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Reliance, Airtel tojoin hands to bring 4G services to Punjab

Reliance, Airtel tojoin hands to bring 4G services to Punjab

Reliance partner with Airtel to bring 4th generation (4G) services to the state of Punjab, Reliance chairman Mukesh Ambani announced on Monday.

Addressing a gathering at the Indian School of Business (ISB) campus, Mohali, the venue of the Progressive Punjab Summit that kicked off yesterday, Mr. Ambani said that collaborative cooperation between companies could lead to the common goal of delivering value to customers.

WBSPL becomes fully-owned subsidiary of Airtel

WBSPL becomes fully-owned subsidiary of Airtel

Bharti Airtel on Friday announced that it had become the sole owner of Wireless Business Services private Limited (WBSPL) after acquiring U. S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc's remaining stake in the company.

Airtel confirmed that it acquired Qualcomm's remaining 51 per cent in WBSPL, which owns Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum telecom circles of Delhi, Mumbai, Haryana and Kerala. The company, however, did not disclose the price of the deal.

The India telecom giant had purchased an initial 49 per cent stake in WBSPL in May last year for $165 million.

Airtel Bangladesh acquires 5 Mhz of 3G spectrum from BTRC for US$105 million

Airtel Bangladesh acquires 5 Mhz of 3G spectrum from BTRC for US$105 million

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has revealed in a recent statement that, on Sunday, Bharti Airtel's wholly owned subsidiary in Bangladesh - Airtel Bangladesh - won 5 megahertz (Mhz) of third-generation (3G) spectrum for US$105 million in an auction.

Sibal approves recommendation to impose Rs 650cr fine on Airtel: report

Sibal approves recommendation to impose Rs 650cr fine on Airtel: report

Telecom Ministry Kapil Sibal has reportedly approved the Department of Telecommunications’ recommendation for imposing Rs 650-crore penalty on Bharti Airtel for violating SLD service norms.

SLD (subscriber local dialing) is a facility which lets roaming customers to use the local network of the partner carriers and thereby avoid paying higher roaming charges.

SC to hear petitions of Sunil Mittal, Ravi Ruia in 2G case

SC to hear petitions of Sunil Mittal, Ravi Ruia in 2G case

The Supreme Court will today, on Monday, hear Bharti Airtel chairman Sunil Mittal and Essar Group’s co-founder Ravi Ruia’s petition, challenging CBI’s summons related to alleged irregularities in the 2G case.

A CBI special court had issued summons to the two industrialists in the case related to allotment of mobile phone bandwidth during the BJP-led NDA regime in the year 2002.

Airtel CEO Sanjay Kapoor resigns

Airtel CEO Sanjay Kapoor resigns

Indian telecommunications giant Bharti Airtel Ltd has confirmed that its CEO (India & South Asia) Sanjay Kapoor has resigned from the company, after nearly one and a half decade of illustrious innings at the group.

Without citing a precise reason for the unexpected resignation of the chief, the company just said that he decided to step down in order to pursue his future aspirations outside of the company.

Airtel and IBM Become International Partners

Airtel and IBM Become International PartnersThe bond of IBM and Airtel has strengthened further, they were already partners since 2004 in India and now they have become international partners. Bharti Airtel has joined hands with IBM for a time of 10 years in which IBM would provide IT answers to its employees in 16 African states.

Airtel unveiled 3G spectrum in Karnataka

Airtel unveiled 3G spectrum in Karnataka

Airtel has launched its 3G services in Karnataka on Monday. It is expected that country’s largest telecom operator will complete its remaining 13 circles by this year’s March end. 3G spectrum will allow high speed data download, video calls and live TV in Karnataka.

All the telecom companies are offering 3G services including BSNL and MTNL. Reliance Communications, Tata Teleservices and Bharti Airtel have launched 3G services in the country.

Airtel to offer Facebook in five languages for free

Airtel to offer Facebook in five languages for free

Leading telecom service provider, Airtel is offering access to the mobile version of the popular networking site, Facebook to its subscribers for free and it is also the first network to offer it in as many as five languages.

Initially the site will be available in Hindi and English and later in Punjabi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam for over 130 million subscribers of Airtel in the country.

Apple iPhone 4 to debut in India on Airtel and Vodafone in September

Apple iPhone 4 to debut in India on Airtel and Vodafone in September

Airtel and Vodafone have confirmed that they will launch the new smartphone, iPhone 4 from Apple in September this year in the Indian market. The smartphone was recently launched in United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Japan.

India will be part of the 88 countries where the iPhone 4 will be launched in September as per the announcement many an official from the company. The device offer many improvements and new fetures when compares to its earlier versions.