Midweek Mergers: October 28

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


American Tower is to purchase a 51% stake in India’s Viom Networks for a cash deal valued at $1.2 billion. [read more

Midweek Mergers


VimpelCom is considering a sale or an initial public offering (IPO) for approximately 50,000 phone towers in Russia and former Soviet Union republics. [read more


Liberty Global is in talks to acquire Cable & Wireless Communications in a deal that could be valued at over $5 billion. [read more


Vivendi has further increased its stake in Telecom Italia to 20.03%. [read more

International Investments


Bharti Airtel has completed the sale of approximately 8,300 mobile towers in Africa for $1.7 billion. [read more


LetterOne Group could reportedly invest up to $4 billion into Oi if it merges with TIM Participacoes, the Brazilian unit of Telecom Italia. [read more


UK regulator Ofcom has confirmed plans for a spectrum auction in early 2016 as part of a wider government initiative to free up spectrum for commercial use. [read more