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    Airtel Kenya removes Chief Executive Officer

    March 25, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Airtel Kenya removes Chief Executive Officer

    Mobile operator Airtel Kenya has replaced Chief Executive Officer Shivan Bhargava, and the position has now been filled by Milicom’s Tigo Ghana general manager Adil El Yousseffi. According to sources close to the situation, Bhargava left because he...

  • Etisalat announced that it has signed a $4.36 billion deal in order to acquire Vivendi SA's stake in  Maroc Telecom (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Big 7 African telcos enter landmark agreement

    March 18, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Big 7 African telcos enter landmark agreement

    As a result of high-level meetings at this year’s Mobile World Congress, seven major mobile operators across Africa and the Middle East have developed a roadmap to cooperate on network infrastructure sharing initiatives. “We are greatly encouraged by the...

  • Manoj Kohli, MD & CEO of Bharti Airtel (International) (image: PRAKASH SINGH/AFP)

    Airtel goes after Congo Brazzaville

    November 5, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Airtel goes after Congo Brazzaville

    Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), a leading global telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today said that it has entered into a definitive agreement with the Warid Group (“Warid”) to fully acquire Warid...

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    Former MTN Vice President appointed Airtel Africa CEO

    August 28, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Former MTN Vice President appointed Airtel Africa CEO

    Bharti Airtel, a global telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced senior level organisational changes within its Africa operations. Manoj Kohli, MD & CEO (International), in-charge of...

  • Tweaking Africa’s mobile profile to sustain growth

    February 27, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Tweaking Africa’s mobile profile to sustain growth

    The importance of bringing Africa’s mobile market up to speed with global counterparts was a hot topic of discussion at a session during the annual Mobile World Congress being held in Barcelona. During a panel discussion, MTN Group CEO Sifiso...

  • Bharti Airtel strengthens investment in Malawi

    June 22, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Bharti Airtel strengthens investment in Malawi

    Manoj Kohli, CEO (International) & Joint MD, Bharti Airtel, yesterday paid a courtesy call to the President of the Republic of Malawi, Joyce Banda, to update her on the telecommunication company’s investments in Malawi. During the visit, Kohli outlined...

  • Airtel to invest USD 100 million in Rwanda

    May 28, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Airtel to invest USD 100 million in Rwanda

    Manoj Kohli, CEO (International) & Joint MD, Bharti Airtel, met with the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, to discuss the telecommunication company’s progress in the country. The courtesy visit comes two months after Airtel launched operations in...

  • Bharti Airtel launches in Rwanda

    April 2, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Bharti Airtel launches in Rwanda

    Bharti Airtel today announced the launch of its operation in Rwanda, expanding its footprint on the African continent to 17 countries. Airtel has already said that it will invest over $100 million (R700 million) in its operations over the next three years and...

  • Bharti Airtel reaches 50 millionth mobile customer

    November 30, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Bharti Airtel reaches 50 millionth mobile customer

    Telecommunications services provider Bharti Airtel celebrated a significant milestone when it acquired its 50 millionth mobile customer in Africa. Airtel has achieved this milestone within just 17 months of acquiring Zain’s mobile operations in 16 African...

  • Airtel launches staff transfer program

    February 28, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Airtel launches staff transfer program

    Airtel Africa has launched a staff transfer program which will give African employees the opportunity to gain valuable work experience within the company’s parent company Bharti Airtel. The program started on the 23rd of February, 2011. The initial...

  • 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....

  • Bharti to focus on rural communities in Nigeria

    July 16, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Bharti to focus on rural communities in Nigeria

    Bharti Airtel has committed itself to empowering rural communities with affordable telecommunications services. The Indian telecom company, which now holds a controlling stake in Zain Nigeria, said it will be the rural network of Nigeria and will provide high...

  • India’s Bharti hints of tariff war in Nigeria

    June 14, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on India’s Bharti hints of tariff war in Nigeria

    TWO days after concluding the acquisition of Zain at $10.7 billion, Bharti said it would introduce the concept of ‘affordable tariffs’, a move that may initiate a price war in Nigeria. Bharti, known for its low tariffs in India had on Tuesday confirmed...