Sunday, 03 July 2022

Controversial DTAC–True Thai mobile merger approved by stakeholders

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Tuesday 05 April 22

The merger now awaits regulatory approval, with rival Advanced Info Service (AIS) already having launched complaints

In November last year, Total Access Communication (DTAC) and True announced they would seek to merge their businesses, a move that would shrink the number of mobile players in Thailand from three to two.  The deal would be worth an estimated $7.5 billion, creating a new market leading entity with roughly 50 million subscribers and a 53.4% market share.  AIS, with 44 million subscribers, would control the rest of the market.  The shareholders of both True and DTAC approved the merger yesterday, meaning the fate of the merger now rests solely in the hands of Thailand&rsquo…

In November last year, Total Access Communication (DTAC) and True announced they would seek to merge their businesses, a move that would shrink the number of mobile players in Thailand from three to two.  The deal would be worth an estimated $7.5 billion, creating a new market leading entity with roughly 50 million subscribers and a 53.4% market share.  AIS, with 44 million subscribers, would control the rest of the market.  The shareholders of both True and DTAC approved the merger yesterday, meaning the fate of the merger now rests solely in the hands of Thailand&rsquo…

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