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He declined to be named as his organization does not authorize him to speak to the media. We are looking at more opportunities as we build more roll outs in Africa,” he remarked.

Sunil Mittal, Mukesh Ambani paint different pictures of telecom sector. Airtel said a settlement had been reached with Econet Wireless. Firing up Bharti’s global ambitions, the latest acquisition comes in the backdrop of diminishing revenues from its India operations due to hyper competition and rock-bottom tariffs. Related Topics Business Companies new service.

Zain settles Airtel claims

In a recent interview with ET, Mittal said that the company would look at consolidation in countries like Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania, through mergers, acquisitions or both, even as the overall Africa business was turning a corner.

Foul language Slanderous Inciting hatred against a certain community Others. The minute factory model works when the volumes of calls are already there, which they did not have. Two years later, things are not much better. Sunil Mittal becomes honorary chairman of International Chamber of Commerce. Announcing the deal, Sunil Mittal said, “This agreement is a landmark for global telecom industry and game changer for Bharti.


Zain has operations in 17 African countries and Bharti has acquired all, but those in Sudan and Morocco.

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Bharti Wcquisition to close Zain Africa deal soon. Zain is Kuwait’s No. The payment will have no future financial impact on Zain as it had set aside provisions for potential payments related to the transaction at the time of the sale, a spokesperson for Zain said.

In the quarter ended September, Airtel Africa reported a 2. Announcing the deal, Sunil Mittal, chairman and managing director of Bharti Enterprises said, “This agreement is a landmark for global telecom industry and game changer for Bharti.

Under the terms of the share sale and purchase agreement, Zain had provided Airtel certain indemnities covering the Nigeria litigation and certain tax claims. An ism is coming to an end.

This deal would signal many new investments that would go to Africa, he added. But it has never met these targets and now it looks like Bharti may have bitten off more than it could chew. The understanding of the market was lacking. RBI comfort cue on bad assets Business. Defence Defence National International Industry. The company has now million subscribers in 18 Asian and African nations.


In MTN’s case, we would have had board control but no management control and no change in brand. The company announced that it would launch the Airtel brand in Zain’s operations in all the 15 nations in October. Zain is the second largest operator and that is the only difference. Asked whether he regretted missing a deal with MTN twice and whether that was his first choice, Mr.

Zain settles Airtel claims

Special Correspondent New Delhi, June 08, Plus, its India operations were suffering from a tariff war and expensive spectrum acquisitions; so why not look outside for fresh growth? It is free cash flow positive but when I look I think if I would have conserved that energy, capital and energy, probably we would have been better place today in our home market.

Your Reason has been Reported to the admin. When asked about keeping pace with competition, Mittal said that one not only has to compete in the market to win, but also to remain relevant. Never miss a great news story! Mon, Jun 08 Options for RBI surplus: We believe we have acquired a promising asset and the long-term growth fundamentals of the market are intact. Related Articles Bharti Airtel readying funds for Zain deal.