KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) AT&T Inc , the biggest U.S. phone company, wants
to buy an unspecified stake in the mobile arm of statecontrolled phone firm
Telekom Malaysia , a Malaysian newspaper reported on Wednesday.
more stories like thisTelekom Malaysia is spinning off its mobile business into
a separately listed firm, TM International, which will include its domestic
Celcom unit and operations in nine other countries, including India, Indonesia,
Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Telekom declined to comment on the report.
Telekom Malaysia wishes to inform that it does not comment on any news that is
speculative in nature, it said in a statement.
AT&T is among the frontrunners to form a partnership with TM International as
the U.S. firm has a presence in Vietnam a market that Telekom is keen to
penetrate, the newspaper said citing unnamed sources.
Telekom Malaysia had earlier dismissed as speculative a November report by
Britains Sunday Times that Vodafone was a frontrunner to buy a 25
percent stake in TM International.
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