Telkom flags Rain, Vodacom, spectrum deal

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JOHANNESBURG - Telkom has approached the Competition Tribunal to report spectrum arrangements between competitors Vodacom and data-only network, Rain.

It says those arrangements should be declared a merger and therefore should be subject to scrutiny by the competition authorities.

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Telkom argues Vodacom’s ability to control Rain’s spectrum entrenches its position as a dominant player in a highly concentrated market.

The latest move comes ahead of a spectrum auction which Telkom says will set the ground for the nature of competition in the mobile market.

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