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Bharti Airtel may sell tower assets in Africa

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 18:08

Telecom giant Bharti Airtel is expected to sell-off over 15,000 towers in Africa for about USD 2-3 billion, which will help it reduce debt, bankers familiar with the development said.

Bharti Airtel says to spend $1 bn per year in Africa

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 21:34

Telecoms firm Bharti Airtel plans annual capital expenditure of USD 1 billion in Africa in the next few years and will focus on deepening investments in 17 countries there rather than entering new markets, its chairman said.

Airtel Africa joins Bridge Alliance

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 22:13

Bharti Airtel Monday said its African unit has joined Bridge Alliance, a partnership of 14 leading mobile operators, which serves a combined customer base of 500 million.

Bharti Airtel to acquire Warid's Congo operations

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 10:42

In a bid to strengthen its footprint in the African market, Bharti Airtel today said it has entered into a definitive agreement with the Warid Group to acquire its Congo operations.

Airtel features in Africa's top ten most admired global brands

Last Updated: Thursday, October 03, 2013, 09:04

Airtel is the only telecom company from India featuring on the list of top ten global brands admired most in Africa, according to a survey.

Airtel appoints Faria as new CEO of Africa; Kohli to return

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 21:46

The appointment will be effective January 1, 2014.

Airtel submits final bid for telecom licence in Myanmar

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 04, 2013, 13:35

Airtel already offers services in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and 17 African countries apart from India.

Airtel, Nokia tie-up for value added services in Africa

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013, 19:37

Since its launch in India, Nokia Life has expanded to several countries and has been experienced by more than 95 million people in 18 local languages.

Airtel launches HD voice service in Africa

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 05, 2013, 16:45

"Airtel becomes the third operator to launch a mobile HD voice service in Africa. Further launches will be scheduled in 2013," the company said in a statement.

Airtel's Africa ops net loss widens to Rs 520 cr

Last Updated: Friday, February 01, 2013, 18:57

Telecom giant Bharti Airtel Friday said net loss from African operations has widened to Rs 520 crore in October-December 2012 quarter from Rs 260 crore in the same period a year ago.

Alcatel-Lucent to provide gear to Airtel for Africa operations

Last Updated: Monday, December 10, 2012, 18:24

Alcatel-Lucent will supply advanced new IP (Internet Protocol)-based networking technology to support Bharti Airtel in delivery of new mobile broadband data and video services in Africa, Alcatel-Lucent said in a statement.

Airtel Africa to provide farm info on mobile phones

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 05, 2012, 23:33

It will also help create a farmer community within which peers can share experiences and exchange information about social gatherings, events, and job opportunities, it added.