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    EC wants to look again at O2 Germany/E-Plus deal – report Edit Post

    A report in the online edition of WirtschaftsWoche said the EC plans to further scrutinise the deal struck with Telefonica over its acquisition of rival E-Plus in Germany – despite the commission having previously given the deal a green light. The further inquiry concerns whether Telefonica’s agreement with Drillisch, an MVNO, is sufficient to deliver competition ...
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    EE hits three quarters UK population coverage with 4G Edit Post

    EE, the UK’s largest mobile operator, said that its 4G/LTE service is now available to three-quarters of the country’s population. A total of 263 major towns and cities and more than 2,500 villages and small towns are now covered, with 13 new towns (with a combined population of 300,000 people) added this week. “4G is now a ...
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    Taiwan’s 4G players face price war Edit Post

    Taiwan’s big three operators – Taiwan Mobile, Chunghwa and Far EasTone Telecommunications – are moving to cut prices of their 4G plans to fight back against low-cost rival Taiwan Star Telecom, which has just launched 4G services. Taiwan Star introduced TWD599 ($20) unlimited 4G plans (with two-year contract), roughly half of the price of the other ...
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    Alibaba’s revenue jumps 46% in Q2 Edit Post

    Alibaba Group posted a strong jump in revenue in the second quarter while its net profit almost tripled to CNY12.4 billion ($2 billion) from a year ago. The better-than-expected results come just weeks before the company’s much anticipated IPO in the US, which analysts now are forecasting to have a valuation of more than $200 billion. ...
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    Wi-Fi group welcomes AlcaLu, operators on board Edit Post

    The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has announced 14 new members including French vendor Alcatel-Lucent as well as Saudi operator Mobily, Australia’s Telstra and Telus from Canada. Earlier this year, the alliance unveiled a definition of carrier Wi-Fi with the aim of aligning itself more closely with the operator community. Since the start of the year, the industry ...

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    Vivendi picks Telefonica for exclusive GVT talks Edit Post

    Vivendi said it will enter exclusive negotiations with Telefonica over the sale of its Brazilian fixed-line arm GVT, favouring the Spanish company’s bid over an offer made by Telecom Italia. The French company said that Telefonica’s offer is “particularly attractive”, generating a capital gain of €3 billion. Other conditions of the deal, “limiting to a strict ...
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    Bouygues Telecom H1 show scars from French price wars Edit Post

    Rampant competition in the French mobile market left its mark on Bouygues Telecom’s first-half 2014 results, as the operator reported both declining sales and profit. Total sales fell by 5 per cent to €2.2 billion to end-June, while sales from the operator’s network sales were even worse – down 8 per cent to €1.9 billion.  The ...


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    TI finally makes GVT bid as Telefonica ups offer Edit Post

    Telecom Italia (TI) has made a bid of around €7 billion to acquire Brazilian fixed operator GVT from French media company Vivendi, with Telefonica submitting an improved rival offer worth €7.45 billion. The offer from TI, which has been rumoured for some time, includes €1.7 billion in cash, 16 per cent of its own share capital ...