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India looks again at BSNL/MTNL merger

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Wednesday 25 June 14

Sources say government has drafted new proposal to bring together state-owned telcos in a bid to turn around their fortunes; towers spin-off could be on the cards.

The Indian government is working on a plan to merge ailing state-owned telecoms operators BSNL and MTNL. There has been talk of a tie-up between the two operators for many years. The debate has intensified in light of their increasingly weak performances recently, something the state is keen to address. India's communications ministry has drafted a note regarding the merger and sent it to communications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad for his approval…

The Indian government is working on a plan to merge ailing state-owned telecoms operators BSNL and MTNL. There has been talk of a tie-up between the two operators for many years. The debate has intensified in light of their increasingly weak performances recently, something the state is keen to address. India's communications ministry has drafted a note regarding the merger and sent it to communications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad for his approval…

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