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Network & Infrastructure

Swisscom signals interest in Germany’s campus network programme

Swiss operator flags emerging demand from multinational clients for private 5G networks at facilities in Germany and elsewhere. New tie-ups may be necessary. Deutsche Telekom says the Swiss telco is welcome to contact it at any time.

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M&A

Bids expected for Telxius subsea cables

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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M&A

Vodafone interest AST SpaceMobile completes merger

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.