Midweek Mergers: October 1

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Deal of the week

América Móvil’s Brazilian unit Claro has won a new national broadcast licence for 4G cell spectrum in the 700MHz range after a successful bid of $795 million. [read more]

Midweek Mergers

Bouygues Telecom and SFR will be allowed to share their mobile networks despite an appeal from rival operator Orange to France’s competition regulator. [read more]

Alcatel-Lucent has received a €202 million cash injection following the divestment of its enterprise division to the China Huaxin Post & Telecommunication Economy Development Centre. [read more]

Germany’s third-largest cable operator, Tele Columbus, is to launch an IPO by the end of the year in a bid to raise $380 million. [read more]

Hungarian regulator NMHH has sold a range of mobile broadband frequencies to Deutsche Telekom-owned Magyar Telekom and the Hungarian subsidiaries of Vodafone and Telenor. [read more]

Japan’s SoftBank is reportedly considering the acquisition of DreamWorks Animation for $3.4 billion, following its failed attempt to secure T-Mobile US. [read more]

The government of Cameroon has awarded a fourth mobile licence in the country to Cameroon’s state-owned, fixed-line telco, CamTel. [read more]

International Investments

Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies is to invest over $4 billion in fixed broadband technology research and development (R&D) over the next three years. [read more]

América Móvil is still analysing a potential asset sale in Mexico after vowing to divest some of its interests in the country to comply with new regulations. [read more]

Deutsche Telekom could retain ownership of T-Mobile US for at least another year, after doubts were raised over the possibility of an improved bid for the company from French operator Iliad. [read more]

Austria has announced plans to speed up its tender for internet infrastructure projects worth approximately €300 million to launch in 2015. [read more]

Regulators will now declare the winners of the Mexico TV auction by the end of March, instead of June as originally planned. [read more]

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