The company said that it will build 5G solution in the lab and work with disruptive partners to bring innovative solutions to the table.
This includes new capabilities of SIM delivery to homes, doorstep KYC (Know Your Customer), work from home solutions, conferencing and security services, he said, adding that the company had received support from customers on these initiatives.
In a note to its subscribers, Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal said that despite the challenges in fulfilment given the national lockdown, the company will do its best to arrange installations, at the earliest possible time, for those who need 1 Gbps Airtel Xstream Fiber.
Airtel CEO outlined steps that the company has taken to ensure that users remain connected with their loved ones and are able to work effectively from home, in the wake of a 21-day lockdown
Responding to a media query on Reliance Jio's move he said, "IUC has nothing to do with tariff. It is a clearing house, cost of carrying calls. It is a bilateral thing settled among carriers. Over the last 20 years , IUC has always been absorbed."
Under Project Next, Airtel will revamp its stores, launch mobile handset protection schemes, allow transfer of unused mobile data to next month for postpaid users and pooling of postpaid plan within a family, Bharti Airtel MD and CEO (South Asia) Gopal Vittal told reporters here.
Bharti Airtel in an investor call said the sector is "heavily taxed" and that the levies like licence fee, spectrum usage charges and service taxes add up to a "very substantial number".
Airtel is offering up to 30 GB of free data for the next three months for postpaid subscribers logging onto the 'My Airtel' app by April 30.
From April 1, Airtel will offer free incoming calls and SMSes while roaming across India, and there will be no extra charges on on outgoing calls and data while outstation.
The Airtel-Telenor buyout coupled with talks of potential Vodafone-Idea merger and Tata Teleservices with RCom-Airtel-MTS combine raise questions whether a consolidation is the best way for telecom companies in view of Reliance Jio's entry.
In yet another consolidation in telecom industry, India‘s largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel informed the bourses on Thursday that it will acquire Telenor India assets. The move comes at a time when new entrant Reliance Jio has acquired 100 million users and the market is awaiting response on a potential Vodafone-Idea merger.
In his new role, Sunil will be responsible for driving growth and innovation for Airtel Digital TV, which is a key growth driver within the company‘s B2C portfolio.
"Reliance Jio in meeting with Telecom Minister (Manoj Sinha) has committed to invest 45,000 crore mobile towers in next 6 months to further strengthen its network. The company has said that it has plans to invest Rs 1 lakh crore over a period of 4 years and the new towers are part of this investment," an official source told PTI.
Telecom major Bharti Airtel might mull further tariff cuts to counter mounting pressure from new entrant Reliance Jio, an article by Mint today says.
Stating that there has been a "confusion" around the entire interconnect issue, Vittal expressed hope that an 'objective outcome' will emerge through a dialogue with both Telecom Department and TRAI.
Trai held a meeting with Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone and Idea to resolve the ongoing dispute over inter-connecting points but COAI, which represents incumbent players as well as RJio, was kept out of the meet.
"COAI delegation came to meet me and they have expressed some concerns. I told them that Government does not work with bias... Our work is not to stop anyone or allow anyone... For us, consumer is prime most," Sinha said
The telecom major will seek shareholders' approval for the proposed hike in pay package for Mittal as well as for its Managing Director for India Gopal Vittal at the Annual General Meeting scheduled on August 19.
Telecom major Bharti Airtel on June 14 announced launch of a new platform -- Open Network -- that will show users the status of its network coverage and quality map across the country
To deliver this high speed, Airtel said that it has used carrier aggregation across TD LTE and LTE FDD on a LIVE 4G network, becoming the first mobile operator in India to commercially deploy LTE-Advanced (4G+) technology.
Airtel in November announced a 'Project Leap' aimed at perceptibly improving network quality with an outlay of Rs 60,000 crore in the next three years. The announcement came after the government and the regulator Trai asked telecom operators to increase investment in infrastructure to check the call drop menace.
Himanshu Kapania, Chairman of the Cellulars Operators Association and MD and CEO of Idea Cellular made a pitch for a common national tower policy and said that there was a need to check illegal use of spectrum if the call drop menace needs to be done away with.
"Manish Khera, Co-founder & MD of YTS Solutions will be appointed as CEO of Airtel M Commerce Services Limited (AMSL), which offers Airtel's flagship semi-closed wallet under the brand name 'Airtel Money'," Airtel said in a statement.
This ratio is the highest in case of Mittal in comparison to any other director for the company, followed by CEO (India and South East Asia) Gopal Vittal whose remuneration was Rs 5.34 crore (excluding perquisite value of stock options) â€” 636 times of the median staff pay.
The Cellular Operators Association of India held its annual general meeting on Thursday and elected the new leadership as well as designated its executive council for the new term, it said in a statement.