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Bharti Airtel

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Company History - Bharti Airtel
Bharti Tele-Ventures was incorporated on July 7, 1995 as a company
 with limited liability under the Companies Act, for promoting
 telecommunications services. Bharti Tele-Ventures received
 certificate for commencement of business on January 18, 1996.  The
 Company was
 initially formed as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bharti Telecom
 Limited. The chronology of events since Bharti Tele-Ventures was
 incorporated in 1995 is as follows:
  Calendar year & Events 
 - Bharti Cellular launched cellular services'AirTel'in Delhi
 - STET International Netherlands NV, or STET, a company promoted by
 Telecom Italia, Italy acquired a 20% equity interest in Bharti
 - Bharti Telenet launched cellular services in Himachal Pradesh
 - British Telecom acquired a 21.05% equity interest in Bharti
 - Bharti Telenet obtained a license for providing fixed-line services
 in Madhya Pradesh circle
 - Bharti Telecom and British Telecom formed a 51% : 49% joint
 venture, Bharti BT, for providing VSAT services
 - Bharti Telecom and British Telecom formed a 51% : 49% joint
 venture, Bharti BT Internet for providing Internet services
 - First Indian private fixed-line services launched in Indore in the
 Madhya Pradesh circle on June 4, 1998 by Bharti Telenet thereby
 ending fixed-line services monopoly of DoT (now BSNL)
 - Warburg Pincus (through its investment company Brentwood Investment
 Holdings Limited) acquired a 19.05% equity interest in Bharti
 - Bharti Tele-Ventures (by acquiring a 63.45% equity interest in SC
 Cellular Holdings) acquired an effective 32.36% equity interest in
 Bharti Mobile (formerly JT Mobiles), the cellular services provider
 in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh circles
 - New York Life Insurance Fund, or NYLIF, acquired a 3% equity
 interest in Bharti Cellular
 - Bharti Tele-Ventures acquired an effective equity interest of 40.5%
 in Bharti Mobinet (formerly Skycell Communications), the cellular
 services provider in Chennai
 - Bharti Tele-Ventures acquired a 30.2% equity interest of Telecom
 Italia in Bharti Telenet and 18.8% from Bharti Telecom thereby making
 Bharti Telenet a 100% subsidiary of Bharti Tele-Ventures 
 - SingTel (through its investment company Pastel Limited) acquired
 STET's 15.3% equity interest in Bharti Tele-Ventures 
 - Bharti Tele-Ventures acquired an additional effective 41.64% equity
 interest in Bharti Mobile (by acquiring the remaining 36.55% equity
 interest in SC Cellular) resulting in Bharti Tele-Ventures holding an
 effective 74% equity interest in Bharti Mobile.
 - Bharti Tele-Ventures acquired NYLIF's 3% equity interest in Bharti
 - Bharti Telesonic entered into a joint venture, Bharti Aquanet, with
 SingTel for establishing a submarine cable landing station at Chennai
 - Bharti Tele-Ventures issued additional equity for approximately US$
 481.30 million to SingTel, Warburg Pincus, AIF group, IFC, NYLIF, and
 Seejay Cellular and Bharti Telecom
 - Bharti Cellular acquired a 100% equity interest in Bharti Mobitel
 (formerly Spice Cell ), the cellular services provider in Kolkata 
 - Bharti Tele-Ventures acquired 85% and 15% in Bharti Telespatial
 from Bharti Telecom and Intel, respectively
 - Bharti Tele-Ventures acquired a 44% equity interest in Bharti
 Cellular from British Telecom, thereby making Bharti Cellular its
 100% subsidiary
 - Bharti Tele-Ventures acquired an additional 49% equity interest in
 Bharti Mobinet from Millicom International and BellSouth
 International, thereby owning 89.5% equity interest in Bharti
 Mobinet, which was further increased to 95.3% following an issuance
 of additional equity
 shares by way of rights issue
 - Punjab license restored to Bharti Mobile by the DoT and migration
 to NTP - 1999 accepted
 - Bharti Cellular entered into license agreements to provide cellular
 services in eight new circles following the fourth operator cellular
 license bidding process
 - Bharti Telenet entered into license agreements to provide
 fixed-line services in the Haryana, Delhi, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka
 - Bharti Telesonic entered into a license agreement with the DoT to
 provide national long distance services across India
 - Bharti Aquanet, Bharti Telesonic and Bharti Cellular entered into
 license agreements with the DoT to provide ISP services in India 
 - Bharti Telesonic launched national long distance services under the
 brand name of IndiaOne
 - Bharti Telenet launched fixed line services in Haryana under the
 brand name of TouchTel.
 - Comes out with issue of 18.53 crore equity shares through book
 building route with a floor price of Rs 45 per share, received bid
 for 18.55 crore shares. Through the issue, it becomes the first
 company in India to come out with 100% book building issue
 -Issue price fixed at Rs 45 per share, floor price fixed by the
 company. Raises Rs 834 crore
 -Shares listed on BSE, NSE and DSE,  opens at 11% premium to its
 issue price of Rs 45  
 -Enters into a 5-year agreement with Escotel and ETL of the Escorts
 group to contract leased line connectivity for its cellular
 -Mr. Ravi Akhoury ceases to be Director of Bharti Tele
 -DoT grants ILD Telephony License to Bharti Telesonic, subsidiary of
 the company
 -Signs MoU with Telia AB to buy out their 26% stake in Bharti Mobile
 -Ties up with SSC (Secondary School Certification) Board, Hyderabad,
 where Bharti will announce SSC results to its customers on their
 mobile phones
 -ICICI Bank ties up with Bharti for pre-paid mobile cards via ATMs
 -Bharti forays into Mumbai with offers
 -Alpine International Ltd. and ELM International Ltd. acquire shares
 of Bharti Tele-Ventures
 -Sunil Mittal, Chairman & Managing Director of the company, bags
 Businessman of the year award by Business India
 -Airtel breaks interconnectivity with Tata Teleservices in Andhra
 Pradesh Circle
 -Company accorded its approval for amalgamation of its subsidiary
 companies viz: Bharti Telenet Ltd, Bharti Telesonic Ltd, Bharti
 Broadband Networks Ltd and Bharti Comtel Ltd through scheme of
 Amalgamation. The merged entity would be renamed as Bharti Infotel
 -Air Tel launches Local direct dialling facility in Chennai circle
 -Mobilises 5 m long term foreign currency borrowings for expansion
 of cellular operations
 -Bharti Cellular unveils CareTouch service
 -Bharti Group's cellular brand Airtel has unveiled free multimedia
 messaging services (MMS) for its customers. The company has also
 rolled out pan-India GPRS (General Packet Radio Services) for its
 corporate subscribers
 -Launches its `IndiaOne MeetXpress' audio-conferencing service
 -Punjab, Haryana get free incoming calls from Airtel
 -AirTel provides SMS facilities to hearing impaired in Chennai
 -Goa, Maharashtra gets 'voice portal' services by Bharti Cellular
 -Launches free additional connection to its new subscribers in New
 -Mr Sin Hang Boon and Mr Wong Hung Khim have resigned from the Board
 of Directors of Bharti Tele Ventures Ltd with effect from February
 27, 2003.
 -Airtel provides SMS cricket updates
 -Bharti Mobinet Ltd, the Bharti group company that provides the
 AirTel mobile service in Chennai, today launched its GPRS (General
 Packet Radio Service) network and an MMS (multi-media messaging) on
 the GPRS platform
 -AirTel unveils new ring tones for karnataka cellular market
 -AirTel Subscribers exceed 3 million mark
 -AirTel unveils RAD system
 -Mr P M Sinha resigns from the Board of Directors of the Company with
 effect from March 31, 2003.
 -Bharti TeleVentures announces the completion of merger with Bharti
 -Bharti Mobitel Ltd. merged with Bharti Cellular Ltd.
 -AirTel reintroduces 'Mobile 2 Mobile' offer for Karnataka customers
 -AirTel, Touchtel jointly offer freeTouchtel land line for post-paid
 Airtel connection
 -AirTel rolls out voice mail service for pre-paid customers
 -AirTel unveils new scheme for pre-paid customers giving away free
 talk time worth Rs 10 crore
 -Airtel surpasses 4 lakh subscriber base in Karnataka
 -Bharti announces new tariff plan AirTel 012
 -Offers 0-1-2, a new cellular package for the customers, which means
 zero charges on incoming calls, Re 1 on mobile-to-mobile outgoing
 calls, Rs 2 on mobile-to-mobile STD calls
 -Rolls out Airtel messenger service
 -AirTel offers bundled handset, connection package for Rs 5715
 -Airtel slashes SMS rates to 60 paise; excludes Delhi and Mumbai
 -Bharti cellular, wholly owned subsidiary of Bharti Tele-Ventures,
 increases its stake to 100% in Bharti Mobile
 -Iinks distribution pact with Hathway Cable. With this alliance,
 Bharti is said to be the first telecom firm to step into television
 distribution services
 -Six cell operators move over from Bharti to VSNL
 -Airtel augments cellular coverage in TN by including Arcot &
 Walajapet in its network
 -Airtel ties up with Coke in Chennai to sell its Magic prepaid cards
 -AirTel embarks on network expansion in Hyderabad
 -Airtel unveils IndiaOne Long Distance Calling Card
 -AirTel introduces unified tariff package in TN, Chennai
 -Airtel becomes front runner in Karnataka's mobile services market
 -Bharti Tele launches 'Always on' service to its subscribers
 -SBI, AirTel announce EMI offer at Rs 299
 -Bharti and MTV join hands to launch new SIM card
 -AirTel unveils new post-paid scheme at zero rental
 -AirTel launches `Happy Plan' in AP
 -Airtel emerges as the highest selling pre-paid card
 -Airtel join hands with Alcatel & Videocon to launch new scheme
 -AirTel service provider touches 5 lakh customers in Punjab
 -Airtel offers 5 new services for its customers in Mumbai
 -Bharti launches first dual band network in Delhi
 -Gets 14th place among top 25 Cos in India
 -Bharti Mobile crosses 4 lakh mobile subscribers in AP 
 -Airtel holds top position in terms of dealer penetration
 -Prof. V S Raju has been inducted on the Board of Directors of the
 -Touchtel launches SMS service in fixed line phones in Karnal,
 -AitTel unveils special offers in Kerala
 -AirTel launches InnoWest for the western region
 -Bharti Tele-Ventures enters into an agreement with Telesystem
 (Mauritius) Pvt. Ltd
 -Airtel slashes out going sms price to 30ps
 - AirTel on December 16, 2003 announced the launch of expense tracker
 service, which provides customers the option of tracking their
 day-to-day expenses on a daily or monthly basis. To avail of this
 service, the customer should register himself by sending EXP REG Your
 mail ID{gt} to 3020. This service will allow a user to track expenses,
 while on the move by sending an SMS. Each SMS sent to 3020 would cost
 Rs 3.
 -AirTel introduces MTV Club Card in Chennai
 -Bharti unveils new card for Mecca piligrims
 -AirTel enrolls 50,000 customers in its mobile service in 60 days
 -Launches WAP enabled portal Service in Kerala
 - Bharti Cellular's AirTel has extended its mobile connectivity to
 Karaikkal, Nagur, Mannargudi and Kovilpalayam in Tamil Nadu circle.
 -Airtel customer base touches new high of 5 lakh mark in Andhra
 - Mobile service provider AirTel is launching its first ever MMS
 (Multi Media service) downloads in Tamil. The launch of this service
 has been timed to coincide with Pongal.
 -AirTel tie up with MAA TV
 -Airtel launches Rs 50 pre-paids recharge
 -AirTel launched a family pack for its post-paid customers in Chennai
 on January 29. According to a press release, the family pack may have
 a maximum of 10 members spread across the country. The combined basic
 plan fixed charges/rental of all family members in the pack will have
 to be equal to Rs 450 but less than Rs 1000 for the family 450 pack
 and above Rs 1000 for the family 1000 pack. The offerings under
 family pack 450 include 15 free mobile to mobile STD minutes within
 the family, 50 free local calling minutes to each family member,
 calls within the family in same circle at 50 paise per minute, 25
 free local SMS and one subscription alert service free for 3 months.
 -Bharti Tele-Ventures enters into a three year service agreement with
 -Bharti Tele-Ventures (BTVL) has signed and received unified access
 service licence to provide GSM services in five circles including
 Uttar Pradesh (East), West Bengal & Andaman Nicobar, Orissa, Bihar
 and Jammu & Kashmir. The licence has been granted to Bharti Cellular
 Ltd (BCL), the cellular arm and subsidiary of BTVL.
 -Airtel announces the signing of the first-ever bilateral roaming
 agreement between an Indian mobile service provider and its
 counterpart in Pakistan. This facility will be available to pre-paid
 as well as post-paid customers. AirTel's roaming agreement is with
 Mobilink, the only GSM cellular service provider in Pakistan
 -Acquires switching systems from Tekelec that will give a
 technological edge to the company
 -Bharti Tele-Ventures Ltd signed an information technology
 outsourcing deal with infotech major IBM, estimated to be in the
 range of 0-750 million for a ten-year period.
 -Jayant Khosla,  new chief executive officer, Mumbai
 -Signs MoU to join the South East Asia - Middle East - Western Europe
 4 (SEA-ME-WE-4) consortium along with 15 other global telecom
 -Bharti Tele-Ventures has struck a deal with Shyam Telecom to buy out
 the latter's 67.5 per cent stake in cellular services company Hexacom
 for Rs 430 crore.
 -Bharti Tele garners 0 m via FCCBs
 - Samsung India Electronics Limited has tied up with cellular
 operator Bharti for bundling its mobile handsets with a connection.
 -The Bharti group  finalised a Rs 500-crore deal to share its
 national long-distance (STD) network with VSNL in a first-of-its-kind
 accord between two top telecom service providers in a bid to optimise
 capacities in the NLD segment.
 - Internet gateway and services provider, Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd.
 (VSNL) has signed a Right to Use (RoU) agreement to deploy mobile
 telephony major, Bharti Tele-Ventures' existing National Long
 Distance (NLD) backbone.
 -Airtel offers talktime transfer service
 -Airtel has announced money-back guarantee offer in case of call drop
 or poor network experience for its subscribers
 -Bharti launches 2-in-1 card
 -- Airtel launched two-way international roaming and GPRS for prepaid
 customers in the Maharshtra and Goa circles
 -India's leading cellular company Bharti Tele-Ventures has bagged the
 Asian MobileNews operator of the year award in India and the
 -Bharti Tele-Ventures Ltd has awarded a  million equipment
 contract to Swedish telecoms company Ericsson
 -Bharti Televentures announced formation of a new strategic business
 unit to offer various telecom and IT services through a single
 -Bharti Televentures unveiled a mobile portal featuring sports,
 entertainment and news among others
 -Airtel ties up with Micro Tech to set up 'Mcops' vehicle security
 -Bharti Tele-Venture on July 19 launched ring back tone service which
 is a personalized mobile music service where the caller hears songs
 and other sound clips instead of the traditional switchboard
 ring-ring tone
 -Airtel, a private telecom services provider, has commissioned its
 first 24x7 customer service centre in Andhra Pradesh
 -Airtel unveils Rs 199 pre paid card
 -AirTel join hands with NMIMS to offer executive MBA programme
 -AirTel introduces new scheme for hearing impaired in Maharashtra &
 -AirTel inks pact with JP Mobile
 - Rolls out Enhanced Data Rate for Global Evolution (EDGE) network in
 Pune on September 9, 2004, Ties up with Nokia for sale of Nokia 6230,
 an EDGE-enabled handset.
 -AirTel unveils first virtual calling cards in India
 -BTVL rolls out EDGE services in Bangalore
 -Airtel rolls out Full Talktime Advantage card
 -Airtel rolls out wi-fi services in Mumbai
 -BTVL launches new 'Airtel Broadband Friendly Offer'
 -Airtel launches GPRS services for pre-paid customers
 -Airtel partners with ITPO to set up Wi-Fi network in Delhi
 -Airtel launches EDGE services and a new pre-paid plan for Chennai
 -Airtel introduces LAS in Karnataka
 -Airtel launches video services for its GPRS customers on February
 22, 2005
 -Airtel unveils new TV ad featuring Sachin, Sharukh
 -Bharti Tele-Ventures launches telecom network in Andaman & Nicobar
 -BTVL unveil fixed line, broadband services
 -Bharti inks 5-m deal with Nokia for rural network expansion
 -Bharti Tele Ventures Ltd has announced that Airtel, ICICI Bank &
 VISA have joined hands to launch mChq - a revolutionary new service -
 a credit card on the mobile phone
 -Bharti Tele Ventures - Airtel introduces BlackBerry Connect in
 -Bharti Tele Ventures announces agreement with Vodafone
 -Airtel unveils 'free flight' offer
 -Airtel unveils starter pack
 -Bharti Tele-Ventures launches under sea cable system
 -Airtel unveils Re 1 STD plans
 -Airtel launches NetXpert.
 -Airtel launches Post2Pre recharging service on April 04,2006.
 -Airtel sets up customer centre
 -Mobile service provider Airtel today announced the launch of `Save
 My Phone Contact' service for its pre-paid and post-paid customers in
 -Bharti Tele Ventures bags 'Wireless Service Provider of the Year' &
 'Competitive Service Provider of the Year' awards
 -Sunil Mittal bags CEO of the Year award
 -Cellebrum join hands with Airtel
 -Airtel Mega unveiled in Coimbatore
 -Airtel joins hand with Microsoft
 -Bharti Airtel Ltd has informed that Microsoft and the Company
 announced a strategic partnership that will offer a range of software
 and services for small and medium businesses (SMBs) in India.
 -Bharti Airtel Ltd on Nov 8, announced a first-of-its-kind alliance
 with the Adani Group for establishing an end-to-end modern
 telecommunication network infrastructure for the latter's
 multi-sector special economic zone (SEZ), located near Mundra Port in
 Kutch district of Gujarat.
 -Company has changed its name from Bharti Tele-Ventures Ltd. to
 Bharti Airtel Ltd.                                                   
 -Bharti Airtel, telecom major, has come out with a slew of
 initiatives including buying out SingTel's 50 per cent stake in joint
 venture under sea cable company Network i2i for 0 million.
 -Bharti Airtel on Feb 11, has been awarded QCI-DL Shah National Award
 on Economics of Quality. 
 -Bharti Airtel Ltd has announced the following changes in the
 operational leadership structure and roles in the Company effective
 April 01, 2007. 
 -Bharti Airtel Ltd on April 01, 2007, has announced the reduction in
 International Long Distance Tariffs (ISD) for all its mobile
 customers in India.
 -Airtel signs agreement with HTC for touch screen mobile.
 - Nokia Siemens Networks on Jan 3 declared that it has been awarded a
 multi million euro contract from Bharti Airtel Ltd for deployment of a
 single interactive voice response (IVR) platform across 23 circles.
 The three-year turnkey contract comprises designing, planning,
 systems integration and optimisation services to raise overall
 customer experience. The new IVR solution will enable Airtel to
 deliver services such as voice SMS, televoting, call management
 services, caller ring back tone and voice portal on a faster
 time-to-market basis and, therefore, reduce OPEX costs.
 - Bharti Airtel Ltd on February 13, 2008 has announced that it has
 achieved the 60 million customer mark. This landmark has catapulted
 Bharti Airtel into the club of top mobile operators in the world in
 terms of subscriber base. The 60 million customer base covers mobile
 as well as fixed line and broadband customers.
 - Bharti Airtel tied up with US-based Apple Inc to bring the popular
 GSM-based iPhone in the country.
 - Bharti Airtel Ltd has forged a technology alliance with Infosys
 Technologies Ltd to launch its Direct-to-Home (DTH) television
 services. Infosys, through its digital convergence platform, will
 offer a suite of products including devices, application servers and
 interactive applications for Airtel's DTH services.
 - Bharti Airtel has signed a five-year managed services deal valued
 at 0 million with Alcatel Lucent for its fixed-line and broadband
 - Bharti Airtel launched the 'Airtel Advantage' initiative. The
 initiative is aimed at offering the added advantage to Airtel
 customers to be in touch with each other at an affordable rate of 50
 paise per minute, be it a national long distance call (STD) or a
 local call.
 - In order to create products and services for the small, medium and
 large enterprises, Bharti Airtel and Cisco announced a strategic
 business alliance. The alliance would combine the strengths of
 Airtel's network service and Cisco' Internet Protocol (IP)
 - Bharti Airtel - Airtel and mChek announce milestone of One Million
 users; introduce a broad range of new mCommerce services.
 -Company has splits its Face value of Shares from Rs 10 to Rs 5
 --Registered Office of the Company has been shifted to  Aravali
 Crescent, 1, Nelson Mandela Road, Vasant Kunj, Phase II, New Delhi -
 110 070.
 - Bharti Airtel submitted its bid for 3G spectrum, the auction for
 which starts from April 9.
 - Bharti Airtel has partnered with US-based software maker VMware
 Inc. It has done this in order to focus on the cloud-based managed
 computer services market.
 - Bharti Airtel, India's No.1 cellular carrier has won broadband
 spectrum in four circles. Earlier, Bharti has said that it had tied
 up the entire financing requirement of .3 bn for the planned buy,
 through a series of banks.
 - Gearing up for the roll out its 3G services soon, Bharti Airtel on
 Monday said it has chosen Ericsson India, Nokia Siemens Networks and
 Huawei Technologies as network partners to launch the third
 generation mobile services. All the three partners will plan, design,
 deploy and maintain a state-of-the-art 3G HSPA (high speed packet
 access) network in 13 telecom circles of the total 22 for which
 Bharti Airtel has bagged the licences for over Rs.12,000 crore.
 - SBI and Airtel join hands to usher in a new era of financial
 inclusion for unbanked India
 -Bharti Airtel in Kenya Unit increased after the price was reduced
 since august last year and the Subscriber Base has gone up by 2
 million doubling its base to 4 million.
 -Bharti Airtel is planning to launch third generation services (3G)
 services in 1500 cities across India by the end of March, 2012.
 - Indian Telecom Giant Airtel is also looking to promote the
 education and social developemnts in African countries along with its
 business. In the same row, it has adopted a primary school in
 Ajegunle, Lagos in Nigeria. With this step, the company also
 announced its strategy to promote primary education in the country as
 part of its corporate social responsibility.
 -In order to strengthen its managed services offerings to enterprises
 in India, Bharti airtel, Indias telecom major, has partnered with
 Savvis. This partnership will strengthen managed services portfolio
 of Bharti offering innovative solutions to enterprises operating in
 or expanding into India. For expansion of its services platform in
 India, Savvis will use airtel's data centres, bandwidth capacity,
 network support and provide managed services including intelligent
 hosting, disaster recovery, managed applications, migration planning,
 consulting, a suite of network and security services and
 transformational services.
 -Airtel launches 3G services in Mumbai
 -Bharti Airtel to offer broadband TV for Rs 99
 -Airtel 3G subscriber base touches 2 million mark
 -Bharti Airtel, which brought Kuwait-based Zain, African cellular
 operations, last year, eyes big revenue from the 15 African nations
 it operates in. The company had paid  billion (Rs 40,000 crore) for
 the acquisition. It is aiming to touch revenues worth  billion (Rs
 22,000 crore) and reach 100 million subscribers by the end of March,
 2013. Zain was making revenues of .9 billion (Rs 13,200 crore) per
 year at that point of time and had 44.2 million subscribers.
 -Bharti Airtel announced the appointment of two new CEOs for its
 Broadband/Data and DTH/Media services. The first appointment
 announced Rajiv Rajgopal is the CEO- Broadband/Data, while Shashi
 Arora was announced as the CEO-DTH/ Media services.
 -Bharti Airtel awarded license to operate 2G and 3G mobile services
 in Rwanda
 -Bharti  Airtel signs agreement with Nokia Siemens Networks to expand
 in 2G & 3G
 -Bhart Airtel rises on TDSAT move to lift 3G roaming ban
 - In an agreement to jointly create an inspirational business model
 for mCommerce, country's leading telecommunications company, Bharti
 Airtel has enrolled IT titan, Infosys as its technology partner for
 Airtel money
 -The Giant in Telecom Industry Bharti Airtel partners with
 Singapore-based mobile content service provider Novosol to offer
 sports value added services (VAS). This partnership estimates the
 revenue to Rs.500 Crores yearly.
 -Bharti Airtel, Axis Bank in deal to provide mobile banking services
 in un-banked areas
 -Bharti and Qualcomm announce partnership for 4G
 -Bharti Airtel ranks first in terms of subscriber in Cellular
 Operators Association of India (COAI)
 -Bharti Airtel signs agreement with Opera Software Country's largest
 telephone services provider, Bharti Airtel, has entered into an
 agreement with Opera Software to allow its subscribers to access the
 latters unique proxy-server-based browser on their mobile phones.
 -Bharti Airtel mulls expansion in Malawi; may invest up to 
 -Bharti Airtel gets EuroFinance Treasury award
 -Walmart likely to stay with Bharti for new Indian multi-brand retail
 Joint Venture
 -Telecom giant Bharti Airtel introduced the world first
 intercontinental roaming facility, which would offer free incoming
 calls to African businessmen, tourists and students while travelling
 in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, said the media reports.
 -Bharti Airtel launches an Emergency Alert Service for its customers
 to alert message with location details to 10 different mobile
 -Education is now available anytime, anywhere with Airtel mEducation
 -Airtel launches Apna Chaupal - India's first voice based one stop
 solution portal for value added services
 -Airtel launches Re 1 Entertainment Store for its mobile customers
 -Bharti Airtel - Acquisition of 100% equity shares of Wireless
 Business Services Private Limited
 -Airtel and Apple launch Indias first 4G on mobile
 -Airtel 3G services now available in Punjab
 -Airtel 4G comes to Nagpur
 -Bharti Airtel crosses 300 million customers milestone
 -Airtel 4G comes to Nashik
 -Mi India announces Redmi Note 4G in partnership with Airtel
 -Airtel launches myPlan Family, enables sharing on its postpaid
 innovation - myPlan
 -Airtel and Loop Mobile announce agreement to create Mumbais largest
 mobile network
 -Bharti Airtel has successfully integrated 2.55 million yuMobile
 customers into its network
 -Bharti Airtel has entered into a deal with Nokia Networks to expand
 its 4G presence to six new circles using Nokia & radio network
 -Bharti Airtel has entered into a strategic collaboration with China
 Mobile, to jointly foster the growth of 4G
 -Bharti Airtel has acquired 111.6 MHz of prime spectrum bands
 -Bharti Airtel introduces unlimited call schemes for broadband
 -Bharti Airtel expanded its 4G services in Haryana with launch in
 Karnal and Yamunanaga
 -Bharti Airtel has become the world third largest mobile operator in
 terms of subscribers, as per World Cellular Information Service
 -Bharti Airtel partnership with the Madhya Pradesh government for one
 of its Digital India Week initiatives
 -Bharti Airtel has selected Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson as
 its supplier for deployment of a new LTE network in African nation
 -Bharti Airtel has acquired wireless broadband firm Augere India
 operations, to help the firm to augment its 4G presence. 
 -Bharti Airtel - Approval of Scheme of Amalgamation of Augere
 Wireless Broadband India Private Limited
 - Bharti Airtel board approves merger of Augere Wireless Broadband
 India Private Limited
 -Bharti Airtel - Axiata and Bharti Airtel Agree to Merge Operations
 in Bangladesh
 -Bharti Airtel increases maternity leave for its women employees to
 22 weeks from 12 weeks
 -Bharti Airtel enters into spectrum agreement with VTL
 -Bharti Airtel acquires Aircel 4G spectrum in 8 circles
 -Bharti Airtel - Airtel announces Open Network initiative under
 Project Leap
 -Airtel acquires 20 MHZ spectrum rights from Aircel
 -Airtel offers unlimited voice calls for postpaid customers
 -Airtel offers free incoming, lower data rates on International
 -Airtel acquires 173.8 Mhz spectrum in telecom auction
 -Bharti Airtel enters into an exclusive agreement with Orascom to
 acquire Middle East North Africa Submarine Cable System (MENA-SCS)
 - Airtel invites customers to experience India's fastest 4G network.
 - Bharti Airtel offers free data who switch to Airtel 4G
 - Bharti Airtel receives the 'Best Governed Company Award from the
 Asian Centre for Corporate Governance & Sustainability.
 - Airtel crosses two million home broadband customers mark.
 - Airtel has provided Jio sufficient Pol capacity to serve over 190
 million customers.
 -  Bharti Airtel to acquire Telenor India.
 -  Bharti Airtel launched an Android-enabled set top box (STB) that
 will allow consumers to watch content available on Internet on
 television besides regular satellite channels. 
 - Bharti Airtel receives approval from SEBI for merger with Telenor
 - Bharti Airtel launches digital platform to offer integrated
Source : Dion Global Solutions Limited
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