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SA Vodacom Says Not in Talks to Acquire Botswana’s BeMobile

by Caroline Vutagwa
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South African mobile telecommunications company, Vodacom has denied information about having negotiations to a stake in Botwsana’s BeMobile.

Late last week, the media reported that the South African telecommunication company wanted to take up some of BeMobile stakes or have a technology sharing agreement.

The media report said the soon, the two companies will make a major announcement about a new deal by the end of this year, but now Vodacom has denied that any such talks are taking place.

This news leaves BeMobile in a difficult situation as it is said that the company is facing challenges most especially to compete with its more nimble private competitors and is said to be looking for a technology partner to assist it.

BeMobile’s parent company, Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) is currently working on plans for a privatization that would see a minority of its shares sold to the public.

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