Thursday May 23, 2019

‘Airtel Truecaller ID’ crosses 1mn subscribers mark

Bharti Airtel announced that the "Airtel Truecaller ID" service now has over one million paying subscribers

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Airtel and Huawei successfully tested the 5g network in India. Wikimedia Commons
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Popular communication app Truecaller and Telecom services provider Bharti Airtel on Wednesday announced that the “Airtel Truecaller ID” service now has over one million paying subscribers across India.

In less than a year, Truecaller has been able to penetrate the feature phone market in India with its “Airtel Truecaller ID” service and reached over one million paid subscribers, the company said in a statement.

Airtel is one of the largest telecommunication company in India. Wikimedia Commons

The service is aimed at bridging the digital divide between the urban and growing semi-urban and rural markets in India.

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With this subscription-based service, all feature phone users with Airtel mobile service can use “Airtel Truecaller ID” to see who’s calling.

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Airtel Ties up with Hughes India for VSAT Operations

Completion of the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals, said the statement

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There will be zero subscription charge for Airtel users with unlimited streaming and downloads, the company said. Wikimedia

Telecom major Bharti Airtel and Hughes Communications India, a subsidiary of the Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), a global broadband satellite networks and services provider, on Tuesday announced an agreement to combine their “Very Small Aperture Terminal” (VSAT) operations in India.

Hughes will have majority stake in the combined entity and Airtel will have a significant shareholding, said a joint statement by Airtel and Hughes.

“The combined entity will bring greater scale, operational efficiencies and market reach to serve India with secure and reliable broadband satellite and hybrid solutions for enterprise and government networks,” it said.

Bharti Airtel’s office.

“HCIL will continue to serve existing HCIL and Airtel customers while focusing on serving the growing networking needs of enterprise and government customers in India.”

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Completion of the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals, said the statement. (IANS)