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  • tfw#144-masmovil-cloud
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    MÁSMÓVIL CEO calls Vodafone link a “bluff”

    2020-10-09T16:43:00Z

    Spenger scoffs at recent media reports  that MÁSMÓVIL was in consolidation talks with Vodafone. CEO pointedly adds, however, that mergers eliminate “ unnecessary infrastructure costs ”.

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    MBNL’s future up in air as Three ponders mast sale

    2020-10-05T13:11:00Z

    Both MBNL and Cornerstone, UK MNOs’ two tower joint ventures, appear on the verge of an ownership revamp. Three exit could tie with moves by CK Hutchison to establish a separate TowerCo.

  • tfw147-tt-abasolo-telxius-stake
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    Telefónica ponders surrendering Telxius majority

    2020-10-01T13:20:00Z

    CFO Abasolo reportedly open to the idea of letting go of direct Telxius control to enable faster growth as an independent business.

  • Airtel–Telkom merger falls through
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    Airtel–Telkom merger falls through

    2020-09-30T11:29:00Z

    Let-off for Safaricom as its two major mobile competitors remain marooned in sub-scale no-mans-land.

  • Vodafone linked with Spain’s MÁSMÓVIL again
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    Vodafone linked with Spain’s MÁSMÓVIL again

    2020-09-29T13:40:00Z

    Group reportedly in acquisition talks with Spain’s fourth largest operator. MÁSMÓVIL subsequently denies discussions after only recently agreeing to private equity buyout.

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    Vodacom in talks to buy SA fibre networks — report

    2020-09-24T13:28:00Z

    Potential acquisition of Vumatel and Dark Fibre Africa would meet Vodacom need for fibre network assets.

  • Tfw#147-virgin-media-van-fries-jmap
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    Fries and Álvarez-Pallete: two minds on UK JV

    2020-09-22T10:08:00Z

    While Telefónica and Liberty said to be on same page on O2–Virgin Media integration, respective chiefs hinted at varying concerns and strategic priorities linked to the progress of the JV.

  • Vivo and co. secure stalking horse status on Oi
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    Vivo and co. secure stalking horse status on Oi

    2020-09-17T21:11:00Z

    As the collective preferred buyer, Vivo, TIM, and Claro are confident they are in a position to outbid any rival interest in Oi’s mobile business. With a €2.6bn offer on the table, Vivo is highlighting the boost in investment in ultrafast networks that would be enabled by Oi’s ...

  • vfw189-tt-vodafone-egypt-impasse
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    Vodafone Egypt sale reaches impasse; adverse event or powerplay?

    2020-09-14T11:25:00Z

    Vodafone and stc ‘keep the dialogue open’ as MoU expires. Telecom Egypt denies it has a role in enabling deal, but Vodafone’s dysfunctional local partnership appears to be complicating matters again.

  • vfw#189-italian-flag-nick-read
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    Vodafone decries Italian broadband plan

    2020-09-10T11:33:00Z

    Italy’s plan to create a single national broadband network moves closer, but deal still has some hurdles to overcome and Vodafone CEO Read signals he is opposed. Beyond broadband network, project might include 5G, edge computing, cloud and data centres, creating further strategic complexity for Vodafone’s Italian interests. ...

  • tfw#147-finnegan-three
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    New Three boss snipes at O2–Virgin merger

    2020-09-07T13:58:00Z

    Finnegan doubtful on merits of O2–Virgin Media deal, but bullish on leading further UK consolidation.

  • tfw#147-welding-security-add
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    Telefónica targets partners for M&A add ons in security

    2020-09-07T08:29:00Z

    Group reaching into partner base for acquisitions to support expansion plans of new Telefónica Cybersecurity Tech division. Wayra investments maturing as two minority stakes upgraded to whole ownership. Reorganisation of assets for security expansion may be a template for revamp in cloud and IoT target markets. ...

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    Telefónica jilted in LatAm again

    2020-09-04T12:45:00Z

    América Móvil gave up on Movistar El Salvador acquisition. Telefónica once again sees sale of a Latin American asset derailed by actions of local competition and regulatory watchdogs.

  • BTw#315-bt-sport-set-manda
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    BT readies itself to ward off unwanted advances

    2020-08-25T06:53:00Z

    With its share price deflated, dividend suspended, and a series of financial challenges on the horizon, BT Group is consulting on the best way to shore its defences against unsolicited bids. Boutique banker and trusted Vodafone advisor Robey Warshaw may be added to BT defence team. KKR ...

  • Vivo and co seek exclusivity as Oi measures up suitors
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    Vivo and co seek exclusivity as Oi measures up suitors

    2020-08-21T15:15:00Z

    Vivo, TIM, and Claro back in the driving seat on Oi assets acquisition as exclusive talks resume. Oi rejects proposals from private equity‑funded infrastructure provider Highline. Vivo could bolster its weak north‑east base. TIM may have most at stake in bidding, with speculation it would take ...

  • dtw097-tt-telekom-romania-exit
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    DT half-way out of Romania (maybe)

    2020-08-21T13:41:00Z

    Agreement “ in principle ” reportedly struck between Orange and Romania’s government to take over Telekom Romania’s fixed‑line business. Mobile arm still up for sale, as DT struggles to find full escape velocity from underperforming market.

  • tfw146-tt-axismed
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    Telefónica drops AxisMed

    2020-08-21T13:27:00Z

    Group offloads care management specialist to Atrys Health. A pivot from ‘provider’ to ‘partner’ in Telefónica’s healthcare strategy.

  • vfw188-1-vha-new-slate
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    Vodafone starts (another) new slate in Australia

    2020-08-21T12:57:00Z

    Radical new corporate set‑up for CEO Berroeta. Teoh (and son Shane) join the board. Mobile and fixed network “ synergies ” a priority. Multi‑brand strategy sees Vodafone sit alongside slew of TPG sub‑brands.

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    Government takes on Hrvatski Telekom over Mostar stake

    2020-08-21T10:31:00Z

    Speculation over telecoms privatisation process in Bosnia and Herzegovina bubbles up again, pushing Hrvatski Telekom and Deutsche Telekom to consider options.

  • Infratel–Indus Towers merger remains in limbo
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    Infratel–Indus Towers merger remains in limbo

    2020-08-20T14:17:00Z

    Deal, agreed more than two years ago, continues to be clouded in uncertainty. Latest delay likely related to uncertainty over Vodafone Idea ’s payment of AGR dues. Bharti Infratel chairman confident of favourable ruling from Supreme Court , and that Vodafone will “ definitely stay ...