MTN, Africa’s largest telecom player, which was the acquisition target for both Bharti Airtel and RCom earlier this year is all set to challenge these Indian telecom biggies in their own backyard.
MTN is looking to enter India by partnering a full-fledged existing operator, though there is no fixed time for its entry. (If rumors are to be believed MTN plans partnering with Aircel) As for MTN, it offers services in 21 countries across Africa and Asia and is amongst the world’s top 10 telecom companies.
[…] China based Telecom infrastructure gear manufacturer and wireless solution provider ZTE has officially got hold of a $400 million contract from Aircel for expanding the latter’s GSM coverage in India. There were rumors earlier this week that Aircel, which is 74% owned by Malaysian based Maxis is considering a tie up with African telecom giant MTN. […]