Telkom Kenya mulls merger with Airtel unit to take on Safaricom

Bharti Airtel
A girl checks her mobile phone as she walks past the Bharti Airtel office building in Gurugram, previously known as Gurgaon, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo

Telkom Kenya plans to merge operations with Indian-owned Bharti Airtel’s local unit as a first step to acquiring all of Airtel’s assets, people with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday, creating a stronger challenger to market leader Safaricom.

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