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    Suitor emerges for Telefónica Uruguay

    2021-05-13T13:21:09.610Z

    Grupo Olmos, Argentinian healthcare, insurance, and media conglomerate, formalises intention to enter negotiations for the OB. Former Telefónica Espana CEO Gipérez appointed to “ lead ” acquisition project.

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    Telefónica offloads DCs to Nabiax

    2021-05-10T15:06:00Z

    Operator exchanges DCs for minority holding in Nabiax. Long-term housing services agreement established. Deal mooted to worth around €100m.

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    hubraum-backed Flexperto sold to RGI

    2021-04-16T11:09:19.147Z

    The software provider, one of hubraum’s first investments, is acquired by insurance tech specialist RGI Group. Communications SaaS provider Flexperto claims to have seen significant growth during lockdowns.

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    CMA doubts bundle demand as it greenlights VM‑O2

    2021-04-14T16:44:00Z

    Provisional clearance of merger based on limited ability of the partners to manipulate wholesale pricing and services in their favour. Creation of a new fixed‑mobile giant not expected to unleash a sudden surge towards single‑contract multi‑play bundles in the UK market.

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    Vodafone interest AST SpaceMobile completes merger

    2021-04-09T14:06:00Z

    LEO satellite venture combines with special purpose acquisition company to fuel expansion, with eyes on going commercial with a helping hand from Vodafone. “ ASTS ” trading on NASDAQ. CEO Avellan unfazed by competition from SpaceX and co.

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    Bids expected for Telxius subsea cables

    2021-04-08T13:11:00Z

    Telefónica debt reduction strategy set to extend to submarine infrastructure as buyers are sought for 100,000km cable network. Reports indicate that an agreement is wanted by mid‑2021, with rough valuations standing around the €2bn mark.

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    Vodafone’s Icelandic affiliate divests Hey

    2021-04-08T12:32:00Z

    Sýn sells minority stake in Faroese sister company. Icelandic operator seeking cost efficiencies (in more ways than one). Partner Market relationship remains active in service and tech development.

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    BT absorbs Local Business agent Fourfront

    2021-04-08T09:11:00Z

    Reseller relationship brought in‑house in small transaction. BT says no shift in strategy for SME go-to-market.

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    Telefónica’s Cerdán has more M&A deals up sleeve

    2021-04-01T12:52:00Z

    Medium-scale buyouts remain on radar for Telefónica Tech CEO. Bold talk on deal-making forming route to growth goals. Reported souring of Govertis transaction hasn’t put Telefónica off.

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    Tele2 reaffirms planned T‑Mobile exit as lock‑in nears its end

    2021-03-31T13:21:00Z

    Tele2 Group reiterates plans to exit the Dutch market “ over time ”. Agreement with Deutsche Telekom opens offload option from January 2022. Rumours of a DT exit remain fresh.

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    Vantage Towers buys out partner in Greek TowerCo

    2021-03-29T15:36:00Z

    Vodafone TowerCo signals its independence with first acquisition since its IPO in Frankfurt . Vodafone Greece and Wind Hellas to remain anchor tenants of Greek TowerCo. Rival OTE bides its time.

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    MiNODES brought in house as Telefónica NEXT shuts up shop

    2021-03-10T11:29:00Z

    Data analytics acquisition MiNODES brought closer to O2’s core business. Telefónica NEXT now fully disbanded, with Germany Business Sales in its place.

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    T-Mobile US casts off from Sprint remnant Tidal

    2021-03-05T16:46:00Z

    New majority owners for Jay-Z -founded music business after artist reportedly buys back T‑Mobile’s stake.

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    Vodafone readies cheque for Egyptian fintech players

    2021-02-24T08:18:00Z

    Vodafone Egypt signs MoU for minority stakes in digital payment players Bee and Masary. New Vodafone Egypt CEO Abdallah seeks to paint deal as part of “ promising ” strategic investment plan, following Group’s failed exit.

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    Telefónica to swap more data centres for Nabiax stake

    2021-02-22T14:19:00Z

    Four data centres are said to be on the table, with a 20%‑stake in Asterion subsidiary Nabiax the price. Nabiax‑Telefónica JV reportedly in the pipeline to manage the estate.

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    Liberty CEO puts two‑year timeframe on VodafoneZiggo IPO

    2021-02-17T15:48:00Z

    Fries cautiously tells analysts to watch out for some “ activity ” at its Dutch JV in the next 24 months. VodafoneZiggo burnishes its IPO credentials with target-busting financials for FY20.

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    Germany mulls selling stake in Deutsche Telekom

    2021-02-04T15:04:00Z

    Coalition government considers “ scaling back ” state holdings in various companies, including Deutsche Telekom. Pandemic-induced financial pressures taking their toll.

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    BT to take full OnePhone ownership

    2021-02-04T12:43:00Z

    Swedish technology partners to be bought out after nine years, bringing the mobile PBX proposition fully under BT umbrella. OnePhone previously flagged as a quiet success of Enterprise portfolio, and now seemingly turning a profit.

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    Vodafone’s Read coy on Spanish M&A possibilities

    2021-02-03T12:03:00Z

    “ Pragmatic ” Vodafone will “ always examine opportunities to enhance and strengthen our business ”, says Group Chief Executive.

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    Rumours of Vodafone tie-up with MÁSMÓVIL resurface

    2021-02-01T15:10:00Z

    But MÁSMÓVIL not necessarily the prey. Renewed media speculation that Spain’s fourth largest operator might acquire Vodafone Spain. Report from Banco Santander says MÁSMÓVIL, under new private equity owners, has the necessary financial clout to pull it off.