Telkom warning sparks Cell C acquisition rumours

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Telkom buying or them being bought?
Telkom buying them...

This would not be an overnight decision. Why then are Telkom so vehemently opposing the Vodacom/Neotel merger? Imagine the counter claims if Telkom were seeking to purchase Cel C !!
 

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Telkom buying them...

This would not be an overnight decision. Why then are Telkom so vehemently opposing the Vodacom/Neotel merger? Imagine the counter claims if Telkom were seeking to purchase Cel C !!
Thought of that as well.

Hence my "interesting times" comment.
 

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Telkom buying them...

This would not be an overnight decision. Why then are Telkom so vehemently opposing the Vodacom/Neotel merger? Imagine the counter claims if Telkom were seeking to purchase Cel C !!
Except that they were pushing their MTN deal while opposing the Neotel deal. Schizophrenic thinking at some level?
 
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Except that they were pushing their MTN deal while opposing the Neotel deal. Schizophrenic thinking at some level?
Crazy times!!!

Imagine if Telkom succeed in blocking the VC/N deal and then have to defend a similar court action to justify them buying out Cell C? :wtf:
 

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Slight difference though, no?

Spectrum sharing vs spectrum acquisition...
I would say spectrum sharing is not the same as spectrum selling, Telkom is not fighting the acquisition of Neotel by Vodacom per say, but the transfer of spectrum, they're saying instead the spectrum must be returned to ICASA.
 

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Telkom buying them...

This would not be an overnight decision. Why then are Telkom so vehemently opposing the Vodacom/Neotel merger? Imagine the counter claims if Telkom were seeking to purchase Cel C !!
Voda/neotel are in court because there was a grey area in the ICASA regulations which was a court case waiting to happen: this grey area has almost been sorted out so the same difficulty would not apply to Telkom purchasing Cell C / whoever (once this process http://www.ellipsis.co.za/amendment-of-licensing-regulations/ is completed)

+ there are also now regulations in place relating to transfer of control of spectrum (which were not there when Voda and Neotel made application to ICASA
 
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I would say spectrum sharing is not the same as spectrum selling, Telkom is not fighting the acquisition of Neotel by Vodacom per say, but the transfer of spectrum, they're saying instead the spectrum must be returned to ICASA.
And if Telkom wants to buy out Cell C?
 
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Voda/neotel are in court because there was a grey area in the ICASA regulations which was a court case waiting to happen: this grey area has almost been sorted out so the same difficulty would not apply to Telkom purchasing Cell C / whoever (once this process http://www.ellipsis.co.za/amendment-of-licensing-regulations/ is completed)

+ there are also now regulations in place relating to transfer of control of spectrum (which were not there when Voda and Neotel made application to ICASA
So Telkom's objections could have been a strategy to clear the path for them to make an acquisition where spectrum is involved?
 

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So Telkom's objections could have been a strategy to clear the path for them to make an acquisition where spectrum is involved?
more like a strategy to stop Vodacom from kicking their asses even harder
an acquisition for Telkom in the mobile space was always on the cards
 
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