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...
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...
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 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...
Looks like this year saw telecom companies appointing new CEO's and Managing Directors. Previously, we saw MTN Uganda and Vodafone Uganda appointing new CEO's, and this time around we also see Airtel Uganda appoint their new Managing Director. In our 2016 Airtel Uganda and Smile Communication review, we don't have...
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...
Possible acquisition by Orange of Airtel’s subsidiaries in Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo Brazzaville and Sierra Leone.
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...
The GSMA today announced that it has elected new members of the GSMA Board for the two-year period from January 2017 through December 2018. The GSMA Board has also elected Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chairman, Bharti Enterprises as Chair, and re-elected Mari-Noëlle Jego-Laveissiere, Executive Vice President, Innovation, Orange...