Globacom Positioned to Dethroned MTN as NG Largest Telecom Operator by Acquiring 9Mobile

We all know that it has been a rough year for telcos and NCC
can confirm this but it has also been a rough year for every subscriber.
Globacom, according to industry trend is seriously looking
for every means to depose MTN, and become the largest operator in Nigeria.
 

Market Analysts believe that the battle for the soul of
9Mobile rests strictly between Globacom and Airtel, because of their financial
muscles and experiences in the Nigerian market.
Presently, Reports say four of the bidders have formed
alliance to reduce the chances of the remaining one, which appeared to have the
financial muscle to crush the other bidders ahead of the deadline.
glo to acquire 9mobile
Recall that Globacom
is second after MTN, and controls 26.6 per cent market share and 37 million
customers,
where Airtel is third with 35 million customers as at the end of
October.
Embattled 9Mobile has 17 million
customers
, which is 12.2 per cent of the market. MTN with 50.7 million
customers, controls 36 per cent market share.
Industry analyst believes that Globacom, is considered a
better match to acquire 9mobile if it truly desires to lead the Nigerian
market. If Glo adds up its 26.6 per cent to 9Mobile’s 12.2 per cent, it will
rise to 38.8 per cent and tactically dethrone MTN, which is currently at 36 per
cent.
Globacom currently has the cheapest data plan in Nigeria and
currently operates in four countries in West Africa, namely Nigeria, Republic
of Benin, Ghana, and Côte d’Ivoire, adding that the telecommunications firm
built an $800million high-capacity fibre-optic cable known as Glo-1, a
submarine cable from the United Kingdom to Nigeria. 
Do you think Globacom is in the best position to acquire
9mobile? Dec 31st the winner will emerge.
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