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    Telefónica’s El Salvador sale under review by regulator


    $144m deal cannot go ahead without authorisation. SC has 90 business days to reach a decision.

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    Telefónica sells El Salvador unit at the second attempt


    Honduran financiers acquire Telefónica El Salvador for a cut‑price $144m following breakdown of negotiations with América Móvil in 2020. Move completes Telefónica’s exit from Central America.

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    Telefónica moulds new UK unit for central cloud push


    Cancom business, bought in August, becomes “Telefónica Tech UK & Ireland”. New name reflects ambitions to widen out Group’s in‑country offering.

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    Hrvatski Telekom’s Optima offload expected within “days”


    Change in Electronic Media Act paves way for transaction with United Group. Regulatory chief “very satisfied” at the prospect of a “third major player” in the fixed market.

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    Telefónica mulling Spanish infra stake sale?


    Rumours circulate that Group is discussing fibre monetisation in Spain. Between five and ten funding vehicles reportedly put hats in the ring, as Group sounds out market interest. Sale speculation comes despite Telefónica classing its Spanish fibre infrastructure as a “strategic asset”.

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    Deutsche Telekom finally exits Romania’s fixed-line market


    After nearly a year‑long wait, OTE signs off on deal to sell majority TRC stake to Orange. Deutsche Telekom’s interests in Romania now limited to mobile. As eyes turn to next moves in Group’s reshaping in Europe, OTE continues to indicate commitment to leftover Romanian mobile interest. Höttges says ...

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    Vodacom aims for 100m fintech users on road to sale


    CEO Shameel Joosub sets sights on nine-figure base to win better bargaining position with potential buyers and partners. Vodacom taking control of fintech offerings in Ghana and Egypt, to fuel expansion.

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    Liberty CEO: call me, Nick, if you want to sell VodafoneZiggo


    Mike Fries says Liberty “open-minded” on possibility of transaction with co‑parent Vodafone. Management of Dutch JV conducting “strategic review” around issues including infrastructure and content ownership.

  • dtw107-tt-dt-exit-dynamic-signal

    Deutsche Telekom quietly exits Dynamic Signal


    DTCP divests 2018 investment, which has merged with SocialChorus.

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    Vodafone’s nudge technique gets STC ‘back to table’


    Regional media reports indicate that Saudi Telecom Company is seeking to revive a buyout of the Group’s Egyptian business, after failure of 2020 deal. Move follows Vodafone’s exploration of an internal switch of Egyptian OpCo.

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    DAZN targets Premier League with BT Sport bid — reports


    Reports indicate BT is in “advanced” stage talks with DAZN to offload BT Sport, with a deal mooted “within weeks”. Broadcasting rights the big‑ticket item for US streaming specialist, while BT looks to focus efforts on network expansion.

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    Telefónica nearing Uruguay exit?


    New suitor emerges as Telefónica considers bid for Uruguayan unit. Local politician leading acquisition push on behalf of consortium partners. Reported bid falls some way short of independent valuation.

  • Group’s Dutch and British tower partners look to cash in

    Vodafone Group’s Dutch and British tower partners look to cash in


    Liberty CFO says group “not in love with” tower ownership and keen to unlock value in Belgium, Netherlands, and UK. Telefónica hands Goldman Sachs reins to examine prospective Cornerstone share sale.

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    Telefónica joins Liberty in move towards UK tower sale


    Goldman Sachs reportedly handed reins to examine prospective Cornerstone share sale.

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    OTE takes full ownership of Romanian mobile business


    OTE’s near-100% absorption of mobile business a regulatory prerequisite for sale of its fixed sibling to Orange. Telekom Romania’s 30% holding given €59m price tag. Previously the subject of sale speculation, TRMC now fully focused on organic growth, with new Bucharest headquarters portrayed as “fresh start”.

  • BT Pension Scheme completes Hermes exit

    BT Pension Scheme completes Hermes exit


    Federated Hermes actions call option to acquire BTPS’s residual shareholding in fund manager. BT on track with pension deficit recovery plan.

  • dtw107-tt-t-sys-sa-exit

    T‑Systems offloads South African remnant


    Deutsche Telekom’s enterprise unit wraps up SA exit after selling training and development provider. Continuation of T-Systems slimming drive

  • dtw107-tt-t-mobile-nl-complete

    DT trades Dutch NatCo for a scoop of US, plus sprinkles


    Former DT CEO Obermann steps in with buyout of T‑Mobile Netherlands through Apax–Warburg Pincus consortium. Deal is culmination of turnaround effort launched in 2016 when last attempt to sell NatCo fell through. Exit opens the lid on a box of intriguing strategic options for DT. DT directs some of ...

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    Deutsche Telekom sees Dutch exit door loosen — report


    India’s Reliance Industries reportedly set to make €4.8bn non-binding offer for T-Mobile Netherlands. Several top foreign banks apparently formed syndicate to fund the takeover. Akash Ambani said to be personally managing the T-Mobile transaction.

  • United Group agrees to buy Wind Hellas

    United Group agrees to buy Wind Hellas


    Wind Hellas to be combined with broadband and pay-TV provider Nova. Deal creates emboldened converged rival for Vodafone Greece. A new owner for Vodafone’s mobile and fibre network-sharing partner. United Group’s telecoms buying spree continues across Southeast Europe.