AIRTEL Posts on XDA

Airtel wants smartphone makers to support more 5G bands

While 5G has been commercialized in many parts of the world, it’s still a distant dream in countries like India. The first concrete step in bringing 5G closer to reality in India came in June when the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) finally allocated the spectrum to Indian carriers for conducting 5G trials. The DoT allocated...

Amazon Prime Video Mobile Edition plan offers SD streaming in India for just ₹89 per month

The Indian market is a highly competitive space for most international streaming services, thanks to a boatload of domestic alternatives that offer similar products at a mere fraction of the price. To attract more users, services like Netflix, YouTube, and Spotify offer India-specific plans that fall in line with the plans offered by their desi counterparts....

Xiaomi and POCO users in India facing bootloops, fix coming soon

Several Xiaomi and POCO users in India are facing an annoying issue following a recent MIUI 12 update, which brings up a "Find device closed unexpectedly" error. The device restarts as soon as the error message pops up, and this cycle continues indefinitely. The error is, most likely, a conflict caused by a recent update...

Amazon reportedly eyeing $2 billion investment in Bharti Airtel in India

It's raining big tech in India's telecom sector, as a new report from Reuters suggests that now Amazon is in early talks to invest in Bharti Airtel, India's third-largest telecom company. This report comes on the heels of Facebook's recent investment in Reliance Jio, as well as recent speculation of Google looking to invest in...

Google reportedly exploring investment in Vodafone Idea in India

India's population presents itself as a telecom market with immense potential. The country has a population of 1.35 billion, of which 1.17 billion have a mobile phone connection. Adding even more spice to these numbers is the fact that these 1.17 billion are distributed among just four telecom operators in the country. These four are...

[Update 3: Supreme Court declines relief] India stares at a carrier monopoly with Reliance Jio as Airtel and Vodafone Idea face uncertain future

India has the world's lowest call and data tariffs in the world right now, riding on the back of mega telecom operators and hyper-competition among them. But that hasn't always been the case in the country, as a lot of it can be traced back to a few key defining moments in the telecom sector's...

[Update: Mumbai, Kolkata, and more] Airtel launches VoWiFi in Delhi/NCR, to be rolled out all over India soon

It's no doubt that both Airtel and Vodafone are struggling right now. Not only have the companies been facing the worst quarterly losses in the telecom sector's history, but they have also racked up a massive liability. Earlier this month, Bharti Airtel's board approved a fundraising plan for $3 Billion for "any future payouts" including...