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Idea-Vodafone announce merger; to be largest telecom player

Idea-Vodafone announce merger; to be largest telecom player

New Delhi, Mar 20 (UNI) Aditya Birla Group's company Idea Cellular today said its board has given approval for amalgamation with UK’s Vodafone India and its wholly-owned subsidiary Vodafone India Mobile Services. The merger will create country’s largest mobile phone company with about 400 million customers, 35 per cent customer market share and 41 per cent revenue market share. Once the amalgamation becomes effective, the entire business entities of Vodafone India Limited (VIL) and Vodafone India Mobile Services will vest in the company, except VIL’s investment in Indus Towers Limited, its international network and information technology platform, Idea said in a filing to Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). Under the merger, Vodafone will own 45.1 per cent of the merged entity, after it transfers about 4.9 per cent to promoters of Idea and/or their affiliates for Rs 38.74 billion rupees, it added. Idea will have the sole right to appoint the chairman while Vodafone has right to appoint CFO of company. Shares in Idea rose as much as 14.25 per cent immediately after the merger news was reported but gave up gains to be trading up by 3.8 per cent. Vodafone and Idea began talks for a possible merger in late January this year. On amalgamation of VMSL becoming effective, the company shall issue shares of co to VIL equal to 47 per cent of post issue paid-up capital of co. Board of combined entity will be comprised of 12 directors including 3 directors appointed by each of Vodafone and Aditya Birla Group Promoters of both the companies will have right to nominate 3 directors each. Agreement contemplates completion of proposed amalgamation with a period of 24 months. UNI ASH SV ADG 1216

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HTC Desire 12 & HTC Desire 12+ offer new big & stylish features

HTC Desire 12 & HTC Desire 12+ offer new big & stylish features

06 Jun 2018 | 6:13 PM

New Delhi, June 6 (UNI) HTC on Wednesday introduced HTC Desire 12 and HTC Desire 12+. With big 18:9 widescreen, beautifully slender design, and dual cameras the HTC Desire 12 and HTC Desire 12+ offers a whole lot of phone.

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Honor 7A flash Sale on June 5 at Flipkart

Honor 7A flash Sale on June 5 at Flipkart

04 Jun 2018 | 6:37 PM

New Delhi, June 4 (UNI) The second flash sale of Honor 7A smartphone will open on Flipkart tomorrow, the company said on Monday.

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Samsung launches four new smartphones with infinity display

Samsung launches four new smartphones with infinity display

22 May 2018 | 4:18 PM

Kochi, May 22 (UNI) Samsung, a leading smartphone brand in the country, has launched four new smartphones at a function held here on Tuesday.

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COMIO Smartphone launches ‘X1 Note’

COMIO Smartphone launches ‘X1 Note’

22 May 2018 | 4:13 PM

New Delhi, May 22 (UNI) COMIO Smartphone has launched its flagship smartphone COMIO X1 Note which is priced at Rs 9,999.

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Micromax, Airtel to launch ‘Bharat Go’ at Rs 2,399

Micromax, Airtel to launch ‘Bharat Go’ at Rs 2,399

22 May 2018 | 4:10 PM

New Delhi, May 22 (UNI) Micromax Informatics on Tuesday announced the launch of its first Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone -Micromax ‘Bharat Go’ in collaboration with Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”).

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