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Vodafone Idea Gets Creditors Nod To Transfer Fibre Assets To Subsidiary

Infrastructure News - Published on Tue, 11 Jun 2019

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Business Today reported that Vodafone Idea, the country's largest telecom operator, on Saturday said that its shareholders and creditors have approved proposal to transfer optical fibre assets to its wholly-owned subsidiary Vodafone Towers Limited. Vodafone Idea in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange said that "The proposed resolution approving the scheme was passed with the requisite majority by equity shareholders of the company.”

On April 11, 2019, the Mumbai-headquartered telecom company had filed a petition with National Company Law Tribunal Ahmedabad, seeking approval for the transfer of its telecom fibre infrastructure to Vodafone Towers.

The decision to hive off its fibre assets into a separate entity is part of the Vodafone's strategy to monetise its assets apart from its stake in the joint entity of Bharti Infratel and Indus Towers which is close to completing their merger.

The meeting of secured and unsecured creditors of the company were held on June 6 for approving the scheme of arrangement between Vodafone Idea and Vodafone Towers and their respective shareholders, the company said.

Vodafone Idea informed the exchange that "The proposed resolution approving the scheme was passed unanimously by secured creditors and unsecured creditors of the company.”

The news agency PTI quoted an industry source as saying that Vodafone Idea has received a valuation of around INR 15,000 crore for its around 1.56 lakh kilometre long telecom fibre assets.

During January to March quarter, India's largest telco by subscribers posted a consolidated net loss of INR 4,881.9 crore as compared to a net loss of INR 5,004.6 crore in the December quarter and INR 4,973.8 crore in the September quarter.

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Posted By : TelecomGuru on Tue, 11 Jun 2019
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