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Telenor Zong (CM-Pak) Merger?

There have been news about Telenor, a Norwegian Company and China Mobile Brand, Zong merger but there are no final words from the authorities of both companies about this yet. Telenor Pakistan has a user base of around 20 million whereas China Mobile Zong stands at 6 million subscribers. Telenor has been in talks of merger with other companies as well because of the security issues in Pakistan. Telenor is looking to explore Indian Market where the potential is very high. Also these Telecom companies have been conveying messages to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) that the room in Pakistan is only for four companies.

Telenor-Zong-MergerChina Mobile previously offered Warid Telecom to buy its management shares but that couldn’t last long because of the price debate. A PTA official has also pointed out that in 2010, there may be only four mobile operators in Pakistan. The number of mobile phone users in Pakistan is crossing 90 million but the Average Return per User/Unit (ARPU) is being decreased lately because of different economical issues.

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