Friday, September 02, 2016

Reliance Communications Ltd: Buy
CMP: Rs.49.15
Telecom players Reliance Communications Ltd (R-Com) and Aircel Ltd are expected to sign an agreement for merger of their businesses by the first week of September, according to Live Mint, 26 August, 2016.

The R-Com and Aircel talks, if successful, would form India's third-largest telecom operator with a subscriber base of over 196 million.

The new entity, which is in the works, will hold spectrum across all allocated bands—800 megahertz (MHz), 900 MHz, 1,800 MHz, 2,100 MHz and 2,300 MHz—for 2G, 3G and 4G services.

On the other hand, R-Com and Sistema (MTS) are in process of merger. Sistema will hold 10% stake in the new entity that will formed post its merger with R-Com.

In December last, the two firms announced entering into 90-day ‘exclusivity period’ for the merger deal that will exclude R-Com’s tower and optical fibre assets for which a separate sale process is ongoing. The talks were later extended twice.

Moreover, the launch of Reliance Jio Ltd is positive for the shareholders of Reliance Communications Ltd, due to technology (and tower) sharing agreement. 

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