Midweek Mergers: January 22

22 January 2014 | Sophie Donoghue


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


 

SoftBank-owned Sprint and Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile US unit are in talks over a possible merger between the two companies. [read more]

 

Midweek Mergers


 

Telecom Italia has reported that any offer for its Brazilian unit would have to undergo evaluation by independent directors. [read more]

 

Australian carrier Telstra has acquired Melbourne-based cloud company O2 Networks in a deal worth AU$60 million ($52.8 million). [read more]

 

Orange and Deutsche Telekom have delayed the flotation of EE, with the view of gaining a higher valuation once 4G services take off in the UK. [read more]

 

International Investments


 

South Korea's ministry of science and technology has announced that it will invest $1.5 billion in the deployment of a 5G wireless network, due to be operational in 2020. [read more]

 

Telecom NZ has won the bid for the final lot of 4G spectrum in the 700MHz band, which was left unsold during New Zealand’s auction in October last year. [read more]

 

Indian mobile operator Videocon Telecom has decided against participating in the Indian 2G spectrum auction on February 3. [read more]

Indian operator Bharti Airtel has reportedly put its tower network in Bangladesh up for sale, and is seeking to raise over $2 billion from the sale of tower assets in a bid to raise cash reserves. [read more]