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Despite $5 billion dues and Jio’s wrath, Airtel is not hanging up just yet

Despite $5 billion dues and Jio’s wrath, Airtel is not hanging up just yet

The telco is on track to raise funds and pay its dues to the government.

Google takes on AWS and Azure in India with Airtel cloud deal

Google has inked a deal with India’s third-largest telecom operator as the American giant looks to grow its cloud customer base in the key overseas market that is increasingly emerging as a new cloud
There’s no easy way to layoff employees, but the damage can be minimised

There’s no easy way to layoff employees, but the damage can be minimised

"It’s normal and expected that you would have an emotional reaction to the event."
India’s Reliance Jio rolls out Wi-Fi calling feature

India’s Reliance Jio rolls out Wi-Fi calling feature

Two of the top three telecom operators in India are beginning to address one of the biggest challenges hundreds of millions of their subscribers face in the country each day: poor call quality and
Investors in wannabe super apps must remember that India is not China

Investors in wannabe super apps must remember that India is not China

Diversity of India's online population is a challenge.
India gets more aggressive with internet shutdowns to curb protests

India gets more aggressive with internet shutdowns to curb protests

India, the world’s largest democracy, continues to normalize shutting down internet and suspending mobile communications for tens of millions of citizens in the country to thwart protests. Days after
Indian Authorities Order Internet Shutdowns Amid Mass Protests, Outrage Over Citizenship Law

Indian Authorities Order Internet Shutdowns Amid Mass Protests, Outrage Over Citizenship Law

Indian authorities have shut down internet access across much of the nation amid widespread protests against prime minister and far-right supremacist Narendra Modi and his government’s new law
Lionsgate Play Sets Additional Streaming Deal With India’s Airtel

Lionsgate Play Sets Additional Streaming Deal With India’s Airtel

Lionsgate has struck a deal with Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecoms firm, to further carry streaming service Lionsgate Play. Content will be available on the Airtel Xstream app and Airtel’s web
“How to vote” and “dance classes near me”: What Indians asked Google in 2019

“How to vote” and “dance classes near me”: What Indians asked Google in 2019

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman is the most searched person on Google in India this year so far.
Airtel Wi-Fi Calling expands to five new locations in India

Airtel Wi-Fi Calling expands to five new locations in India

Now available in Mumbai, Kolkata, Andhra Pradesh, and more locations.
Reliance Jio vs Vodafone-Idea vs Airtel: New prepaid plans comparison

Reliance Jio vs Vodafone-Idea vs Airtel: New prepaid plans comparison

Indian telcos have hiked prices for prepaid plans. Reliance Jio is still the cheapest of the lot.
Lessons from M-Pesa for Africa’s new VC-rich fintech startups

Lessons from M-Pesa for Africa’s new VC-rich fintech startups

Over the least decade, Africa has been in the midst of a startup boom accompanied by big growth in VC and improvements in internet and mobile penetration.
Vodafone-Idea Vs Airtel: Here’s how the revised prepaid plans compare

Vodafone-Idea Vs Airtel: Here’s how the revised prepaid plans compare

Airtel, Vodafone-Idea prepaid subscribers will now have to pay up to 50% more than before.
Unless the government intervenes, Indian telecom will hurtle towards a duopoly

Unless the government intervenes, Indian telecom will hurtle towards a duopoly

The sector is in need of higher tariffs and policy support.
The Indian telecom sector just got a call from hell

The Indian telecom sector just got a call from hell

September quarter was a washout for Airtel, and Vodafone Idea.

Indian telcos Vodafone Idea and Airtel post $10.3 billion in combined quarterly losses

It’s not a good day for two of the top three telecom operators in India. Vodafone Idea, India’s second-largest telecom operator by subscriber count, said its consolidated loss had widened to $7.14
Chaka opens up global investing to Africa’s most populous nation

Chaka opens up global investing to Africa’s most populous nation

Fintech startup Chaka aims to open up online investing to Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria. The seed-stage company recently went live with its mobile-based platform that offers Nigerians stock

India to spend $6 billion to revive telecom operators BSNL and MTNL

India said on Wednesday it plans to spend nearly $6 billion to revive loss-making state-funded telecom operators Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL). In a press
Africa can list more gazelles at home than unicorn IPOs abroad

Africa can list more gazelles at home than unicorn IPOs abroad

At the recent TechCrunch Disrupt SF, Senegalese VC investor Marieme Diop suggested that Silicon Valley’s unicorn IPO model might not be right for African startups. The is largely because the