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Bharti Airtel jumps 8% on Tata mobile unit deal

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

of today surged up to 8 per cent as the company announced of Tata group's loss-making mobile telephony business, almost for free, boosting its spectrum holding and user base.

The stock after a positive opening jumped 7.98 per cent to Rs 432 on the


On the NSE, it soared 8 per cent to Rs 432.60.

The stock was the biggest gainer among blue-chips on both the key indices during the morning trade.

of Ltd (TTML) zoomed 9.95 per cent to Rs 4.86 -- its highest trading permissible limit for the day -- on the

At the NSE, it jumped 9 per cent to Rs 4.80.

is set to take over Tata group's money- losing mobile business from November 1, saving the Tatas from the prospect of having to shut down the struggling unit.

Airtel, for whom it will be the seventh in five years, will acquire 4 crore customers of Tata Teleservices Ltd (TTSL) and Ltd (TTML) in 19 telecom circles or zones on "a debt-free, cash-free basis", the two groups announced in separate but identical press statements yesterday.

While all of the Rs 31,000 crore debt will remain with the Tatas, Airtel will assume payment of close to 20 per cent of the Rs 9,000-10,000 crore deferred payments for the spectrum to the government. The Tatas will pay the rest.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, October 13 2017. 12:02 IST
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