Midweek Mergers: August 27

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

AT&T has reached an agreement with anti-trust regulators to finally seal its move to acquire DirecTV for $49 billion. [read more]

Midweek Mergers

Nokia Networks has completed the acquisition of US-based SAC Wireless in a bid to increase its share of the infrastructure and network deployment market. [read more]

AT&T has revealed plans to merge its mobile and fixed-line business units into a single division. [read more]

PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin) is considering the acquisition of a 27% stake in a New Zealand-based phone operator. [read more]


Spain’s Telefónica is considering plans to improve its offer for Vivendi’s Brazilian broadband unit GVT and could bid up to €8 billion. [read more]

International Investments

Verizon is to invest nearly $40 million in expanding its green energy programme by installing new solar power systems at eight of its network facilities in the US. [read more]

France’s Alcatel-Lucent has repaid in full a $1.75 billion loan that was secured with the group’s patents on January 30 2013. [read more]

Russia’s MTS has cut its full-year sales and core profit forecasts, after its operations in Ukraine were affected by instability. [read more]

Indian mobile operators could see an $8 billion rise in turnover by offering data-based internet services, a recent study from Google and consulting firm AT Kearney reveals. [read more]

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