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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.

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    Oi firms up mobile deal, Vivo reinforces its market lead

    2021-02-01T14:41:00Z

    Oi finalises mobile asset sale to three‑strong consortium of Claro, TIM Brasil, and Vivo. Oi CFO: regulatory approval expected within the year. Trifecta of assets now divested by in‑administration Oi as it seeks route to recovery via fibre.

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    Wholesale power under scrutiny as CMA reviews VM‑O2

    2021-01-28T09:31:00Z

    Proposed JV’s ability to tilt backhaul market in its favour and limit opportunities for MVNOs will be central to competition review. The impact of the deal on the development of providers offering fixed‑mobile bundles will receive particular scrutiny. CMA wields new powers post‑ Brexit , but this ...

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    Caching out: Vodafone’s long-range storage play exited

    2021-01-28T09:23:00Z

    Group’s corporate venturing portfolio continues to dwindle as Caringo, an investment made back in late‑2000s, gets absorbed by storage peer.

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    Vodafone abandons Egypt exit talks

    2021-01-16T10:12:00Z

    Long‑awaited deal falls through, with STC apparently failing to reach an agreement with minority‑owner Telecom Egypt. Vodafone Group CEO Nick Read remains philosophical after trekking to Egypt for talks with the President.

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    Vodafone seeks end to Elliott battle over KDG

    2021-01-16T10:11:00Z

    Group attempts to put more than seven years of hurt behind it at a cost of up to €2.12bn.

  • Credit Suisse to lead Hrvatski Telekom’s Optima exit
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    Credit Suisse to lead Hrvatski Telekom’s Optima exit

    2021-01-16T02:00:00Z

    Investment bank brought in to lead stake sale for Hrvatski Telekom and ZABA, with deadline of mid‑2021 looming. Contractual obligations satisfied, but divestment not yet complete.

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    Telefónica sells infra biz to American Tower

    2021-01-13T15:02:00Z

    Telxius finds a home at US infrastructure giant. Transaction expected to wipe €4.6bn off Telefónica net debt.

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    BT Cornwall quietly put into liquidation

    2021-01-12T09:10:00Z

    Business blighted by falling-out between BT and its local public sector partners to be wound up. Another marker of troubled public-private partnership approach to council contracts confined to past.

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    DT said to be upping ante on Dutch sale talks

    2021-01-11T16:13:00Z

    Possible sale of T‑Mobile Netherlands could square with long‑rumoured plan to buy KPN in order to bolster the Group’s convergence strategy.

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    Telefónica seeks suitor with Chile exit in pipeline

    2021-01-07T16:02:00Z

    Speculative report suggests Group is ready to relinquish interest in a key pillar of its Hispam unit as monetisation plans evolve. Liberty flagged as front runner, although may face regulatory challenges, and other runners and riders not ruled out.

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    Viasat buys out T‑Mobile partner RigNet

    2021-01-05T13:40:00Z

    Maritime connectivity provider RigNet acquired by satellite specialist Viasat in $222m deal. T‑Mobile US partnered with RigNet in July 2019, but COVID ‑related issues have pegged back progress.

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    T-Mobile ties up another Sprint loose end with Swiftel buy

    2021-01-05T12:06:00Z

    US NatCo buys Sprint ‑branded wireless assets operated by Swiftel Communications, leaving Shentel as the last remaining Sprint affiliate.

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    Vodafone Albania quietly plans second cableco buy

    2020-12-29T16:45:00Z

    OpCo looking to add another string to its convergence bow through a takeover of cable TV player ApNet. Takeover another signal of continued Vodafone commitment to Albania despite recent exit rumours and suggestions by Group leadership that more asset sales could be in pipeline.