This is something that is going to be big if it comes to fruition.
Millicom International Cellular, operators of Tigo, and Airtel are currently in negotiations for a potential merger.
If that happens, that will make Tigo+Airtel the biggest telecom operator in Ghana, surpassing Vodafone and being second behind MTN.
MTN and Vodafone currently sit as number one and number two top mobile subscribers respectively while Tigo and Airtel have been battling for third place.
There’s a lot of moving parts with the potential merger. But the question is, what exactly does that mean for customers of both companies?
Will Tigo and Airtel Customers get better services? Will the newly formed company gave MTN and Vodafone a run for their money?
This could just be money deal where merging the two companies would result in cutting of costs and save on operating costs.
It’s too early to speculate on what this merger could bring.
I’ve always been of the opinion that there needs to be more mergers and partnerships between companies in the same industries to better compete in the marketplace.
This Tigo+Airtel could the start of something.
We’ll have to wait and see if this deal goes through.
Update: It looks like it’s a done deal. According to CitiBusiness, Tigo and Airtel have completed talks and have officially merged to become one entity. We’ll see what happens in the coming weeks what exactly this means.