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  • tfw156-tt-vivo-cade-complex

    Vivo set for a longer wait as CADE rules Oi deal is complex


    Regulator to take its time to examine Oi divestment in detail. Decision confirms fears that closure will likely take place in 2022. Suggestion raised that deal could even be rejected.

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    Vantage back in shop window as Vodafone builds revival


    M A remains a lever to help Vodafone revive growth, says CEO Read. New Chairman van Boxmeer lighting a fire under Group strategy and ambition. Another chunk of Vantage could be sold off to “ like-minded ” partner. Hint made of some UK deal-making in pipeline. ...

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    Drahi cites Brexit for BT swoop


    Co‑founder of Altice telecoms group pays UK government ministers a visit about newly acquired 12.1% BT stake. Claims Brexit and relatively low FTTP rollout makes UK ripe for investment. Some in BT reportedly think overtures to government might be part of a grand takeover plan.

  • tfw156-tt-telefonica-tech-spin-out

    Telefónica Tech preps for part‑sale


    Long‑mooted divestment plan appears close to initiation, with reports indicating private equity interest. Division not the big‑hitter it once claimed to become, but hoping to draw punters through M A and partnerships. Downsized ambition and reset scope remind of last decade’s Telefónica Digital, where grand ambition faded ...

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    DT-backed Innovid agrees SPAC merger


    Legacy T-Venture enters “ definitive agreement ” to combine with special purpose acquisition vehicle. Trading name to remain “ Innovid ”. Advertising technology player eyeing further M A opportunities to fuel growth.

  • btw326-tt-bt-sport-news-uk

    Murdoch’s News UK steps away from BT Sport talks


    News UK has pulled back from talks with BT regarding a partnership for the sports broadcasting business. Discovery and ITV said to remain in contention, with DAZN seemingly the keenest of the bunch.

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    BT pays hefty price for full possession of OnePhone


    Swedish business’s 30% holding given a near-nine-figure price tag. Purchase coincides with OnePhone champion taking helm at new Enterprise unit.

  • Rejigged tie‑up could find Vodafone Egypt a home

    Rejigged tie‑up could find Vodafone Egypt a home


    Vodafone secures route to in‑Group transfer of Egypt stake in quid pro quo deal with local partner. Kenya-esque Vodacom hand-off of Egyptian interest one possibility.

  • btw325-tt-bt-uninvited-copilot

    BT’s uninvited new co-pilot: what’s Drahi’s mission?


    Altice buys minority stake but claims no intention of full-fledged takeover. Seeks to support BT’s strategic fibre, for which Drahi has genuine zeal. BTwatch explores industrial logic and financial machinations behind move.

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    In detail: Liberty and Telefónica’s VM-O2 pre-nup


    Three-year wait expected before a potential IPO of new joint venture, while both parties expected to remain involved in the business for at least five years. Telefónica reserving its right to go it alone in UK on IoT, cloud, and cybersecurity services. Liberty to get a board ...

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    Vodafone Turkey buys into enterprise IT specialist FGS


    OpCo takes 50% share of business services provider and frames deal as reflecting Vodafone’s march into “ TechCo ” territory. FGS products to be launched in Vodafone markets outside Turkey.

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    Deutsche Telekom smart-buildings partner snapped up


    2017 “ strategic ” investment offloaded by Group. Netherlands’ Planon to subsume Axonize’s IoT platform into wider facilities management product and services suite.

  • btw325-bt-sells-quietly-boingo-interest

    BT quietly divests Boingo Wireless interest


    Telco offloads small minority stake in Boingo. US wireless internet service provider recently subsumed by Digital Colony.

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    Liberty: VodafoneZiggo-Telenet merger not in pipeline


    Group partner CEO rules out near-term merger. How Liberty and Vodafone’s Dutch JV will evolve remains unclear, with shareholders facing various M A options. Liberty keen to pursue pathway that suits both parties.

  • tfw154-tt-telxius-europe

    Telxius completes European tower sale


    Telefónica handed regulatory go‑ahead for tower divestment, with German and Spanish sites handed to American Tower. Latin American portion to follow next year, pending approval. Submarine cables also up for grabs, with first bids reportedly received.

  • Green light for Telefónica Costa Rica exit ‘take two’

    Green light for Telefónica Costa Rica exit ‘take two’


    Liberty Latin America purchase secures regulatory approval. Telefónica’s drawn‑out Centroamérica exit takes another small step forward.

  • dtw105-tt-tele2-sale-stake-tmnl

    Tele2 ready to pull T-Mobile Netherlands plug


    Tele2 Group CEO confirms intent to pivot away from the Dutch market, with focus on its ‘core’ territories. Comments come with DT also pondering options.

  • tfw154-tt-colombia-directv

    Telefónica Colombia dials up DIRECTV buyout


    DIRECTV internet services customer base and spectrum to be acquired under agreement, pending regulatory approval. Deal indicates “ commitment ” to Colombia despite rumblings of an exit, says CEO Hernández.

  • tfw154-tt-o2-vm-approval

    VM-O2 sets sights on BT as merger gets final clearance


    CMA’s final approval should see deal completed by 1 June. Owners trumpeting investment opportunities with fibre InfraCo potential coming to the fore.

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    Deutsche Telekom pondering Dutch M&A options


    Group appears cold on possibility of buying out junior partner in T‑Mobile Netherlands when options open up in January 2022. New tie-up or sale flagged as likelier outcomes.