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Airtel, Eaton Towers conclude tower sale deal in Burkina Faso

Airtel, Eaton Towers conclude tower sale deal in Burkina Faso

Telecom major Bharti Airtel and Eaton Towers Tuesday announced the conclusion of the sale and purchase of the former's tower assets in Burkina Faso.

Airtel sells 8,300 mobile towers in Africa for Rs 11,000 crore

Airtel sells 8,300 mobile towers in Africa for Rs 11,000 crore

Bharti Airtel today said it has completed the sale of about 8,300 mobile towers in seven countries in Africa for USD 1.7 billion .

Airtel says no plans to exit Africa amid Orange buzz

Bharti Airtel Tuesday said it has no plans to exit its African operations even as the company has entered into talks with France-based Orange to sell four subsidiaries in the continent.

Bharti Airtel to sell its four African arms to Orange

Bharti Airtel Monday said it has entered into an agreement with France-based telecom operator Orange to sell its four subsidiaries in Africa.

Airtel, UNICEF pact to provide education content in Africa

Bharti Airtel has partnered with UNICEF to provide health, education and youth-focussed content to its customers in 17 African countries.

Airtel launches pan-African affordable customised smartphone

Bharti Airtel Africa has launched the first pan African high quality, cost effective, customized smartphone in partnership with mobile chip manufacturer Qualcomm, a statement said Tuesday.

Airtel Africa launches Thuraya satellite ops in 12 countries

Airtel Africa, a subsidiary of Indian telecommunications company Airtel has partnered with Dubai based mobile satellite services provider Thuraya to launch its products and services in 12 African countries and tap the growing demand for communication services.

Airtel in talks with ATC and Eaton for sale of Africa towers

Telecom major Bharti Airtel is in advanced stage talks with American Tower Corporation (ATC) and Eaton Towers for selling its tower assets in several African countries, including Nigeria, Ghana and Uganda, sources aware of the development said.

Bharti Airtel may sell tower assets in Africa

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

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

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.

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

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

The appointment will be effective January 1, 2014.

Airtel submits final bid for telecom licence in Myanmar

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

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

"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

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

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

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.

Airtel inks pact with Arsenal for Africa

Bharti Airtel on Thursday said it has signed a three-year partnership agreement with football club Arsenal which will allow the mobile operator to utilise the club's merchandising, hospitality and content rights in five countries, Nigeria, Zambia, Ghana, Uganda and Rwanda.