Midweek Mergers: February 12

12 February 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


 

Deutsche Telekom is to gain full ownership of its T-Mobile Czech Republic unit in a $1.1 billion deal. [read more]

 

Midweek Mergers


 

The UK’s Vodafone Group has put forward a €7 billion takeover bid for Spanish operator ONO, according to local reports.[read more]

 

Spain-based Telefónica is reportedly in talks to acquire Mexican operator Iusacell. [read more]

 

Norway's third-largest mobile operator, Tele2, is in talks with holding company Access Industries over the acquisition of its 4G spectrum. [read more]

SoftBank’s CEO, Masayoshi Son, said that he would not comment on reports that the company’s Sprint subsidiary is looking to acquire T-Mobile US. [read more]

 

International Investments


 

Cypriot MVNO PrimeTel has secured a mobile network operator licence in Cyprus, becoming the country’s third mobile operator. [read more]

 

South African operator MTN will begin legal processes against the country’s regulator over planned rate cuts. [read more]

 

A study from Tellabs has revealed that software defined networking (SDN) could save operators worldwide $9 billion in operating expenditure (Opex) by 2017. [read more]