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Airtel To Acquire Telenor India's Running Operations In 7 Circles

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| February 23 , 2017 , 10:53 IST
bharti airtel office vasant kunj India's largest telecom service provider Bharti Airtel on Thursday announced that it has inked a definitive agreement to acquire Telenor (India). According to the telecom major, it has entered into a definitive agreement with Telenor South Asia Investments to acquire Telenor (India) Communications Private Limited. The acquisition is subject to requisite regulatory approvals. Also Read: Want Free Data For 1 Year? Switch To Airtel 4G. Click To Know More About The Scheme According to the agreement, Airtel will acquire Telenor India's running operations in seven circles of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh (East), Uttar Pradesh (West) and Assam, the telecom giant added. "The proposed acquisition will include transfer of all of Telenor India's assets and customers, further augmenting Airtel's overall customer base and network," the telecom major said in a statement. ALSO READ: Reliance Jio Announces Free User Benefits For Another 12 Months Under Prime Membership Plan "It will also enable Airtel to further bolster its strong spectrum foot-print in these seven circles, with the addition of 43.4 MHz spectrum in the 1800 MHz band." Airtel assured that it will ensure quality services to Telenor India's customers, while offering them the added benefits of its innovative product portfolio, access to superior voice and data services, mobile banking, VAS (value added services) and domestic/international roaming facilities. ALSO READ: Jio is Affordable In A World Where Data Is New Oil: Mukesh Ambani Telenor India's operations and services would continue as normal until the completion of the transaction. "On completion, the proposed acquisition will undergo seamless integration, both on the customer as well as the network side, and further strengthen our market position in several key circles," Gopal Vittal, Managing Director and CEO (India and South Asia), Bharti Airtel was quoted as saying in the statement.