Midweek Mergers: October 8

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Deal of the week

Social media giant Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp has been approved by EU anti-trust regulators. [read more]

Midweek Mergers

France’s Iliad is considering the possibility of bidding for a “significantly larger” stake in Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile than it previously sought. [read more]

Luxembourg’s Altice is reportedly in talks with Oi over a bid for Portugal Telecom that could be worth up to $8.8 billion. [read more]

Telkom Indonesia is reportedly considering the acquisition of a 27% stake in Spark Telecom (formerly Telecom New Zealand) as part of its strategy to broaden its global footprint. [read more]

Interoute has acquired UK-based Vtesse Group, gaining 7,000km of UK network and a data centre in the process. [read more]

Ericsson has completed the acquisition of US-based smart grid communications provider, Ambient Corporation, as the Swedish vendor looks to grow its utilities service offering. [read more]

Vodafone Qatar is set to acquire state-owned company Qatar National Broadband Network (QNBN). [read more]

TeliaSonera has agreed to acquire cloud and hosting service Ipeer in Sweden. [read more]

Mobile payments company Boku has announced the acquisition of German billing company mopay. [read more]

International Investments

China’s Huawei has revealed plans to increase its R&D investments in France, and expand its industry co-operation with French partners. [read more]

Vodafone India is reportedly pumping $1 billion into upgrading its network, ahead of plans to run 4G LTE trials in 2015. [read more]

French technology startup company Sigfox is reportedly seeking to raise funds in a bid to build a global network for the Internet of Things (IoT). [read more]

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