Kiribati launches sale of telco

12 Nov 2014

On 7 November 2014 the government of Kiribati, via the State Owned Enterprises Reform Steering Committee, announced a call for pre-qualification to participate in the public tender process for the sale of the assets of Telecom Services Kiribati Ltd (TSKL). The deadline for submission of pre-qualification documents is 1 December 2014.

TSKL is the 100%-government owned national telecommunications company of Kiribati, operating a 2G mobile network recently complemented by 3G and 4G in Tarawa and Christmas Island with a total of about 20,000 subscribers. In addition to mobile broadband and voice, the company offers fixed-wireless WiMAX data services plus ADSL on its fixed telephony network.

The sale of TSKL will be pursuant to a public tender process in which only pre-qualified parties may participate. Successfully pre-qualified parties will be notified in writing by 15 December 2014, and the date for the opening of the price proposals (the auction date) from pre-qualified bidders will be announced no later than 12 January 2015.

Detailed information about TSKL, its assets and business, and the proposed transaction is presented in the Bidding Information Package, which will be made available (along with access to the Virtual Data Room) to interested parties that fulfill the criteria set out in the Instructions for Pre-Qualification (IPQ), obtainable on written request.

All communications relating to this Call for Pre-Qualification should be directed to:

The State Owned Enterprises Reform Steering Committee

c/o Mr. Bareti Tong, Secretary

P.O. Box 68

Bairiki, Tarawa

Republic of Kiribati

Email: btong@mfep.gov.ki

Kiribati,Amalgamated Telecom Holdings Kiribati Limited (ATHKL),

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