News sources coming in indicate that Airtel is reportedly going to reduce its headcount in Africa by between 15 per cent and 20 per cent this year. This includes the departure of 20 senior executives in the region. The shaking up of its operations in Africa is in a bid to turnaround...
Possible acquisition by Orange of Airtel’s subsidiaries in Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo Brazzaville and Sierra Leone.
Airtel is planning to launch Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Zambia this year starting from the country’s capital Lusaka and the copper belt. It is commonly marketed as 4G LTE, a standard for wireless communication of high speed data for mobile phones and data terminals. This project is expected...
Telecommunications provider, Airtel has unveiled a new application challenge for startup developers, aimed at attracting the ‘next big app developers’ into the Airtel group of companies. The application challenge is a partnership between Bharti Airtel, Singaporean Telecommunications Company, Singtel and smartphone company Samsung. The competition is seeks to attract developers in Africa and...
Airtel Rwanda in partnership with Olleh Rwanda Networks has participated in the opening of the first ever 4G Square in Rwanda. Presided over by Hon. Jean Philbert Nsengimana, the Minister for Youth and ICT, the 4G Square was launched in Kigali at the Grand Pension Plaza. Being the first of its...
Safaricom has taken rival telecommunications company Airtel to court on claims that it is infringing on its M-Pesa trademark by including its symbols on its advertising billboards. Safaricom has filed pictures in court that it claims show evidence of Airtel Kenya’s usage of signs that are identical to two of...
After the announcement of the departure of their managing director Anwar Soussa in a notice shared on Aug. 09, Telecom service provider, Airtel Uganda has announced the reappointment of VG Somasekhar - who is currently serving in the role of Director - Special Projects, Airtel Africa. Soussa joined Airtel Uganda in June 2016...
Telecommunications giant Airtel Uganda has announced an investment partnership with BCS, with support from Facebook to improve the telecom infrastructure in Uganda. The investment will see a total of nearly 800 KM of optical fiber laid in North West Uganda – covering Gulu, Adjumani, Arua, Koboko, Nebbi and Kamdini areas...
Bharti Airtel has reported  a 7.1 percent increase in revenues for its fiscal second quarter . According to the company, growth was driven by a 66.7 percent increase in mobile data revenues to INR 25.4 billion, and a 8.4 percent rise in the number of customers  which crossed the 300...
Bharti Airtel has announced the appointment of Anwar Soussa as the Managing Director of Airtel Uganda, with effect from 1 June 2016. Mr. Soussa is no stranger to the telecommunication industry in Africa. He joined Airtel from MTN Cyprus where he served as the COO and later became the MD for Airtel Chad...