Airtel, Tigo merger taking shape

6 Oct 2017

The Ghanaian subsidiaries of Bharti Airtel and Millicom International Cellular (MIC) have been granted approval from the National Communications Authority (NCA) to merge, with further details developing this week. According to the India Economic Times the combined entity will be required to submit a network integration plan to the NCA in order to ensure efficient and equitable distribution and access to the spectrum. This will be a phased process carried out on a geographical basis over a period of no more than 18 months to avoid disruptions to the network. A supplementary agreement to the licences of the two companies will be signed between the NCA, Millicom’s Tigo unit and Airtel, while the merged entity will hold a valid 3G licence until 25 January 2024 and a 2G licence valid until 30 October 2021.

Ghana,Airtel Ghana, Millicom Ghana (Tigo), National Communications Authority (NCA),

Subscribe



Feedback

Have feedback, corrections, or story ideas? Send them to editors@commsupdate.com.

Browse Past Issues

Filter

Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.

Search

Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.

Advertise

CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:

  • International carriers
  • Wholesale service providers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Telecom investors
  • Regulators

Learn more about advertising on CommsUpdate.

Share