Midweek Mergers: August 14

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Deal of the week



América Móvil has made a €7.2 billion cash offer for the 70% of KPN it does not already own. [read more


Midweek Mergers




Russia’s MegaFon has agreed to buy LTE service provider, Scartel, for $1.2 billion. [read more]


Singapore operator SingTel has reportedly received two offers for its Australian satellite business, with one coming from Intelsat SA. [read more]


Wilcon, a west coast fibre and data centre infrastructure provider has announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Freedom Dark Fiber Networks. [read more]


Telstra Global has secured a licence to operate and sell telecoms services to both multinational corporations and carrier customers in Taiwan. [read more]


International Investments



Russian operator VimpelCom is said to be eyeing market consolidation in a number of markets following a review of its global operations. [read more]


Nordic operator TeliaSonera has said it is focussed on increasing its stake in two Latvian companies and backs the sector’s plans to merge fixed-line and mobile operations. [read more]


The Russian government has released the funding of approximately €286.3 million to commence work on the first satellite of Angola. [read more]


Five mobile operators in Bangladesh have applied to participate in the country’s upcoming 3G auction. [read more]