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Switzerland preps next-gen spectrum auctions

Switzerland has confirmed plans to sell-off new mobile spectrum in the first half of next year, a move likely to establish it as only the second country in Europe (after Germany) to auction the 800MHz ‘digital dividend’ band.

TDC set to raise over US4B via share issue

The private-equity owners of TDC – Denmark’s largest telecoms firm – have confirmed that they plan to raise over US$4 billion in an almost simultaneous sale and buy-back of shares

Sunrise exec says France Telecom deal could come back

Swiss operator Sunrise said the previously blocked merger with local rival France Telecom-owned Orange could be revived

TDC offloads Sunrise to private-equity for US3.3B

Danish telecoms group TDC is to sell its Swiss mobile arm – Sunrise – to private-equity firm CVC Capital Partners for CHF3.3 billion (US$3.3 billion).

Swisscom backs merger of TDC, France Telecom Swiss units

Dow Jones Newswires reports that Swisscom yesterday said it supports the planned merger of rivals France Telecom’s and TDC AS’s Swiss units, which has been blocked by Swiss competition officials.

Orange, Sunrise launch appeal against merger prohibition

Orange Switzerland and TDC subsidiary Sunrise have launched an appeal at the federal administrative court against the decision of the Swiss cartel office WEKO to prohibit the merger between the two operators

InPhone acquires antenna sites from Sunrise

Forthcoming Swiss mobile operator InPhone has closed the purchase of the former Tele2 mobile antenna sites from Swiss mobile operator Sunrise.

Swiss regulator hints at shared LTE network

Switzerland’s second- and third-largest mobile operators are expected to collaborate on building-out a shared LTE network, according to the local regulator.