According to the newspaper “Vedomosti”, we are talking about the consolidation of networks in several Russian regions. The plan is managed in each region by a single network will be the company (“VimpelCom” or “Tele2”), which has there a larger market share and platforms under base stations.
The newspaper’s source reported that the working group, which includes top managers of both companies, does exist. He did not specify what exactly is your plan to unite, but said that we are talking about the agreement, similar to those that “Vympelcom” has already signed with MTS and “MegaFon”. For example, in 2014, VimpelCom agreed with MTS on joint construction and operation of the mobile network of the fourth generation.
“Statements indicate that last year the representatives of the shareholders of the two companies met to discuss a possible merger on the basis of “Tele2”, but later the owner Vimpelcom Ltd Mikhail Fridman said he did not intend to sell the Russian business.