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