Sistema Shyam still open to acquisitions in India

However,the telecom company does not expect any deals until the Supreme Court decides on the company's appeal on the order to revoke permits awarded in a 2G spectrum 2008 sale

hidden November 19, 2012 14:30:53 IST
Sistema Shyam still open to acquisitions in India

Russian conglomerate Sistema's Indian mobile phone unit, set to lose all but one of its 22 zonal operating permits, is open to acquisitions in India, the unit's head said on Monday.

However, Vsevolod Rozanov, CEO at Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd, said he does not expect any deals until the Supreme Court decides on the company's appeal on the order to revoke the permits.

Sistema Shyam still open to acquisitions in India

Russian conglomerate Sistema's Indian mobile phone unit, set to lose all but one of its 22 zonal operating permits, is open to acquisitions in India

"Nothing serious to report on this," he said when asked if it was was currently engaged in talks with any company in India.

Sistema Shyam TeleServices will lose its permits in January after a court order to revoke permits awarded in a 2G spectrum 2008 sale.

Reports have said Sistema is in talks to acquire Aircel, which is the country's seventh-biggest mobile phone operator by customers.

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