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Tigo, Airtel launch new name, logo today

Merged Telecom companies, Tigo and Airtel will today, November 13, unveil a new name, logo and executives.

The announcement will also culminate in the human resource plan for the new entity which involves skills assessment of staff of both companies.

The merger, which was first announced in March 2017, required the regulator to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the application and the regulatory ecosystem.

To ensure efficient and equitable distribution and access to the spectrum, the merged entities were to submit a network integration plan to the NCA which will indicate how they intend to relinquish portions of their total spectrum allocation.

This, however, is to be done in phases on geographical area basis and over a period not exceeding eighteen (18) months to avoid disruptions on the network.

On the issue of numbers, the merged entity shall retain all the numbering resources held by the merging entities.

The NCA has also requested the merged entity to submit a plan to educate customers about changes and related measures within 30 days from date of merger.

The merger approval is also conditioned with an option for Government participation.

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