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Bharti Airtel

Bharti Airtel formerly known as Bharti Tele-Ventures LTD (BTVL) is the largest cellular service provider in India, with more than 135 million subscribtions as of May 2010.

With this, Bharti is now the world's third-largest, single-country mobile operator and sixth-largest integrated telecom operator. It also offers fixed line services and broadband services. It offers its TELECOM services under the Airtel brand and is headed by Sunil Bharti Mittal.

Globally, Bharti Airtel is the 3rd largest in-country mobile operator by subscriber base, behind China Mobile and China Unicom. In India, the company has a 24.6% share of the wireless services market, followed by 17.7% for Reliance Communications and 17.4% for Vodafone Essar.

In January 2010, company anonced that Manoj Kohli, Joint Managing Director and current Chief Executive Officer of Indian and South Asian operations, will become the Chief Executive Officer of the International Business Group from 1 April 2010. He will be overseeing Bharti's overseas business. Current Dy. CEO, Sanjay Kapoor, will replace Manoj Kohli and will be the CEO with effective from 1 April, 2010.

Headlines Around the Web

Reliance Jio hits back at GSM players

Dec 31 - The Times of India

Telcos want lower spectrum fee

Dec 27 - The Times of India

Airtel's mobile TV viewership soars 400%

Dec 17 - The Times of India

Airtel deal may restrict gain to RCOM

Dec 11 - The Times of India

Reliance-Bharti pact may cut phone bills

Dec 11 - The Times of India

Bharti shelves DTH stake sale move

Nov 26 - The Times of India

Telecom stocks gain up to 6% on Trai proposal

Sep 10 - The Times of India

Bharti Airtel sees uptick

Sep 10 - The Times of India

Articles About Bharti Airtel

Safaricom, Bharti get Conditional Approval to Buy Kenyan Rival
Safaricom, Bharti get Conditional Approval to Buy Kenyan Rival

By Reuters

Kenya's telecoms regulator granted conditional approval to the country's biggest telecom companies, Safaricom (SCOM.NR) and the local unit of Bharti Airtel (BRTI.NS), to buy No. 3 network Yu. (Mar 29)

MORE TOPICS: TELECOMS, KENYA

Airtel Launches Pocket TV App for Android; iOS App Coming Soon [Where To Download]
Airtel Launches Pocket TV App for Android; iOS App Coming Soon: Where to Download

By IBTimes IN

Airtel Digital TV, the DTH service arm of the leading telecom operator Bharti Airtel introduced a new Android app called Pocket TV, which would allow the subscribers to watch TV channels on their mobile phones. (Mar 28)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, INDIA, ANDROID

Nokia X Android Smartphone
Airtel to Introduce Nokia X Android Smartphone in 17 African Countries

By IBTimes IN

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel has partnered with Finnish maker Nokia to introduce the company's first ever Android-based smartphone Nokia X in the 17 countries in Africa. (Mar 21)

MORE TOPICS: INDIA, BROADBAND, MTN, SMARTPHONE, ANDROID

From June 28 onwards, free Wi-Fi available for passengers commuting in Easy Cabs
Airtel, Safaricom Seek to Buy Kenyan Rival Essar's Yu

By Reuters

Kenya's two biggest telecoms operators, Safaricom (SCOM.NR) and the local unit of Bharti Airtel (BRTI.NS), have made a joint bid for the smallest operator, Indian group Essar Coomunications' Yu, the industry regulator said on Monday. (Mar 04)

MORE TOPICS: TELECOMS, KENYA, MTN

From June 28 onwards, free Wi-Fi available for passengers commuting in Easy Cabs
Nigeria Says Fines Airtel, Others for Poor Service

By Reuters

Nigeria's telecoms regulator has fined mobile operators MTN (MTNJ.J), Airtel and Globacom a combined 647.5 million naira and banned them from selling SIM cards in March due to poor service, it said on Thursday. (Feb 28)

MORE TOPICS: TELECOMS, NIGERIA, MTN

Reliance Industries
Reliance Jio Likely to Launch 4G Services in India by September

By IBTimes IN

Reliance Industries Telecom wing Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL) is reportedly set to launch 4G services in India by September. (Feb 24)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, SAMSUNG, INDIA

From June 28 onwards, free Wi-Fi available for passengers commuting in Easy Cabs
Bharti to Buy Loop Mobile in $113 Million Deal - Reports

By Reuters

India's top cellular carrier Bharti Airtel Ltd(BRTI.NS) will acquire Loop Mobile in a 7-billion-rupee deal that may be announced this week, Indian newspapers reported on Monday. (Feb 17)

MORE TOPICS: TELECOMS

A Bharti Airtel advertisement board is installed against the backdrop of company's telecommunication tower in Kochi November 30, 2012.
Airtel Launches 4G in Bangalore for Apple iPhone Users

By IBTimes IN

Bharti Airtel, India's largest private telecom operator launched "India's first 4G on mobile" services in Bangalore on Friday. (Feb 15)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, INDIA

A woman walks past a large logo of Vodafone displayed on a shop in Mumbai May 20, 2010
Phone Carriers' Airwave Bids Raise Debt Concerns

By Reuters

Mobile phone carriers, Bharti Airtel Ltd (BRTI.NS) and Idea Cellular (IDEA.NS), pared early gains on Friday as aggressive spending on airwave purchases raised concerns about debt levels in an industry where margins are relatively low. (Feb 15)

MORE TOPICS: TELECOMS, INDIA

BSE Sensex
Sensex Hits 2-1/2 Month Low on Emerging Market Woes

By Reuters

The BSE Sensex falls 0.92 percent to its lowest level since November 22, while the Nifty is down 0.91 percent, heading for a sixth day of falls in seven. (Feb 03)

MORE TOPICS: ICICI, EMERGING MARKETS