Global telcos eye stake in Vietnam’s Mobifone

VietnamTelecom Asia — A number of international telecoms operators have reportedly expressed an interest in participating in the privatization of Vietnamese state-owned operator Mobifone. Companies including Norway’s Telenor, Sweden’s Comviq and Australia’s Telstra have shown interest in acquiring stakes in the company, news agencyVNS reported. Mobifone has an estimated brand value of $539 million. Plans for the privatization of the company have been in consideration since 2005 but the process has been repeatedly delayed.

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