eAccess and Willcom merger pushed back to 1 June

17 Feb 2014

Japanese telecoms providers eAccess and Willcom, both subsidiaries of Softbank Corp, have announced that the planned merger of their operations have been pushed back by three months, to 1 June 2014. No reason has been given for the delay.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, in December 2013 the two subsidiaries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to merge their operations, in order to better utilise their business resources. The merged company, which will operate under the eAccess banner, will serve more than ten million subscribers, including 4.4 million eAccess customers and 5.7 million subscribers to Willcom’s services.

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