Monday, March 17, 2008

MTNL planning 50% stake offload in SunTel

In a case of wagging the dog by it's tail, MTNL, one of the shortlisted preferred bidder for Srilankan TelCo SUNTEL, is in talks for offloading 50% stake. As a 100% MTNL subsidiary SUNTEL would be subject to MTNL policies & practices and "SunTel is a profit making professionally run company, and MTNL doesnt want to change its working".
The PSU, which is a JV partner in Nepal’s United Telecom and also offers telecom services in Mauritius through its 100% subsidiary, has been scouting global markets for new licences to make up for shrinking local opportunities.

MTNL has lost its bid to acquire Telekom Kenya & failed to win mobile licences in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bhutan and several other countries. However second chance is around the corner— Qatar, Lebanon, Oman, Bahrain, Iran and Turkey are set to auction fresh mobile licences in the coming months.
As reported in Economic Times

No comments: