Turkcell to file claim against MTN over Irancell licence

Friday 3 February 2012 | 11:20 CET | News
South Africa-based MTN said Turkish operator Turkcell has informed it that it will be filing a claim in a US court concerning Irancell, in which MTN has a 49 percent stake. The state-owned Iran Electronic Development Company owns the other 51 percent. Turkcell submitted a bid for Iran's second mobile network licence in 2005 but lost out to Irancell. MTN said it "understands" that Turkcell's claim will allege that MTN sought to induce the Iranian government to award the second GSM licence to MTN rather than to Turkcell by making "improper payments" to an Iranian and a South African government

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: MTN Irancell / Turkcell
Countries: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
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