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Cell C lauds court ruling on Vodacom/Neotel merger

Wednesday 2 March 2016 | 13:48 CET | News
South African operator Cell C has welcomed the high court's judgment that says Vodacom cannot acquire Neotel's licences, terming it a victory for consumers. In a statement, Cell C CEO Jos Dos Santos said it is hard to paint a rosy picture of telecommunications in South Africa, noting that the environment is dominated by two players and policed by a regulator that does not always meet its mandate. Santos believes the solution is an open and competitive market, made possible by a level playing field. This is why, he said, several industry players chose to oppose the planned merger between

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Cell C / NeoTel / Vodacom
Countries: South Africa
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