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Telenor Gets 60% In Unitech Wireless For $1.07 Billion; Govt Approval Pending

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Update: Do read our coverage of the Telenor Investment call for India, where the company said they're not very keen on 3G Auctions. More inputs on targets, spectrum allocation, and fund-raising to finance this deal. All that and more here. Norwegian telcom operator Telenor has reached an agreement to pick up 60 percent stake in Unitech Wireless for $1.07 Billion. Unitech Wireless plans to roll out services in mid 2009. The company currently has around 250 employees. Unitech Wireless plans a fresh issue of shares for allotment to Telenor. Earlier last month, there were reports of Telecom Italia picking up stake in Unitech, which the Italian operator had subsequently denied. In Asia, Telenor already has operations in Pakistan (Telenor Pakistan), Bangladesh (Grameenphone), Malaysia (DiGi) and Thailand (dtac). Telenor To Raise Funds To Finance The Deal The initial equity injection in…

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