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Bank examines Jio, SES deal

A major Joint Venture from Reliance Jio, the giant Indian telco, and satellite operator SES, which will see Jio use the SES capacity for broadband connectivity for its Indian customers. Investment bank Exane/BNPP says the move is a major endorsement for SES and in particular its mPower fleet of satellites. The bank says: “The endorsement […]

February 15, 2022

Airtel launches Xstream Premium

Indian multiplay telco Bharti Airtel says it is taking a giant leap towards democratising and growing the digital entertainment ecosystem in India with the launch of its new video streaming service – Airtel Xstream Premium. According to Media Partners Asia, by 2025, India’s OTT subscription market is expected to grow to $2 billion from the […]

February 10, 2022

Google invests $1bn in Bharti Airtel

Google says it is to invest up to $1 billion in India’s Bharti Airtel as part of its ‘Google for India’ digitisation fund. The Google/Bharti deal includes investment of $700 million to acquire 1.28 per cent ownership in Airtel and up to $300 million toward potential multi-year commercial agreements. The agreement is a multi-year, long-term […]

February 2, 2022By Chris Forrester

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

Abu Dhabi bans satellite dishes again

Abu Dhabi’s city authorities are again cracking down on what they describe as “illegal” satellite dishes. The ruling is designed to improve the city’s visual aesthetics. Local reports say that a building to allowed have a maximum of 4 dishes and these must then distribute their signals to all residents of a apartment block. Dishes […]

May 10, 2021By Chris Forrester

Amazon eyes Bharti Airtel stake

Local reports suggest that Amazon is in early-stage discussions to take a stake in Indian telco giant Bharti Airtel. Bharti is India’s third-largest telco with over 300 million subscribers. The reports say that Amazon is looking to pick up a 5 per cent stake in Bharti. Bharti’s rival Reliance Jio has recently seen a slew […]

June 8, 2020By Chris Forrester