Bharti says no more talks with South Africa’s MTN

May 24th, 2008 - 9:16 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Leading Indian telecom services major Bharti Airtel Saturday said it has called off talks with South Africa’s MTN for a possible merger. “Discussions were on till late last night without a breakthrough. Accordingly, Bharti has decided to disengage from the ongoing talks and has conveyed the same to MTN,” the company, promoted by Sunil Mittal, said in a statement.

The two companies were unable to come to an understanding on what the structure of the new enterprise will be, Bharti officials said.

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