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Airtel reduces network’s gas emissions by 11%

Airtel reduces network’s gas emissions by 11%India leading telecom service provider, Bharti Airtel has been able to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per terabyte in its network infrastructure by about 11 per cent during the financial year 2011-2012, according to the company's first Sustainability Report published today.

Bharti Airtel increases 2G data prices

Bharti Airtel increases 2G data pricesIndia's leading telecom service provider, Bharti Airtel has increased its 2G data rates in the country in order to cope with the high cost of obtaining licence and related infrastructure costs.

The company increased its 1GB 2G data by 25 percent to Rs. 125. The plan was earlier priced below Rs. 100 in the country. The company said that he increase in tariff is relating to rate elasticity, customer demand and supporting cost structures.

Nifty Above 6000; Indian Market Follows Global Cues

Nifty Above 6000; Indian Market Follows Global CuesIndian Stock Market followed global stock market trend and continued the upside movement. BSE Sensex was up by 50 points at 19763 and NSE Nifty was above 6000 with a gain of 15 points. US markets closed positive on January 2 with Dow Jones gaining 2.3%, Nasdaq up by 3% and S&P higher by 2.4 per cent.

Among major gainers in today's early trading session were Dr Reddys Labs, Cairn India, Ambuja Cements, BPCL, IDFC, Tata Steel, ACC and Bharti Airtel. Among major losers in today's session were Tata Power, Lupin, PNB and Maruti Suzuki.

Telecom firms ready to share BlackBerry calls with security firms

Telecom firms ready to share BlackBerry calls with security firmsSeveral telecom service providers in the country have agreed to start sharing real-time interception of BlackBerry calls and data services from their networks with the security agencies in the country.

The government had set a December 31 deadline for the telecom service providers to comply with the order. Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Tata Teleservices have confirmed that they are ready to start sharing the data with the security services in the country.

Airtel launches Wi-Fi hotspot service for pre-paid users

Airtel launches Wi-Fi hotspot service for pre-paid usersTelecom service provider, Bharti Airtel has announced the launch of a new Wi-Fi hotspot service, called Wi-Fi hangouts for its pre-paid subscribers in the country.

The company will launch the service for its prepaid customers in Mumbai, Delhi-NCR and Bangalore regions initially. The pre-paid customers will be able to access the Wi-Fi service by activating the "Airtel W-Fi Zone" vouchers available on the company website.

CBI files charge sheet against three telecom firms

CBI files charge sheet against three telecom firms The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed charge sheet against three telecommunication firms, viz. Bharti Airtel Ltd, Vodafone India and Sterling Cellular Ltd, as part of its investigation into alleged corruption in allocation of excess spectrum during the NDA regime.

In the charge sheet, the investigation agency also named former telecom secretary Shyamal Ghosh. Filed under provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act, the agency estimated that the irregularities in the allocation of spectrum cost the exchequer around Rs 846 crore.

Bharti Airtel shares shed 3.69% on Monday

Bharti Airtel shares shed 3.69% on MondayBharti Airtel shares shed 3.69 per cent to close at Rs 300.45 a share on Monday on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), while the benchmark index SENSEX lost 0.38 per cent to end trading at 19,244.42 points.

Bharti Infratel, a subsidiary of the country's biggest network provider Bharti Airtel, also announced that it had fixed the IPO price at Rs 220 and Rs 2010 per share for institutional and retail investors, respectively.

The tower subsidiary raised nearly Rs 4,118 crore from the public issue. Anchor investors invested Rs 651 crore.

Bharti bags two Telecom Leadership awards

Bharti bags two Telecom Leadership awardsBharti Airtel, the leading telecoms service provider in the country with presence across various countries, has bagged two prestigious awards at the Telecom Leadership Forum 2012.

The company was awarded QuEST Forum India Quality Award in the `Top Telecom Service Provider 2012' category for its commitment and efforts for providing the best experience to its customers. The company's India and South Asia CEO Sanjay Kapoor bagged the second award for the company as he was honored with the `Telecom Person of the Year 2012' title for his contribution to the telecom sector in the country.

Airtel launches new ‘emergency alert service'

Airtel launches new ‘emergency alert service'India's leading telecom service provider, Bharti Airtel has launched a new `Emergency Alert Service' allowing its subscribers to contact several contacts at the time of an emergency.

The 24x7 Emergency Alert Service will be priced at Rs. 30 for a duration of 30 days and will allow users to send alerts with geographic location to 10 people at the same time through a call. It will also allow the users to send a `SAFE' message to all eth 10 contacts.

Telecom operators want unused CDMA spectrum for GSM services

Telecom operators want unused CDMA spectrum for GSM servicesIndian telecom service providers have asked the authorities in the country to consider allotting unused CDMA spectrum in the 800 megahertz (MHz) band for providing GSM services in the country.

Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, and Idea Cellular have asked the telecom authorities to consider allocating unused CDMA spectrum for GSM services. They have asked the Department of Telecommunications to consider altering 800MHz airwaves and making them compatible with the 900MHz band that is used for GSM services.

Telecom operators to cut freebies and talk-time to improve margins

Telecom operators to cut freebies and talk-time to improve marginsSeveral major telecom operators in India are looking to enhance revenues by slashing freebies and talk-time that come with discount vouchers, which are used by prepaid customers.

The telecom service providers are looking to improve sales and margins as they face stagnating earnings in the country. According to latest data, 96 percent of India's 906 million mobile connections are subscribed to prepaid plans.

Auction of 2G spectrum begins, no CDMA spectrum auction for now

Auction of 2G spectrum begins, no CDMA spectrum auction for nowThe much-awaited auction for 2G telecom spectrum has finally started and five operators, viz. Bharti Airtel, Videocon, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and Telenor are contending for Global System for Mobiles (GSM) airwaves. But no auction is currently taking place for Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) airwaves because no operator has bid for this sort of airwaves.

Indian Markets Manage to Cut Loss During Final Trading Hour

India STock MarketIndian Stock Markets recovered during the end of trading session after opening lower due to global market conditions. After win of Barack Obama, US stocks tanked and witnessed sharp correction due to selling pressure. European markets also closed with major loss yesterday.

In today's trade, Asian stocks also closed lower. USD has claimed lost ground against Indian currency after yesterday's fall. USD-INR was trading at 54.53. Euro-INR was trading at 69.39.

NSE Nifty closed 21 points lower at 5738 after breaking 5700 in first hour of trade. BSE Sensex closed 56 points lower at 18846.

Bharti Airtel reports eleventh consecutive decline in quarterly profit

Bharti Airtel reports eleventh consecutive decline in quarterly profitThe combination of higher costs and cut-throat competition forced Bharti Airtel to report a decline in profit for the eleventh quarter in a row.

Airtel, the country's leading mobile phone operator, announced on Wednesday that its net profit in the three months ended September 30 this year slipped 30 per cent year-on-year to Rs 721 crore.

Auto sectors pull markets up

Auto sectors pull markets upHigh performance by the auto sectors shares due to higher than expected auto sales in the country has resulted in a rise in the stock markets this afternoon.

The shares of country's largest auto maker, Maruti Suzuki rose about 1 percent after the company reported an impressive 86 per cent increase in sales in the month of October 2012. Mahindra & Mahindra increased 1.33 percent after the company said that sales in passenger vehicle segment rose 29 percent in the month of October.

Airtel’s subscribers cross 60 million mark in Africa

Airtel’s subscribers cross 60 million mark in AfricaThe number of Bharti Airtel subscribers in Africa has jumped more than 10 million in less than last 12 months to cross milestone of 60 million.

The Indian telecommunications giant said that it has now more than 60 million active subscribers in Africa, where it has operations in 17 countries.

Bharti Airtel becomes fourth largest telecom operator in the world

Bharti Airtel becomes fourth largest telecom operator in the worldAccording to a new report, India's leading telecom service provider, Bharti Airtel has now become the fourth largest telecom operator in the world in terms of the number of subscribers.

The latest Wireless Intelligence `Scoreboard' report said that the Indian company had over 250 million mobile subscribers during the first quarter till June 2012. The company recorded a growth of 13 percent in the number of customers compared to the same quarter in the previous year.

Bharti Airtel launches 4G Internet service in Pune

Bharti-AirtelPune in Maharashtra became the third city in India to get access to high-speed 4G Internet on wireless network after Bharti Airtel announced the launch of the post-paid service on Thursday.

Previously, the 4G LTE service was available only in Kolkata and Bengaluru.

Airtel claimed that the speed of the new service would be much higher than the officially recognized 512 Kb/s, and that it would take the broadband connectivity to the next level.

British firm Asergis sues Bharti Airtel over TFNs blocking

British firm Asergis sues Bharti Airtel over TFNs blockingBritish telecom firm Asergis dragged Bharti Airtel to the Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) over toll-free number (TFN) blocking issue.

Asergis accused Airtel of blocking its subscribers from accessing the TFNs it leased from Tata Teleservices on the ground that calls to the TFNs were terminating outside India.

Asergis had ordered seventy-one TFNs from Tata Teleservices for a project. They initially activated one number on trial basis. But Airtel soon blocked the traffic to the TFNs, even before the project could take off.

Bharti Airtel files lawsuit challenging notice on 3G roaming agreements

Bharti Airtel files lawsuit challenging notice on 3G roaming agreementsIndia's leading telecom service provider, Bharti Airtel has filed a law suit in the Delhi High Court challenging a notice on agreements between companies for roaming for 3G services.

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has sent a show cause notice to the telecom company for 3G roaming agreements in the country. The notice asks Bharti Airtel to stop providing 3G services in seven circles, where it does not have license to provide 3G services but is using agreements with other teleocm players to offer services to its customers.




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