Bharti Airtel Set to Acquire Augere Wireless Broadband

Bharti Airtel on Wednesday said it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent stake in Augere Wireless Broadband India, which holds 20MHz of broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum in the Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh telecom circle.

“Upon acquisition, Augere will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Airtel. The acquisition is subject to necessary statutory and regulatory approvals,” Bharti Airtel said in a statement.

The company, however, declined to divulge the amount spent on acquisition.

The BWA technology helps in fourth generation (4G) connectivity. Currently, Bharti Airtel is going all out to expand its 4G footprint in the country.

In the telecom spectrum auction in 2010, Bharti Airtel bought 2300MHz (meant for 4G connectivity) in Kolkata, Maharashtra, Punjab and Karnataka.

The company has also acquired Qualcomm’s BWA licences in Mumbai, Delhi, Haryana, and Kerala circles and with the present acquisition, it can offer 4G services in 2300MHz in nine circles.