Midweek Mergers: March 12

12 March 2014 | Kavit Majithia

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 chief executive Masayoshi Son has confirmed the company is still trying to acquire T-Mobile US and merge the entity with Sprint. [read more]


Midweek Mergers


French mobile operator Bouygues has made a bid for the acquisition of Vivendi's mobile arm SFR. [read more]


Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao has outlined his plans to use Kabel Deutschland as the “core” of Vodafone’s fixed-line German operations. [read more]


Sonera, the Finnish arm of TeliaSonera, is set to strengthen its position in the Finnish market by acquiring Norway-based AinaCom’s consumer operations and fixed network business. [read more]

Zayo Group has announced its acquisition of Texas-based data centre provider, CoreXchange. [read more]


International Investments


Tele2’s Estonian subsidiary has acquired its second 2100MHz spectrum licence, doubling its 3G mobile capacity. [read more]


Policymakers in the UK have identified an opportunity to leapfrog ahead of 4G and herald 5G connectivity in the market to create economic opportunities. [read more]


Thai operator True Corporation is reportedly looking for a foreign partner to expand its footprint across south east Asia. [read more]

Telecom Italia Sparkle has announced that it is among the initial investors for the deployment of the SEA-ME-WE 5 cable connecting Europe and Singapore. [read more]