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Iliad confirms T-Mobile US bid

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 …

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France set for deeper Numericable/SFR probe

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 …

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Telefonica confirms Mexican deal talks

Telefonica said it opened negotiations with an unnamed company in the Mexico mobile market, following an earlier report the Spanish giant was in takeover talks with smaller rival Iusacell. The Spain-headquartered operator confirmed the move in a regulatory filing. A …

US handset unlocking to become legal

After the House of Representatives passed legislation to give US mobile phone users the right to unlock their devices, all that remains now is for President Barack Obama to rubber-stamp the bill and make it law. The Senate has already …