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Posts Tagged ‘Airtel’

  • Airtel to sponsor Nigeria’ s WAFICT 2011

    April 14, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Airtel to sponsor Nigeria’ s WAFICT 2011

    In the lead up to the 10th anniversary of the Nigerian Telecom Revolution, Airtel Nigeria announced it was participating in the celebrations as a major sponsor of the West African ICT Congress. The leading Nigerian telecom company hopes its presence will...

  • Kenya’s calling rates the lowest in Africa

    March 22, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya’s calling rates the lowest in Africa

    Ongoing battles of pricing between Kenya’s telecommunications companies have reduced Kenya’s rates to the lowest in Africa. According to statistics published by the country’s ministry of communications, the average cost of a call in Kenya is Sh3.5 per...

  • Uganda looks for mobile subscription growth

    February 16, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Uganda looks for mobile subscription growth

    Uganda has seen massive drop offs in the number of calls made on its mobile phone markets, which has many experts and industry leaders worried that the sector is suffering. Airtel’s managing director V.G Somashekar said that efforts are being implemented...

  • Nigeria’s Airtel launches Easy Recharge

    January 27, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigeria’s Airtel launches Easy Recharge

    Airtel Nigeria has announced another package aimed at reducing costs and time spent on recharging GSM phones in an effort to help keep pace with competition over billings. The move has been met with widespread positive reactions here in Lagos as the costs of...

  • Airtel slashes call rates in Nigeria

    December 8, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    THE newly rebranded Airtel Nigeria has slashed call rates with its new 2Good package. With Airtel’s 2Good package, customers will be able to make calls at 20 kobo per second after the first minute. For a minute, users pay 60 kobo per second. This...

  • Jonathan endorses Airtel

    December 8, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Jonathan endorses Airtel

    NIGERIAN President Goodluck Jonathan has endorsed the newly un-veiled Airtel brand by global telecommunications giant, Bharti Airtel, expressing hope that the company will reignite competition in the market. He also congratulated the Telecom firm for the...

  • Airtel Nigeria defends name change

    November 30, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Airtel Nigeria defends name change

    Airtel Nigeria has defended its decision to change the name Zain Nigeria. In an attempt to address the public discourse over the name change, the company’s Chairman and Managing Director, Sunil Bharti Mittal, said the move was part of its expansion...

  • Airtel Kenya hits the ground running

    November 29, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Airtel Kenya hits the ground running

    AIRTEL Kenya, the second largest cellular mobile operator in Kenya has hit the ground running barely two weeks after re-branding, with the release of an additional 2.5million lines covering five numbers prefixes. The company has unveiled new mobile number...

  • Nigeria commits to Number Portability

    November 26, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria commits to Number Portability

    Nigeria’s minister for Information and Communications, Professor Dora Akunyili, has underlined the commitment of the Federal government to the introduction of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in its bid to increase competition and expand the horizon for...

  • Airtel unveils new brand for Zain Kenya

    November 23, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    “I AM confident that over the coming years Airtel will win the hearts of customers in Kenya and emerge as one of the most admired brands of the continent,”Rene Meza Airtel Kenya Managing Director. Just months after acquiring Zain in Africa, Bharti...

  • Zain Nigeria rebranded as Airtel Nigeria

    November 22, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Zain Nigeria rebranded as Airtel Nigeria

    Bharti Airtel, the giant global telecommunications company which has operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa at the weekend unveiled Airtel brand in Nigeria and around the continent, finally laying to rest the Zain brand. The new and more vibrant...

  • Zain Kenya name change imminent

    November 17, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Zain Kenya name change imminent

    A major transformation in Kenya’s second largest telecom company, Zain Kenya, will be witnessed next week when the company officially changes its name to “Airtel”. The name change will be the fourth since the company started operating in Kenya....

  • Airtel Kenya partners with Acision SMSC on messaging

    November 15, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Airtel Kenya partners with Acision SMSC on messaging

    Acision, a leader in mobile data, has announced that Airtel Kenya, part of Bharti Airtel, Asia’s leading telecommunications service provider, has selected the Acision SMSC to expand its messaging capability and underpin continued SMS growth in the region....

  • Bharti Airtel beefs up African management team

    November 3, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Bharti Airtel beefs up African management team

    Bharti Airtel has today announced the appointment of two executives to steer its network and internal assurance functions across 16 countries in Africa. Ms. Tay Kim Lee joins the group as the Director of Internal Assurance whilst Mr. Eben Albertyn will take...

  • Bharti seeks bids for telecom towers in Africa

    September 1, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Bharti seeks bids for telecom towers in Africa

    Bharti Airtel, which acquired the African Zain’s African assets a few months ago is seeking bids to set up towers in Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania. The Business Standard reports that the company would award contracts for infrastructure equipment and...

  • Bharti Airtel to invest USD 10 million in Seychelles

    August 16, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Bharti Airtel to invest USD 10 million in Seychelles

    Bharti Airtel, today announced that it will invest USD 10 million in Seychelles. The move comes after the Board of Directors approved the acquisition of 100 % of the leading telecom operator in the country, Telecom Seychelles Limited, for an enterprise value...