Midweek Mergers: October 15

15 October 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

The European Commission has today approved Liberty Global’s acquisition of Dutch cable provider Ziggo, on the condition that the London-based player amends a ruling it has on broadcaster freedom. [read more]

Midweek Mergers

Kenyan regulators have given preliminary approval for Safaricom and Airtel’s joint acquisition for the mobile assets of Essar Kenya. [read more]

Orange is reportedly considering launching an IPO of its African assets in order to raise funds for its European business. [read more]

Akamai Technologies and China Telecom’s cloud division, CT Cloud, have signed a strategic partnership. [read more]

Verizon is to provide its machine-to-machine connectivity and cloud platforms for General Electric’s (GE) software-enabled machines and devices. [read more]

International Investments

Liquid Telecom has today revealed a $34 million investment strategy for Rwanda, which includes the expansion of its network in the country, as well as what is claimed to be the first fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service in Rwanda. [read more]

The AAE-1 cable consortium has signed a supply contract with vendor NEC Corporation for the S1H segment of the cable. [read more]

According to local reports, Nigeria’s Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) claims total investment in the country’s telecoms sector has reached $40 billion. [read more]

Huawei Marine Networks has officially started construction work on the Far East submarine system designed to deliver enhanced communications services to Russia. [read more]

Alcatel-Lucent has opened an innovation facility in Tokyo designed to provide its customers with demonstrations and co-creation opportunities in advanced technologies. [read more]