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    America Movil gets green light to combine Brazilian assets Edit Post

    Anatel, the Brazilian telecoms regulator, has given approval for three companies owned by America Movil to be combined, with the condition that the consolidated organisation registers with securities watchdog CVM as a publicly-held business. Mobile unit Claro will absorb cable TV operator Net Servicos de Cominicacao and long-distance fixed telephone company Embratel as part of the ...
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    UK regulator tones down proposed licence fee hikes Edit Post

    Ofcom, the UK telecoms regulator, said it reduced its proposed rise in annual licence fees for 900MHz and 1800MHz frequencies after listening to feedback from mobile operators. When Ofcom made its original proposals in October 2013, UK mobile operators were facing a substantial increase in the total amount paid (see table), jumping from £64.4 million a ...
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    Vodafone, Belgacom extend partner market deal Edit Post

    Vodafone and the Belgacom Group have extended by three years an existing agreement under which they jointly offer services to businesses and consumers in Belgium and Luxembourg. The UK operator group often strikes such non-equity ‘partner market’ agreements in those countries where it does not run a local network itself. The two operators have been working in ...
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    T-Mobile leads US customer growth, returns to profit Edit Post

    T-Mobile US returned to profit during its second quarter, after recording the fastest customer growth of all US operators during the period. The company also announced the launch of its nationwide VoLTE service. The US number four operator achieved 1.5 million net customer additions, meaning it passed 50 million customers during its fifth consecutive period where ...
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    France set for deeper Numericable/SFR probe Edit Post

    France’s competition authority said it is opening an in-depth investigation into Numericable’s planned acquisition of SFR, stating that the deal “raises serious competition concerns”. The watchdog (Autorite de la Concurrence) said it is taking the step after examining a filing made by Numericable, and following an initial consultation with other stakeholders. The new probe will see “extensive ...

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    Iliad confirms T-Mobile US bid Edit Post

    Ambitious French operator Iliad confirmed earlier reports that it is eyeing T-Mobile US, with an offer of $15 billion in cash for 56.6 per cent of the US number-four player. In a statement, the company said: “The US mobile market is large and attractive. T-Mobile US has successfully established a disruptive position, which in many ways, ...
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    KT willing to partner with rivals to boost new services Edit Post

    VIDEO INTERVIEW: South Korea’s KT is open to partnering with companies, including rival operators, to increase opportunities to grow revenue with new services that run over its network. Dongmyun Lee, EVP, told Mobile World Live that revenue from users has plateaued despite the growing consumption of mobile data. “From the business side, the basic challenge is the ...


  • Iliad linked with T-Mobile US bid – report Edit Post

    Aggressive French telecoms company Iliad has made an offer for T-Mobile US, against a backdrop of speculation that the US number four operator is set to be acquired by domestic rival Sprint, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) said. While the terms of the deal are not clear, it does involve control of the US company, which ...