Airtel in Discussion to Acquire Augere Wireless in as Much as Rs 150 Crore


Published Date : May 19, 2015

Bharti Airtel, India's top telecom operator, is in conversation to purchase Augere Wireless Broadband India for about Rs 150 crore to unite its 4G fast broadband foot shaped impression in front of Reliance Jio Infocomm's dispatch. 

The deal is just about fixed. An unknown individual acquainted with the matter told ET that there are a few issues, including administrative that need to be dealt with. While Augere did not react to questions sent by ET, an AirtelBSE 1.07 % representative declined to remark. 

Augere Wireless had won a square of 20 MHz of 4G range (in the 2,300 MHz band) in the Madhya Pradesh-Chhattisgarh circle for Rs 122.46 crore in the 2010 sales. The organization - claimed by France Telecom and a grip of private value subsidizes, such as, Harbinger Capital and New Silk Route - at first reported arrangements of revealing 4G administrations in late 2011. On the other hand, before long it chose not to proceed with the dispatch, referring to indeterminate administrative conditions. It had been hoping to offer its launch from that point forward. 

Airtel has then launched 4G administrations to its clients in the Mumbai, Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam on a trial premise. Its portable clients over the urban communities have been offered complimentary moves up to 4G at 3G costs. Aside from these urban areas, Airtel's 4G administrations are presently additionally accessible in urban areas, such as, Chennai, Bengaluru, Pune, Chandigarh, and Amritsar. 

In March, Airtel went into an association with China Mobile, the world's biggest telecom administrator, for mutually sourcing devices and equipment and adding to 4G innovation and norms. China Mobile is utilizing the TDDLTE standard for its 4G administrations that is like Airtel's, albeit universally 4G utilizing the 1800 MHz band is more boundless.