Airtel and Liquid Telecom have entered into a partnership agreement where Airtel will use the Liquid Telecom’s terrestrial fibre network to connect its mobile base stations and enterprises. The framework agreement enables Airtel to leverage Liquid Telecom’s existing 20,000km-long fibre network across East, Central and Southern Africa and will also enables Airtel’s African operations...
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...
Today, Airtel has announced the appointment of three key business leaders in The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Niger. The leadership roles, according to the company, will become effective as of October 1, 2014. Djibril Ouattara has been appointed the new Managing Director for Airtel Niger to bolster the company’s...
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 Uganda has announced a major milestone in launching countrywide 4G/LTE coverage in the country, this morning. This means Airtel Uganda subscribers will get to enjoy high-speed internet, regardless of their geographical location The Telecom company now boasts of a total...
Airtel Rwanda and IHS have closed the deal on acquisition of its towers in the country. The deal will see Airtel mobile subscribers enjoy more stable networks, higher network uptimes in which to make calls and a more universal service across the country.
Airtel Uganda has agreed a three-year advisory services deal with the International Finance Corporation (IFC). IFC is part of the World Bank, and this deal will see Airtel develop mobile money services and strengthen financial inclusion in the country. The deal, which is worth USD3.9 million, is also being supported by...
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...
Airtel Ghana  has been fined GH¢50,000.00 by the National Communication Authority (NCA)  and ordered to resolve Stand-alone Dedicated Control Channel (SDCCH) Congestion in Jirap. The telecom was also directed to improve 3G network coverage in Wa, Lawra, Tumu and Jirapa by December 2015. This wasthe First Ever Quality of Service Monitoring for...
In line with the company’s social responsibility mission of education empowerment and unlocking potential, Airtel Rwanda staff have offered a hands-on training to Business Information Technology students from Rwanda Tourism University College (RTUC) during a visit to the telecom headquarters and Network centers. Apart from gaining practical experience out of...