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Bharti Airtel forms an alliance for in-flight connectivity

The global alliance, formed in Barcelona, will provide high-speed, low-latency connectivity seamlessly from the moment a passenger boards the aircraft till its landing.

The increased number scheme may not affect consumers as such; it will require telecom operators to make changes in their networks.
Some customers even laid siege to some of its outlets in Coimbatore following rumours about closure of its service.
The company has launched a couple of plans that focus on the entry level data packs. The telecom industry giant has launched one plan at Rs 158 and another at Rs 151.
Indian telecom industry is currently in a highly-competitive mode, ushered by the disruptive pricing initiated by Reliance Jio.
The PSUs are hopeful of playing a lead role in implementing the government's Digital India initiatives like e-health, e-commerce and e-education services.
However, when it comes to availability of 4G connection, India performs far better. India ranks 14 out of the 88 countries with a very encouraging 86.26%.
Airtel TV already has deals with SonyLIV, Eros Now and HOOQ in place, and Hostar is only going to spice up its catalogue.
It might affect short-term average revenues, bundling smartphones with data plans is a better idea than bringing out a new feature phone and subsidising it.
Singtel International Investments will invest the sum in Bharti Telecom, raising its stake in Airtel's holding company to 48.9 per cent from 47.17 per cent.