RCOM looking to fence-off CDMA for future sale

13 Jan 2014

Reliance Communications (RCOM) is restructuring to separate its GSM business from its ailing CDMA-based operations, in a move expected to see the latter sold off to trim the telco’s debt, the Economic Times writes, citing people familiar with the matter. In addition to splitting the two technologies, RCOM is reportedly looking to create circle-specific managements to implement regionally-focused plans and strategies. As previously noted by CommsUpdate, the telco revealed in late November 2013 that it would restrict its CDMA operations to dongle-based (USB modem) data only, whilst dedicating its GSM business to voice and data services, although the partitioning was described as a means to meet the rising demand for data by more efficiently managing spectrum resources.