Tag: airtel (last 300)

Twitter live on Airtel

(Twitter) Twitter now available on Airtel SMS in India, their blog mentions @priyankachopra, @gulpanag, @mallikala, @shashitharoor, @pritishnandy, @bdutt, @virsanghvi.
Previously: twitter, airtel

Jinxed merger collapses again

(NYT) An Airtel-MTN merger collapsed again, this time over dual-listing prohibition by India and S. Africa’s desire to keep control over the wireless co.

Airtel, MTN to merge

(NYT) Bharti Airtel and MTN of S. Africa will merge to create the 3rd biggest wireless co. after China Mobile and Vodafone.
Previously: airtel, mtn

We must merge for the pride of India

(NYT May) When Airtel-MTN deal fell apart, it was not only over who would control the combined company, but also over much nationalistic d- waving.
Previously: airtel, mtn

Reliance jumps into Airtel breach

(Yahoo) After Airtel broke off talks with S. Africa’s MTN over which company would head the merged entity. Reliance jumped in.
Previously: airtel, mtn, reliance

China could enter S. Africa wireless bid

(NYT) Analysts think S. Africa’s MTN mobile may draw bids against Airtel from China Mobile or China Telecom. The Chinese carriers have money, government backing and huge subscriber bases.
Previously: airtel, mtn

Airtel working on S. Africa deal

(NYT) Airtel is in deal or merger talks with South Africa’s $40B MTN mobile company. Last week Essar Steel bought W. Virginia’s Esmark steel company.
Previously: airtel, mtn

Maharashtra jails wrong Net user for 3 weeks

(Cnet) An Airtel customer was jailed for 3 weeks after Airtel misidentified him as the person who demeaned Shivaji on an Orkut group. Count the ways this is wrong: the gov’t killing free speech, Google ratting out the IP, Airtel screwing up on the ID, ... [via]