Midweek Mergers: January 29

29 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


 

Liberty Global has announced that it has agreed to acquire Dutch cable operator Ziggo in a deal valued at approximately €10 billion ($13.7 billion). [read more]

 

Midweek Mergers


 

US-based AT&T has signed an agreement with data centre provider Equinix to speed up the adoption of cloud services for enterprises. [read more]

 

Seventeen international carriers have partnered to announce the construction of a new submarine cable system called Asia Africa Europe-1 (AAE-1). [read more]

 

Brazilian operator Oi could complete its merger with Portugal Telecom by the end of April, according to Zienal Bava, chief executive of both companies. [read more]

Hutchison Whampoa’s $1 billion bid for O2 Ireland may be ruled as anti-competitive by the EU, unless concessions are made, according to reports. [read more]

UK group Vodafone is reportedly in talks to acquire Spanish cable operator ONO, and potentially disrupt an IPO for the Madrid-based company. [read more]

 

International Investments


 

Qatari operator Ooredoo will finally be awarded its licence in Myanmar, with the roll-out of its telecoms network in the country now imminent. [read more]

 

Mexican fixed-line operator Axtel has won a broadband project tender issued by the Mexican Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT). [read more]

 

Asia's Global Transit has expanded its international presence with the launch of a PoP at Interxion’s data centre campus in London, UK. [read more]

UK incumbent BT will reportedly invest an additional £50 million into its fibre network roll-out in the country over the next three years. [read more]