Monday, November 02, 2015

Reliance Communications to buy Sistema's India wireless business 
[Editor: Today both Reliance Communications Ltd (Anil Ambani Group, CMP: Rs.79.90) and Reliance Industries Ltd (Mukesh Ambani Group) are up. If you remember Reliance Industries Ltd was recommended in this blog at around Rs.943; today it touched Rs.960. I feel the other Reliance Group companies are soon to follow the trend. Meanwhile, there are recent media reports that the Mukesh Ambani-promoted Reliance Jio Infocomm, will lead the 4G subscriber market share despite the 4G network launch by Vodafone, Idea Cellular and Bharti Airtel]
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MUMBAI: Reliance Communications Ltd on Monday announced plans to acquire Sistema Shyam's wireless service business for a 10% equity in the combined firm to Russia's Sistema. 

The company which runs the only all-CDMA technology based network under the brand MTS will come without any debt, as its promoters will repay all loans prior to the merger, a joint statement said.Reliance Communications will undertake Rs 392 crore of annual spectrum payment for the next 10 years that are due from Sistema for the 3.75 MHz of airwaves it holds in nine circles. 

While Sistema will not get any board seat of veto rights, for the moment its management continue to run its operations, as per the agreement. 

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