Bharti Airtel is likely to launch the fourth generation (4G) services, which is one of the lucrative data market in the country in Delhi, by September.
Kolkata, Bangalore, pune and Chandigarh has already covered by Bhati Airtel 4G services and now the company has roped in Chinese equipment maker Huawei to build and operate the 4G network in Delhi.
“We are planning to launch 4G services in Delhi by September and has selected Huawei for the network,” a company source said.
Recently the company reduced 4G data tariffs by up to 31 per cent, trying to boost up data usage and increase adoption for its 4G service for improving revenues.
Pankaj Madan, who was suspended as CFO of Bharti Walmart as part of an internal probe into possible violations of American bribery laws at Walmart’s India unit, has joined its Indian partner’s flagship Bharti Airtel, in a sign of simmering friction between the two partners.
Vodafone Group will be required to offload its indirect 4.4 per cent stake, worth $1 billion, in Bharti Airtel as new telecom licence rules bar telecom players from holding any beneficial interest in competitors operating in the same service areas.
Bharti is a landmark contract for IBM and very important for its brand and presence in Indian market. More importantly, IBM’s IT services business is under massive attack from the likes of TCS and Infosys on large enterprise deals, and it cannot afford to be seen to be losing deals like this in the market at a time where competitive pressures are reaching a boiling point.
Airtel Nigeria has pledged more support to the quest for quality primary education especially in public schools in Nigeria. The Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Segun Ogunsanya, made this commitment recently while speaking at the inauguration of two blocks of classrooms and staff offices reconstructed by the company at the Presbyterian Primary School 2, Ediba in Abi Local Government Area of Cross Rivers State.