While there is a lot of buzz on peace between brothers - Mukesh and Anil Ambani - synergies in the telecom businesses of the two are possible only in limited areas.
Mukesh Ambani, unlike his younger brother, is banking on high-speed data and not voice to change the rules of the telecom game.
Experts widely believe that Mukesh will drive a hard bargain in case he decides to use any of Anil's business assets, towers or optic fibres, to drive his 4G telecom strategy.
In case the brothers decide to synergise the telecom businesses, Anil's presence in 2G and 3G, and Mukesh's 4G business, can help them take on competition. But again, since their focuses are different, the jury is out on whether a synergy of telecoms will happen. We take a look at the areas where the brothers, warming up to each other in Chorwad, can co-operate.
Text: Surajeet Das Gupta, Business Standard
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