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Airtel Kenya signs agreement with Telkom Kenya to combine operations

Monday 11 February 2019 | 09:32 CET | News
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Airtel Kenya has announced that it has signed an agreement with Telkom Kenya to merge their respective mobile, enterprise and carrier services businesses as Airtel-Telkom. The ļ¬nalisation and closure of the transaction is subject to approval by the relevant authorities. Under the agreement, the partners will combine their operations in Kenya and establish an entity with enhanced scale, operational efficiency and strategic brand presence, which will invest in networks to accelerate roll out of future technologies. 

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Companies: Airtel Kenya / Safaricom / Telkom Kenya
Countries: Kenya
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