Midweek Mergers: June 25

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

Deal of the week

Indian operator Bharti Airtel has signed a definitive agreement to merge its operations with Loop Mobile. [read more]

Midweek Mergers

Telekom Austria Group has acquired Macedonian cable operator blizoo Macedonia. [read more]

Telefónica’s E-Plus acquisition is further in doubt after only two of 12 national regulators supported concessions added to get the deal passed. [read more]

Greek operator OTE is thought to be in early discussions with rival provider Forthnet, to acquire its Nova pay-TV business. [read more]

International Investments

Alcatel-Lucent has signed a partnership with EBlink which aims to tap into the potential of the mobile startup’s wireless fronthaul solution. [read more]

Zain Saudi Arabia is set to upgrade its network after signing infrastructure supply contracts worth $1.2 billion. [read more]

Ofcom, the UK’s telecoms regulator, has proposed a set of guidelines for margins that BT will have to uphold when wholesaling its superfast fibre offering to rivals. [read more]

Italian regulator AGCOM has proposed new cuts to wholesale telecoms fees which could reduce the power of incumbent operator Telecom Italia in the market. [read more]

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