Airtel to merge Telesonic and Nettle under its fold

Airtel, a global communications solutions provider with over 480 million customers in 17 countries across South Asia and Africa, will merge its wholly owned subsidiary Telesonic Networks Limited and Nettle Infrastructure Investments Limited.

Telesonic Networks Limited will result in consolidation of its fiber assets into Airtel. In addition, Nettle Infrastructure Investments Limited will also be merged with Airtel.

As announced earlier, the company will pursue its plan to eventually fold the DTH business (Bharti Telemedia) into Airtel to move towards the NDCP vision of converged services to customers.

The company’s businesses continue to be categorized under four key verticals – India, Digital, International and Infrastructure.

The seminal telecom sector reforms package announced by the Government of India has significantly boosted the outlook and investor confidence for the industry while simplifying the license framework. With a strong balance sheet and 5G ready network, Bharti Airtel is well positioned to invest aggressively in the emerging growth opportunities offered by India’s digital economy.

The Board of Directors of Airtel is of the view that the existing corporate structure of the company is, therefore, optimal for leveraging these emerging opportunities and unlocking value while continuing to scale up Airtel’s digital businesses. Therefore, the scheme of arrangement for the new corporate structure announced on April 14, 2021 stands withdrawn.

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