Free Press Journal
  • Telcos face Trai fine over breaching rules

    New Delhi : Regulator TRAI has imposed penalties on major telecom operators, including Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular (now merged), for slipping on various service quality benchmarks for the March quarter, according to sources.  About Rs 34 lakh fine has been imposed for March 2018 quarter on Reliance Jio.

  • Airtel collabs with Netflix, offers 3 months free access on selected plans

    The postpaid costumers of Airtel can now have the access to Netflix content through the Airtel TV and My Airtel apps. For its postpaid and V-Fiber Home Broadband plan subscribers, Airtel users will now be able to subscribe Netflix through Airtel app and they will also be able to pay for the subscription of Netflix through Airtel Bill. Furthermore, few eligible Airtel costumers with specific Airtel plans will receive three months of

  • Tatas told to pay Rs 9K-cr telecom dues to DoT

    Mumbai : Tata Group may have to pay around Rs 9,000 crore in dues to the Department of Telecom to rescue the proposed sale of its mobile-phone business to Bharti Airtel, according to sources. The DoT is demanding that Tata Teleservices clear any obligations to the government before it approves the deal that was struck in October. However, Bharti Airtel is unlikely to agree to pay the sum.

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    Sensex, Nifty scale new records for 6th day on corporate earnings

    Mumbai: Market benchmark BSE Sensex rose by 157 points to close at new life-time high of 37,494.40, continuing its record-setting spree for the sixth session driven by gains in index majors like Reliance and Bharti Airtel.  The broader NSE Nifty settled up 41.20 points, or 0.37 per cent, at a fresh record high of 11,319.55, bettering its previous all-time of 11,278.35 hit on Friday following better-than-expected earnings by corporates.

  • Facebook provided Airtel, Saavn access to user data among other firms

    New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio’s music app partner Saavn are among companies that could have had access to data of social media major Facebook, according to the submissions made by the US-based firm to the Congress. The company has named Airtel among firms having integration partnerships with Facebook.

  • Not targetting absolute No 1 slot, market of 3 large players ideal: Airtel

    New Delhi : Bharti Airtel on Tuesday said it is not targeting to be the absolute number one mobile service provider as it sees three large private players eventually remaining in the market as an “ideal and sustainable” model for the growth of the sector.

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    Mumbai: Airtel to add one site every hour in FY 2018-19 in the city

    Telecom operator, Bharti Airtel, as part of expanding its network footprint in Mumbai is adding more 7,000 sites. By this new additional sites, the company will take its total number of sites in the city to 27,000. Amit Tripathi, CEO, Mumbai, Bharti Airtel Ltd, talks to Jescilia Karayamparambil about their plans in Mumbai and its surrounding regions.

  • Airtel gets DoT nod for Telenor merger gets

    New Delhi : The Department of Telecom (DoT) on Monday approved the merger of Telenor India with Bharti Airtel, according to an official source.

  • Airtel looks to lower $4.6 bn debt in 3 yrs

    New Delhi : Bharti Airtel is planning to pare $4.6 billion from its net borrowings over the next three years by listing its African unit and potentially selling some stake in its tower business to protect its investment grade ratings, according to reports.

  • Bharti Infratel, Indus Tower to merge, create 1.63 lakh tower

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel has approved to merge Indus Towers into Bharti Infratel to create the largest mobile tower entities worldwide with 1.63 lakh towers across 22 circles in India, a company statement said here on Wednesday.

  • TDSAT partially stays Trai’s predatory pricing order

    NEW DELHI: In a relief to old operators, the telecom tribunal TDSAT on Tuesday granted stay on Trai’s rule on reporting requirement of special offers for subscribers and definition of ‘significant market power’ to determine ‘predatory pricing’ offered by service providers. The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal said the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) will be entitled to ask for details of segmented discounts or concessions “for analysis” but that

  • Bharti Airtel introduces new 300Mbps broadband plan at Rs 2199; offers 1 year Amazon Prime subscription for free

    Bharti Airtel has introduced a new 300Mbps broadband plan for a monthly rental of Rs 2,199. The new plan offers 1200GB of ultra-high-speed data along with unlimited STD/ local call benefits. As per the Airtel’s website, users will get a bonus data of 1000GB valid till Oct 31, 2018, and will also get the option to roll over data to your next billing cycle. It will also

  • Singtel invests Rs 2,649 cr in Bharti Telecom

    New Delhi : Bharti Airtel on Tuesday said Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) has invested Rs 2,649 crore in Bharti Telecom, the promoter company of Airtel.