Mar 18, This presentation explains all the Financial aspects of Airtel’s Zain acquisition. Why Zain? Why Africa? Was it successful? Strategies adopted?. Mar 30, India’s Bharti Airtel is set to become the fifth-biggest mobile carrier, on Zain’s African assets, is India’s second-largest overseas acquisition. Jun 8, It bought Kuwait-based Zain Group’s telecom assets in 15 countries in of Ebitda , by March , less than three years after the acquisition.

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State Bank of India has agreed up to one billion dollar loan in rupee terms. RBI comfort cue on bad assets Business. Mon, Jun 08 Airtel said a settlement had been reached with Econet Wireless.

Special Correspondent New Delhi, June 08, In a recent interview with ET, Mittal said that the company would look at consolidation in countries acquisiyion Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania, through mergers, acquisitions or both, even as the overall Africa business was turning a corner.

Sunil Mittal, Mukesh Ambani paint different pictures of telecom sector. We are looking at more opportunities as we build more roll outs in Africa,” he remarked.

Earlier, it had tried twice—and failed both times—to buy MTN Group, a South Africa-based telecom firm with a presence in 22 countries across Africa and the Middle East. India should flex muscle in face of US protectionism: Choose your reason below and click on the Report button.


Fill in your details: We believe we have acquired a promising asset and the long-term growth fundamentals of the market are intact.

At present, China Mobile is the world’s largest mobile player with a subscriber base of million, followed by Vodafone millionTelefonica million and American Movil million. Find this comment offensive?

Mittal stating that in the Zain’s case Airtel would have a total control. The company competes with deep-pocketed and nimble footed players like Vodafone India, Idea Cellular and Reliance Jio in the Indian market, amid lowest tariffs offering free voice and very low cost data services.

The transaction, which excludes Zain’s operations in Sudan and Morocco, may, however, pose challenges to Mittal in terms of turning around Zain’s under-performing networks, particularly in Nigeria, the Acuisition company’s most important market.

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Please Email the Editor. After acquiring Zain’s telecom business, Airtel ran into dispute with Econet Wireless – a minority stakeholder in Zain Telecom.

Five years on, Airtel’s Africa business still off target

Options for RBI surplus: Related Topics Business Companies new service. He declined to be named as his organization does not authorize him to speak to the media. The understanding of the market was lacking. Get instant notifications from Economic Times Allow Not now You can switch off notifications anytime using browser settings.


The payment will have no future financial impact on Zain as it had set aside provisions for potential payments related to the transaction at the time of the sale, a spokesperson for Zain said. Zain had not invested much in key things such as brand and network, which made integration more difficult.

Bharti did not respond to specific questions. Sunil Mittal becomes honorary chairman of International Chamber of Commerce. Bharti Airtel has long been looking to expand into African market but was unable to do so. Lots of decision when you look back, say I wish they were better thought through. Never miss a great news story! At present, the number has come down to Arpu is a key yardstick for telcos.

The acquisition, the second largest by an Indian entity after Tatas’ Corus deal, would make Sunil Mittal-led Bharti the world’s seventh largest mobile operator with a total subscriber base of about million.

Airtel acquires Zain’s Africa business for $ billion

Your Reason has been Reported to the admin. The subscriber numbers stand at R-Com, Jio extend terms of deal Zaim. The company announced that it would launch the Airtel brand in Zain’s operations in all the 15 nations in October.