Jun 11, 2013, 12.42 PM | Source: Reuters
Standard Chartered downgraded Reliance Communications rating to 'underperform' from 'in-line'. It feels that the risks from the tower sharing deal exist from the pace of the ramp-up.
The Ambani brothers signed a long-expected pact on Friday for their rival telecoms firms to share mobile masts in a contract valued at more than USD 2 billion over several years -- the biggest deal between them since reconciliation.
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Standard Chartered says the Reliance Jio tower deal may add 17-22 rupees per share to Reliance Communications' valuations, although risks exist from the pace of the ramp-up.
Reliance Communications' shares have gained 50 percent in 2013 so far compared to India's benchmark index which was flat in the same period.