South African Networks Discuss Infrastructure Sharing Deal
Published on: 13th Dec 2013
South Africa's MTN is again reported to be in talks with the dominant landline operator Telkom over network sharing between their mobile networks.
Telkom owns a smallish mobile network, which it has been also rumoured to be looking at selling.
A network infrastructure sharing deal would however cut Telkom's operating costs and enable it to keep the mobile unit until it has built a viable customer base. The company currently has 1.6 million mobile subscribers.
Telkom has previously said it is holding talks -- but did not elaborate on what the talks were about, or with whom.