Friday, 28 January, 2022
TopicBharti Airtel

Topic: Bharti Airtel

Google to pour Rs 7,500 crore in Bharti Airtel to boost India push, will buy 1.28% stake

Alphabet, which owns the Google search engine, will pay Rs 5,250 crore for a stake in Airtel. Another Rs 2,000 crore will go toward multi-year plans that will include devices.

25 years since India made first mobile phone call, time to focus on self-reliance, Modi says

Modi requested the telecom sector to ensure greater security at all levels against threats. Mukesh Ambani called for urgent policy changes to move from 2G to 5G.

This is how the telecom sector was rescued from bankruptcy in 1999

India’s brush with mobile telephony started in the mid-1990s, but the beginning was far from smooth.

Airtel pays Rs 10,000 crore towards statutory dues as it rushes to meet DoT deadline

Airtel owes nearly Rs 35,586 crore, including licence fee and spectrum usage charge, to the govt. The company had earlier said it will pay the remaining before 17 March.

Modi govt is open to Airtel, Vodafone pleas for relief on Rs 92,000 crore dues

Stripping out interest from the dues or paying the amount in tranches are some ideas that the government can discuss.

Supreme Court orders telecom companies to pay Rs 92,000 crore to govt

A 3-judge Supreme Court bench rejected an appeal by telecom companies, including Bharti Airtel and Vodafone, which have been struggling to reduce debt.

Vodafone Idea not shutting down. Modi govt can ill afford it

Both Vodafone Idea and Airtel are losing customers at a rapid rate and Reliance Jio is gaining at their expense.

Jio, Airtel, Vodafone hike rates: Indians being punished by policies made after 2G scam?

India’s debt-ridden telecom players Vodafone-Idea and Bharti Airtel, along with Reliance Jio Sunday announced tariff hikes of 14-67 per cent.

Bharti Airtel posts record loss after making provision to pay Rs 30,710 crore to govt

Bharti Airtel is selling assets & paying down debt while losing money on its operations and facing a SC ruling to pay overdue fees related to spectrum & licences.

Do debt-hit private telecom firms need helping hand? Panel of civil servants to decide

India’s telecom sector has shrunk from a dozen operators to just three private firms, after Reliance Jio debuted in 2016 with free calls & cheap data.

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Apple needs to break out of its comfort zone with bold mega deals à la Microsoft

Historically, large M&A hasn’t been Apple’s style. However, with its resources, the company can certainly take the risk to transform its business and expand its capabilities.

Google to pour Rs 7,500 crore in Bharti Airtel to boost India push, will buy 1.28% stake

Alphabet, which owns the Google search engine, will pay Rs 5,250 crore for a stake in Airtel. Another Rs 2,000 crore will go toward multi-year plans that will include devices.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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