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    TI gearing up for Italian towers IPO — report Edit Post

    Telecom Italia (TI) is considering an IPO of its towers business in Italy and is looking to current Telecom Argentina CEO Oscar Cicchetti to lead the process, according to Bloomberg. Sources said the company is considering Elisabetta Ripa, its current international wholesale and retail business chief, as a replacement for Cicchetti, who became Telecom Argentina CEO ...
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    Vivendi closes €17B SFR sale Edit Post

    Vivendi has completed the €17 billion sale of SFR to Numericable, including a cash element of €13.37 billion. A portion of the proceeds is already earmarked for the purchase of French MVNO Virgin Mobile In fact, Vivendi is contributing €200 million to finance Numericable’s acquisition of Virgin Mobile France, which was approved by the country’s competition regulator ...
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    GSMA says regulatory reform vital to drive European telecoms inve... Edit Post

    GSMA, the mobile industry association, said concern over the European Telecoms Single Market Package presents an opportunity to take “a fresh look at the region’s telecoms single market future”. Following the Council of Ministers’ rejection of large parts of the single market package yesterday, Tom Phillips, the chief regulatory officer for the GSMA (pictured), said: “A bold new ...
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    China Mobile looks to rural areas to drive 4G revenue Edit Post

    China Mobile is looking to tap into the country’s rural areas, already with an estimated 400 million subscribers, to expand its mobile broadband revenue by as much as CNY66 billion ($10 billion) over the next three years. The country’s largest mobile operator, with 800 million connections, plans to refarm its 900MHz spectrum to offer customers outside ...
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    Numericable-Virgin deal gets green light from French watchdog Edit Post

    Numericable’s acquisition of Virgin Mobile France has been approved by the country’s competition regulator — providing the cable giant allows rivals to lease capacity on its fixed broadband network so they can devise their own fixed-mobile offerings. Numericable signed a deal to acquire the MVNO in June. Virgin Mobile, owned by Carphone Warehouse and the Virgin Group, rents ...

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    Hutch joins UK takeover fray as Telefonica thinks global Edit Post

    Hutchison Whampoa is reportedly preparing a bid for EE or Telefonica’s O2 unit in the UK, as the Spanish operator has shifted its thoughts towards a global alliance with BT. The UK fixed incumbent is in talks with both EE and O2 but now faces a rival bid from Hutchison Whampoa, the owner of 3, the ...
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    Bouygues accuses rival Free of misleading its own subscribers Edit Post

    Bouygues Telecom is alleging that rival Free Mobile is throttling the data speed of its  subscribers when they roam onto the network of market leader Orange, said Les Echos. Free is reducing the bandwidth available to its subscribers even before they hit their 3GB monthly cap, claims Bouygues, which is pursuing the matter in court. Such a ...


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    BT, EE talks have potential to create European powerhouse Edit Post

    Deutsche Telekom and Orange have confirmed they are in talks with BT over the sale of their EE operation — potentially creating one of the largest integrated fixed-mobile operators in Europe. The German and French operators said they are having “highly preliminary exploratory discussions” and it is “too early to state whether any transaction may occur”, unsurprising ...