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Report: Telefonica to buy stake in Cuba’s Etecsa

Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica is reportedly lining up an offer to buy-out Telecom Italia’s 30 percent stake in Cuba’s incumbent operator, Etecsa.

Telecom Italia revenues fall 6.7% in Q1

Telecom Italia reported first-quarter revenues of EUR6.79 billion, down 6.7 percent from a year ago, and EBITDA fell 4.9 percent to EUR2.80 billion, reports Telecompaper.

Telecom Italia denies Telefonica rumours

According to Telecompaper, Telecom Italia has denied rumours of plans to merge with Spanish operator Telefonica. The statement follows earlier press reports in local newspaper Corriere della Sera claiming the possibility of a high-profile merger between the two operators.

Nokia ships N97 in bid to regain smartphone share

Nokia has announced that its new flagship device – the Nokia N97 – will go on sale this month in more than 75 countries.

Major players win new 3G frequencies in Italy

Italian telecoms regulator, the Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico (MdSE), has awarded the 3G spectrum vacated by Italian mobile operator Ipse 2000 to existing operators Vodafone Italia, Telecom Italia (TIM) and Wind following a short auction.

TIM and 3 sign site-sharing deal in Italy

Italian mobile operators TIM and 3 have become the latest European firms to enter into a mobile site-sharing agreement.

TI to invest EUR3B in Brazil

Telecom Italia is to invest EUR3 billion (US$4.2 billion) in its Brazilian unit over the next three years to expand much of its mobile broadband network in the country, the firm’s chairman told a local newspaper yesterday

Ericsson and TI trial solar kit

Ericsson and Telecom Italia are trialling a new solar-powered site development.

Telecom Italia increases mobile broadband in Milan

Telecom Italia has selected the city of Milan to launch a HSPA+ network capable of theoretical peak download speeds of 28Mb/s, notes Telecompaper. Ericsson is the kit provider.

Telecom Italia maintains outlook after H1 EBITDA growth

Telecompaper reports that Telecom Italia reported first-half revenues of EUR13.95 billion, down 5.8 percent from a year earlier.