Midweek Mergers: January 8

08 January 2014 |


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 editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Deal of the week


 

T-Mobile US has announced a deal to purchase unused 700MHz radio-frequency spectrum licences from rival Verizon Wireless. [read more]

 

Midweek Mergers


 

US-based cable group Liberty Global is close to finalising a deal for the acquisition of Dutch cable operator Ziggo. [read more]

 

Vodafone is said to be in discussions with Tata Group to buy a majority stake in its mobile unit, Tata Teleservices. [read more]

 

US officials have reportedly approached the South Korean government and proposed that they cancel a deal between local mobile network operator LG U+ and Chinese vendor Huawei. [read more]

Shareholders in Russia's Rostelecom have approved the company's proposal to spin-off its mobile assets. [read more]

Kosovo has scrapped plans to sell the state-owned Post, Telephone and Telegraph of Kosovo (PTK) to a German and US consortium. [read more]

Telefónica has denied claims that it is preparing a joint offer for Telecom Italia's TIM Brasil. [read more]

 

International Investments


 

Chinese regulators will allow foreign investment in seven telecoms value-added services in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. [read more]

 

Thai operator AIS has increased its investment in 3G for the 2013-2015 period from 70 billion baht to 90 billion baht ($2.7 billion). [read more]

 

India's telecom regulator DoT has amended the rules of the spectrum auction in the 900MHz and 1800MHz bands, scheduled to take place in February. [read more]

Slovenian regulator Apek has announced details of its 4G auction, which will be held in March. [read more]

Polish telecoms regulator UKE has announced details of its LTE auction, planned for February. [read more]