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    Essar agrees $120M sale of Kenyan mobile operator to Safaricom, A... Edit Post

    India’s Essar Telecom agreed to sell its yuMobile business – the third-largest mobile operator in Kenya – to larger rivals Safaricom and Airtel in a KSH10.5 billion ($120 million) deal. Under the agreement, approved by Kenya’s Communication Authority (CA), Safaricom gets hold of yuMobile’s IT and network infrastructure. Airtel acquires the mobile operator’s GSM licences and subscribers. The ...
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    Iliad in talks with investors over improved T-Mobile bid — report Edit Post

    Iliad, the French integrated operator, is in talks with private equity firms about putting together an improved bid to acquire a majority stake in T-Mobile US, according to a Bloomberg report. Iliad’s submitted an initial offer at the beginning of August worth $15 billion ($33 per share) for a 56.6 per cent stake in the fourth ...
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    Vodafone UK takes 4G to prepaid Edit Post

    Vodafone UK announced the extension of 4G services to pay-as-you-go customers, in line with the one-year anniversary for its LTE services in the country. The company’s statement came shortly after rival O2 UK trumpeted usage of its services, with both players having launched on the same day last year. Vodafone is offering prepaid 4G prices starting at ...
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    Nearly one fifth of all mobile data carried by O2 is 4G Edit Post

    O2 celebrated the first anniversary of its 4G launch by churning out some chunky usage numbers for a service that has a somewhat lower profile than those of rivals EE and Vodafone. Although O2 has not revealed its 4G subscribers numbers, they are obviously significantly smaller for than the rest of its base.  Yet, almost 20 ...
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    DT open to T-Mobile US offers — report Edit Post

    Deutsche Telekom’s senior managers reportedly said they would be willing to listen to offers to acquire T-Mobile US that value the resurgent business at $35 per share or more. According to Bloomberg, a source said a strategy meeting in Berlin yesterday included discussions suggesting that $35 to $40 per share would be a realistic valuation range to trigger ...

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    Benchmark Telefonica/E-Plus deal approved Edit Post

    One of Europe’s key consolidation deals is moving ahead with the European Commission giving final clearance for Telefonica Deutschland to acquire German rival E-Plus. The conditions attached to the sale of E-Plus, which reduces the number of network operators in Germany from four to three, could serve as benchmark for consolidation in other European markets. The combination ...
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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 ...