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Vodafone-Idea merger: Intensity of competition in telecom industry to fall

If the merger happens, Airtel will be relegated to a distant second

Ram Prasad Sahu  |  Mumbai 

The proposed merger moves in the telecom sector are expected to lead to less competitive intensity over the medium term.  There are plans for Vodafone and Idea to merge; Reliance Communications, Aircel and MTS are also in the process of doing so. This would mean three major players (Airtel, Vodafone-Idea and Reliance Jio) accounting for a little over 90% of subscriber and revenue market shares in 2018, leading to better pricing power, feel analysts.  Any merger is expected to take at least a year to fructify. Says Manoj Behera of PhillipCapital: “While the ...

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