Aircel

Aircel joins RCom on the naughty step

Reliance Communications has been suffering recently, but perhaps there will some comfort in the knowledge Aircel has been missing its debt repayments as well.

Reliance forges Indian 3G roaming deal

Indian operators Reliance Communications, Tata Teleservices and Aircel this week announced a three way inter-circle roaming partnership to offer pan-Indian 3G services to their customers.

Aircel calls on ZTE for LTE deployment

Indian carrier Aircel has tapped ZTE to deploy an LTE network in Chennai, Rest of Tamil Nadu (RoTN) and several other business critical circles in the country. ZTE recently completed the migration of Aircel’s data services to an LTE evolved packet core in the Chennai and RoTN circles.

Indian bank ICICI launches mobile payment

India’s ICICI Bank is to launch a mobile payments service built by Movida, the Indian joint venture between Visa and mobile money specialist firm Monetise, that will draw on the potential to reach unbanked customers in the country.

NSN, ZTE win Indian contracts from Aircel

Nokia Siemens Networks and its competitor ZTE have both announced contract wins in the high growth Indian market. NSN said it has secured a deal to supply, deploy and manage an HSPA+ network for Indian carrier Aircel in three of the nation’s telecom circles; Punjab, Kolkata and rest of West Bengal. The win is an extension of the firms’ existing relationship, that sees NSN manage Aircel’s GSM/EDGE network in six Indian circles. Aircel is a subsidiary of Malaysian player Maxis.

Ericsson wins Indian deal with Aircel

Indian carrier Aircel has signed a deal with Ericsson that will see the Swedish vendor supply 3G/HSPA kit for deployment in six of the 13 circles in which Aircel operates. The six circles currently serve more than 100 million customers. Aircel is part of Malaysia’s Maxis group. Under the agreement Ericsson will provide core, radio and transmission network equipment, as well as related services such as network rollout, network technology and consulting, radio network optimisation and support services. The six Aircel circles Ericsson provides 3G technology in are: Tamil Nadu Bihar; Orissa; Jammu Kashmir; North East; and Assam.

Aircel offloads Indian cell towers

Indian communications infrastructure operator GTL Infrastructure is to take over the tower assets of local carrier Aircel in a deal valued at $1.84bn.

Mobile app store comes to India

Even the emerging market operators are looking for a slice of the app store action. Indian operator Aircel said Tuesday it has tapped up application services firm Infosys to build it an application store catering to Aircel’s almost 30 million mobile subscribers.

Aircel invests $400m in new kit

Indian operator Aircel has sigend a deal worth $400m with Chinese infrastructure vendor ZTE to expand its GSM coverage. Aircel, majority owned by Malaysia’s largest telecoms operator Maxis, has an estimated 13.6 million subscribers according to Informa Telecoms & Media making it the country’s fifth placed carrier. Aircel has ten operational networks running in India, […]

3GSM Asia: Asian ops plan IM rollout

The GSM Association’s personal Instant Messaging (IM) campaign has scored further success in Asia, with mobile operators in Malaysia and Singapore planning the development and launch of interoperable IM services. Launched at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona last February, the initiative aims to make instant messaging on mobile networks as ubiquitous and popular as […]

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