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...
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...
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...
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...
Possible acquisition by Orange of Airtel’s subsidiaries in Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo Brazzaville and Sierra Leone.
Kenya's Safaricom taken Airtel to court and convinced High Court judge Francis Gikonyo to order Airtel to temporarily stop any advert or print adverts bearing Safaricom's M-Pesa sign until when the case is determined. This is because of Airtel's move to display M-Pesa logo on its advertorial to market Airtel Money Service. Safaricom...
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...
In a bid to expand reach into mobile financial services, Airtel Rwanda has announced plans to introduce micro-loans on Airtel Money on April 1, 2015 in a partnership with Atlantis Microfinance Limited. The service dubbed Igurize Amafaranga will target all Airtel customers, enabling them to borrow up to Rwf50, 000 instantly without collateral...
When was the last time you tried to buy a song online or an App from an online store and with what ease was your money leaving your account? If you asked me what I remembered about my first app purchase online I would tell you, that I didn't even...