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OneWeb, Airtel Africa collaboration

OneWeb has announced the signing of a Distribution Partnership Agreement with Airtel Africa, a provider of telecommunications and mobile money services across Africa. This strategic agreement will help to deliver OneWeb’s high-speed, low-latency LEO connectivity services to government and enterprise customers across swathes of the continent. The partnership will focus on delivering satellite communications services […]

November 8, 2022By Chris Forrester

India: Qwilt, Airtel CDN partnership

Qwilt has announced that Bharti Airtel Limited (Airtel), an Indian provider of telecommunications services, has joined its global ecosystem of service providers to improve the quality of live streaming, VoD and all other media delivery to its over 400 million subscribers throughout India. The partnership sees Airtel launch its own content delivery service, Airtel Cloud’s […]

August 31, 2022

India readies 5G

India is preparing launch 5G services says Ashwini Vaishnaw, the country’s telecoms minister. Letters have been sent to the telco winners if a recent 5G spectrum auction telling them to prepare for 5G access and usage. “We understand that the spectrum purchased is good enough to cover all the circles in the country,” Vaishnaw told […]

August 22, 2022By Chris Forrester

India: HITS channel on Airtel Digital TV

Airtel Digital TV has announced the arrival of its new channel, Airtel HITS HD. Featuring a selection of some of the most popular, iconic, and award-winning Hollywood television content from the 60s to the early 2000s, the channel aims to take viewers in India on a trip down memory lane. HITS will launch on Airtel […]

May 19, 2022

Data: India’s DTH subs fall

India’s four giant DTH operators saw a fall in their combined subscriber numbers according to data from regulator TRAI. Tata Sky, Airtel Digital TV, Dish TV and Sun Direct saw combined subscriber numbers fall slightly from 68.89 million in September 2021 to 68.52 million in December 2021. There are more DTH viewers in the service […]

May 11, 2022By Chris Forrester

India: Eros Now content on Airtel Xstream

Eros Now, the South Asian OTT platform, has expanded its partnership with Airtel, the Indian communications solutions provider, to bring the Eros Now OTT content library to Airtel Xstream Premium, a new aggregation oriented video streaming service launched by Airtel. The partnership allows Eros Now to expand its reach further by tapping into Airtel’s 300+ […]

February 17, 2022

OneWeb, Hughes confirm India plan

Broadband constellation operator OneWeb has confirmed its relationship with Hughes Network Systems and detailed its plan to serve India’s towns, villages, and local and regional municipalities in those hardest-to-reach areas, playing a critical role in bridging the digital divide. Hughes Network Systems is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Colorado-based EchoStar. The agreement, first outlined in September […]

January 20, 2022By Chris Forrester

India: Hughes, Airtel form broadband JV

Hughes Communications India, a majority-owned subsidiary of Hughes Network Systems, a satellite and multi-transport technologies and networks company, and Bharti Airtel, a communications solutions provider, have announced the formation of a joint venture to provide satellite broadband services in India. Operational as HCIPL, the entity combines the Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) businesses of both […]

January 5, 2022

India: Dish TV denies Bharti sale

India’s satellite broadcasting giant Dish TV has firmly denied that it is involved in selling a stake to DTH TV rival Bharti Airtel. Local reports had suggested that Bharti was buying a 5.93 per cent stake in Dish TV. Dish, in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange, said it was not aware of any […]

December 6, 2021By Chris Forrester

India: MediaMath, Airtel ad tech partnership

MediaMath, the independent advertising technology company for brands and agencies, has announced a collaboration for ad tech with Airtel, an Indian communications solutions provider. MediaMath says the partnership demonstrates its commitment to its expanded footprint in India through partnerships with best-in-class providers, following recently announced collaborations with Disney Hotstar and Flipkart. “With Airtel Ads, we […]

June 30, 2021