British telecom major Vodafone today said it will remain competitive post merger with Idea Cellular in the India market, which has seen huge disruption and turbulent tariff war with entry of new entrant Reliance Jio.
Read confirmed to have received the letter approving the merger.
"We are happy to receive the letter," Read said.
There have been speculation that Idea Cellular and Vodafone may challenge in court the demand of Rs 3,976 crore for one time spectrum charge of Vodafone India, and joint bank guarantee of Rs 3,342 crore sought by DoT before it grants final approval for the merger.
Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao, who will remain in office till October, said: "I am very optimistic," that it the new entity, to be named Vodafone Idea Ltd, will be in place before he remits the office.
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