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...
World Cellular Information Services (WCIS) recently released telecommunications rankings have placed Bharti Airtel as the third largest mobile operator in the world in terms of subscribers. According to the rankings, Bharti Airtel, a telecommunications service provider with operations in 20 countries across South Asia and Africa has 303 million subscribers...
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...
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...
Bharti Airtel has named Yaya Touré  who is a Manchester City midfielder and Ivory Coast captain  as the new brand ambassador for Africa. Yaya Touré was unveiled together with the launch of a new tagline and campaign dubbed 'It's Now' aimed at positioning the telecommunication service provider future strategy in Kenya...
A new report has revealed that despite Bharti Airtel Ltd spending $9 billion to become a global firm by buying Kuwait-based Zain Group’s telecom assets in 15 countries in Africa, the company is yet to declare any profits or meet any of its growth targets. According to livemint.com, Airtel had big plans for Africa—a...
Airtel Nigeria has partnered with 2go, a mobile focused social network,  to launch a new social bundle for data on Airtel’s service. According to 2go: “For only NGN 100 per week or NGN 200 monthly, Airtel subscribers can obtain unlimited access to 2go.” “The latest version of 2go adds voice notes that...
The telecom company has in the past few weeks increased its agent network by 537 in 15 days. The latest is that Airtel has launched a new and enhanced internet value proposition named Tugabane under their 2015 umbrella Campaign, ‘The Smartphone Network.’ Tugabane allows an internet customer to subscribe to a...
Airtel last week introduced its latest plan Airtel Zero, which allows "partner websites" to be accessed freely or at a subsidized cost