Vodacom and Rain Partnership Constitutes a Merger, According to Telkom – Tempemail

Telkom has approached the Competition Tribunal to declare the suite of spectrum arrangements between Vodacom and Rain as a merger – something that it believes should have been notifiable in terms of the Competition Act. The Telco says that the merger is notifiable because “the multiple agreements between Vodacom and Rain Continue Reading

Telkom Kenya and Airtel Subscribers Fall Over Failed Merger, says CA – Tempemail

Image sourced from Bandwidth Blog Telkom Kenya and Airtel have recorded a 16% fall in mobile Internet subscribers after consumers grew uncertain over a proposed merger of the telcos, according to Gadgets Africa. A report by the Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) reveals that there were only 38.85 million Internet Continue Reading

TPG shareholders approve $15bn merger with Vodafone – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

TPG shareholders have voted in favour of a $15 billion merger with Vodafone Hutchison Australia, with a court hearing the only thing now between the two telcos coming together. VHA said TPG’s shareholders “voted in favour of the scheme of arrangement to merge the two companies” and also to “change Continue Reading

NPP, BPAY and eftpos merger advances to study phase – Strategy – Finance- Tempemail

Australia’s three payments infrastructure providers look set to be merged in some way after the banks deemed the country would benefit from a single industry-wide payments platform. After months of consultations with stakeholders, NPP Australia Board on Thursday resolved to create an industry committee to study the consolidation of BPAY, Continue Reading

TPG-Vodafone merger passes foreign investment review – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

TPG and Vodafone have received final regulatory approval for their planned $15 billion merger, with the Foreign Investment Review Board indicating it would not object. Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) CEO Iñaki Berroeta said in a statement that the FIRB approval “meant the merger process was now well underway.” “The merger Continue Reading

TPG’s David Teoh urges 5G catch-up as Vodafone merger nears – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

A combined Vodafone-TPG entity will need to “strengthen and speed up” its 5G rollout to counter the 18-month headstart of competitors Telstra and Optus, TPG Telecom’s executive chairman David Teoh says. Speaking on an analyst call coinciding with the company’s half-year results, Teoh indicated relief at the Australian Competition and Continue Reading

Vodafone-TPG $15bn merger won’t face ACCC appeal – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Vodafone and TPG’s $15 billion merger has cleared another hurdle with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission deciding not to appeal last month’s Federal Court ruling. The ACCC unsuccessfully tried to block the merger from proceeding, arguing Australia would be better off with more mobile carriers, not fewer. But the Continue Reading

Why a Grab and Gojek merger could disrupt advertising in South East Asia- Tempemail

There are recent rumours around a possible merger between Grab and Gojek, South East Asia’s two unicorns that previously fended off Uber. Higher GrabCar prices aside, a merger could be what the region’s businesses need. Digital is about to become tougher The outsized influence of Facebook and Google has proven Continue Reading

Fletcher further distances govt from ACCC view on TPG-Vodafone merger – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Communications Minister Paul Fletcher has further isolated the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on its view that Australia’s telco market would be better with TPG as a fourth mobile operator, saying he “never thought” that would work. The Federal Court on Thursday ruled a $15 billion merger of Vodafone and Continue Reading

Govt distances from ACCC view on TPG-Vodafone merger – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Communications Minister Paul Fletcher has further isolated the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on its view that Australia’s telco market would be better with TPG as a fourth mobile operator, saying he “never thought” that would work. The Federal Court on Thursday ruled a $15 billion merger of Vodafone and Continue Reading