Midweek Mergers: January 15

Midweek Mergers: January 15

Capacity brings you the latest mergers and acquisitions in the wholesale arena. If you have any deals you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Deal of the week


Brazilian competition watchdog Cade has approved the merger between Oi and Portugal Telecom. [read more]


Midweek Mergers


British telecoms group Vodafone is looking at the potential acquisition of Indian mobile operator Loop Mobile. [read more]


Caribbean operator Digicel is eyeing the acquisition of Telecom NZ's stake in Telecom Cook Islands (TCI). [read more]


Orange Business Services has announced the acquisition of French cybersecurity firm Atheos. [read more]

Dish has withdrawn its $2.2 billion bid to buy bankrupt wireless broadband company LightSquared. [read more]

Time Warner Cable has rejected a $60 billion takeover bid from rival Charter Communications.[read more]

UK-based data centre and network operator London Data Exchange (LDeX) has merged with Ping Networks to form LDeX Group. [read more]

French vendor Alcatel-Lucent is in talks to divest its enterprise unit, which sells telecommunications equipment and services to companies. [read more]


International Investments


The Brazilian government is reportedly considering allowing local telecoms operators to pay off regulatory fines through investment. [read more]


Seaborn Networks, the company behind the Seabras-1 cable, has received investment from the International Finance Corporation (IFC). [read more]


Ocean Networks has secured funding for its South America Pacific Link (SAPL) subsea cable system, which aims to connect Manta, Ecuador to Oahu, Hawaii. [read more]

Australian telecom giant Telstra has been fined A$510,000 ($453,000) by the country’s telecoms regulator for failing to connect new landline customers on time. [read more]