In September 2021, Bharti Airtel announced plan to invest Rs. 5,000 crore (US$ 670.59 million) to expand its data centre business.
In August 2021, Bharti Airtel collaborated with Google Cloud and Cisco to introduce ‘Airtel Office Internet’ to digitally transform small businesses.
In July 2021, Bharti Airtel collaborated with Cisco to introduce the next-gen SD-WAN connectivity solutions for companies.
In July 2021, Bharti Airtel collaborated with Intel to leverage vRAN/- O-RAN technologies for the development of 5G network in India.
In June 2021, Bharti Airtel and Tata Group announced a strategic partnership to implement 5G network solutions across India. Airtel will pilot and deploy this indigenous solution as part of its 5G rollout plans in India. The company will start the pilot in January 2022, as per guidelines formulated by the Government of India.
In May 2021, the company deployed an additional 10MHz spectrum in the 2300MHz band, along with network software tools, in North Eastern India to enhance network capacity and coverage.
In May 2021, the company deployed 5MHz spectrum in the 1800MHz, along with network software tools, across its network in Tamil Nadu to enhance high-speed data capacity in the state.
In March 2021, Airtel acquired 355.45 MHz spectrum across sub GHz, mid band and 2,300 MHz bands for a total consideration of Rs. 18,699 crore (US$ 2.57 billion) in the latest spectrum auction that was conducted by the Department of Telecom, Government of India.
In February 2021, Airtel and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. collaborated to accelerate 5G network in India.
In January 2021, the company launched hyper-fast Wi-Fi experience through Airtel Xstream Fiber’s 1 Gbps broadband service.