RCom, Aircel in talks to merge wireless business

Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications (RCOM) has entered into discussions to combine wireless business with Aircel. The company, in a note, said that it has entered into a 90-day exclusivity period with Maxis Communications Berhad (MCB) and Sindya Securities and Investments Private Limited, the shareholders of Aircel, to consider the potential merger of wireless business of both the telcos.


The potential combination will exclude RCom’s towers and optical fibre infrastructure, for which Rcom is proceeding with an asset sale, as announced on December 4, 2015. The objective of a potential merger would be “to mutually derive the expected substantial benefits of incountry consolidation, including opex and capex synergies and revenue enhancement, the statement read.

RCom said that the discussions are non-binding in nature, and there is no certainty that any transaction will result. “Any transaction will be subject to due diligence, definitive documentation and regulatory, shareholders’ and other third party approvals,” the note said.

A few months back, RCom announced merger with the telecom business of Sistema Teleservices (SSTL).

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January 31, 2016 7:12 pm 7:12 PM

Reliance has almost lost its platform in Rajasthan because worst 2g coverage and they are still limited to 14 cities where they started 3g . if Aircel is going to merge with rcom then there 2 operators will leave the market because Reliance not a good operator.

S Tiwari
December 24, 2015 3:15 pm 3:15 PM

I think it is Rjio money given to Rcom for acquiring aircel,Rcom has no money for such a big acquisition

December 24, 2015 9:02 am 9:02 AM

reliance is not a good operator . its true that they do offer some good internet pack but they also actvate VAS without user confirmation . and there customer care attitude is like “oh you caught us .. we will put your money back “.. while MTS and aircel were honest operator .

i am a MTS user whihc also will be acquired by reliance .

also on a second note i dont know why CDMA users not able to access the 1800 helpline number of any bank/services which the GSM can