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    MásMóvil equity deal may spark Spanish consolidation

    2020-06-03T14:31:00Z

    The private equity acquisition of Spain’s number four operator may see a short-term spike in competition, but could ultimately lead to consolidation, easing pressure on Telefónica and Vodafone.  Opportunities could emerge for Telxius to pick up MásMóvil masts in the aftermath.

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    BT exits Saudi JV

    2020-06-02T08:45:00Z

    30-year relationship trimmed back as part of BT’s broader global operations revamp. Transformation process also sees closure of branch in Abu Dhabi.

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    EU court ruling could revive network consolidation

    2020-05-29T07:45:00Z

    Commission found to have been wrong to block O2 and Three merger, based on commitment to upholding four-player mobile markets in larger countries. While not yet final, the court’s decision may fire the starting pistol for a renewed wave of consolidation among telcos struggling to manage competition. ...

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    TIM enters talks on INWIT sell-down

    2020-05-19T08:56:00Z

    Telco now in negotiating tunnel over part-sale of tower JV holding company. Group of European infrastructure investors circling. Vodafone set to be left as INWIT’s largest shareholder.

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    BT denies Openreach stake sale

    2020-05-15T18:20:00Z

    FT report sparks speculation on the future of BT’s access services business as Group market cap hits lows, and worries persist on the funding of fibre rollout plans. BT declined to comment officially but senior management vehemently denied the accuracy of the report in internal comments and ...

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    Telefónica to integrate DTS

    2020-05-15T11:43:00Z

    Operating business said to be moving to next stage of TV asset tidy‑up.

  • vfw#186-vodafone-tab-mini7
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    Celfocus sees opportunities to expand Vodafone account, post-sale

    2020-05-14T08:03:00Z

    Former JV positive on go-to-market synergies, following full amalgamation with parent Novabase.

  • Vfw#186-vodacom broadband
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    Vodacom still interested in SA fibre buyout

    2020-05-11T12:28:00Z

    CEO Joosub remains on lookout for M A opportunities, although next-generation network expansion has recently dropped down his to-do list.

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    Inevitably, Optima stake sale hits problems

    2020-05-09T16:43:00Z

    Authorities continue long search to resolve NatCo’s role as Optima babysitter, and wider broadband domination in Croatia. Another outcome of COVID-19 disruption to regulators’ plans in Europe.

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    O2 and VM: cash in the attic and a new shop front

    2020-05-08T09:45:00Z

    While building a strong UK competitor is the headline motivation behind the plan to merge O2 UK and Virgin Media, for Telefónica the deal is a shining opportunity to get its Group finances in order. Structure of the JV suggests a key opening for Telefónica to bring its ...

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    Fibre JV stake sale planned for Chile

    2020-04-29T13:03:26.070Z

    Fibre network assets in Chile set to become part of the JV portfolio within Telefónica Infra, assuming a partner can be found.

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    Vodafone exits long-time IT sherpa Celfocus

    2020-04-27T15:37:00Z

    Portuguese partner brings Celfocus’ systems expertise in-house.

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    Italian tower meld completed

    2020-04-24T11:11:21.340Z

    Fusion represents a key milestone in Vodafone’s infrastructure separation and cash-raising plan, but does not come without exposure.

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    Microsoft acquires Affirmed Networks

    2020-04-24T11:10:28.597Z

    Microsoft agreed a deal to acquire Affirmed Networks, a wireless infrastructure solutions vendor and Vodafone investment. 

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    Vodafone’s African and European M&A efforts

    2020-04-24T11:10:00Z

    Mixed news for Vodafone on its M A-based push to tighten focus on core European and African markets, and raise cash.

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    Volaris acquires Vodafone vendor Collab

    2020-04-24T11:09:56.173Z

    Volaris Group acquired Vodafone vendor Soluções Informáticas de Comunicação e Colaboração (Collab). 

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    Vodafone Hutchison Australia inches towards TPG merger

    2020-04-24T11:09:31.530Z

    VHA continued to inch towards its transformational merger with TPG Telecom after the two operators said they had received consent from the USA’s Committee for Foreign Investment and Federal Communications Commission.

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    Vodafone Business Africa restructure continues with Enterprise offloads

    2020-04-24T11:09:28.297Z

    Vodacom Group completed the sale of its business-to-business units in Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, and Zambia, as part of M A-infused restructuring of regional enterprise division Vodacom Business Africa.

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    BT offloads local operations in Latin America, France

    2020-04-21T08:59:00Z

    Global unit looks for sharper focus on multinational enterprises while lightening infrastructure load. BT Enterprise confirms Tikit sale to Advanced.

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    Shentel begins talks with TMUS

    2020-04-13T09:42:00Z

    Shenandoah Telecommunications (Shentel), a Sprint-affiliated regional telecoms provider, said it and T‑Mobile US (TMUS) had now begun “ preliminary conversations ” regarding the future of its wireless assets.