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Airtel signs OTT video content deal with media company ZEE

Indian telecom operator Bharti Airtel announced its OTT video content agreement with media company ZEE Entertainment Enterprises. The strategy of Airtel is to enhance ARPU...
Sprint new plans to reduce churn

Mobile operators use content to cut subscriber churn

Bundling premium subscription content in to wireless data plans is becoming a popular strategy for mobile service providers to cut churn. Content bundling has the...
Telefonica

Telefonica pays $1.15 bn for Spanish football video rights

Telefonica has made a payment of 980 million euros or $1.15 billion per season for packages of television rights to screen Spanish football matches...
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Vodafone to give free Amazon Prime to RED post-paid customers

India’s second largest telecom operator Vodafone said it will offer free Amazon Prime -- worth Rs 999 – subscription to all Vodafone RED post-paid...
Airtel TV app

Airtel TV extends free subscription till December, achieves 50 mn users

Airtel TV, a video streaming and LIVE TV app from Bharti Airtel, has crossed the 50 million users mark on Android platform. Airtel TV app...
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Singtel app to drive revenue and optimize Capex with Analysys Mason

DataSpark, Singtel’s data analytics subsidiary, in association with consulting firm Analysys Mason is developing a network planning application to assist global mobile operators to...
Airtel Payments Bank CEO Anubrata Biswas

Airtel Payments Bank names Anubrata Biswas as CEO

Airtel Payments Bank announced the appointment of ICICI Bank veteran Anubrata Biswas as its managing director and CEO -- responsible for expanding digital banking services. Prior...
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Revenues from RCS messaging to jump to $9 billion

Revenues from RCS (Rich Communication Services) messaging, supported by Google, will cross $9 billion by 2022 from an estimated $126 million in 2018. Juniper Research...
KDDI, NTT DOCOMO and SoftBank

Operators in Japan launch messaging platform RCS

GSMA announced that KDDI, NTT DOCOMO and SoftBank, three mobile operators in Japan, have launched Rich Communications Services (RCS). The + message service -- based...
Safaricom in Kenya

Safaricom pilots messaging app linked to mobile money

Safaricom, a telecom operator in Kenya, is piloting a social messaging app that will link to its mobile money platform in an attempt to...
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Airtel TV selects InMobi for video monetization as part of growth strategy

Airtel TV, a free mobile application for wireless customers, has selected InMobi platform for display and video monetization. Brands will have a wider reach to...

Airtel TV offers free video streaming of IPL 2018

Airtel TV, the video streaming app from Airtel, will offer free streaming of all live matches and highlights of the IPL 2018 via Hotstar....
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Airtel to offer digital content from ALT Balaji

Bharti Airtel will bring digital content from ALT Balaji’s portfolio to Airtel TV app users across India. ALTBalaji’s original shows and hit movies available on...
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RIL to combine Saavn and JioMusic creating $1 bn digital music co

Reliance Industries (RIL) will make investment as part of its strategy to combine Saavn, a global music OTT platform, with its digital music service,...
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Ant Financial invests $185 mn in Telenor Microfinance Bank

Ant Financial will invest $184.5 million for 45 percent stake in Telenor Microfinance Bank (TMB), a subsidiary of Telenor Group, to develop TMB’s mobile payment...
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Airtel Payments Bank faces INR 50 million penalty over KYC issue

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has slapped a penalty of INR 50 million on Airtel Payments Bank for violating know your customer (KYC)...

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