13 December 2013
Rostelecom's board has approved the merger of its mobile assets with those of Tele2 Russia, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Private equity fund CVC is preparing to divest Sunrise, Switzerland's second-biggest mobile operator, reports Reuters.
12 December 2013
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Centerbridge Partners, a New York private-equity firm, is teaming up with Harbinger Capital Partners and Fortress Investment Group to to acquire LightSquared for $3.3 billion, reports Bloomberg.
Some US operators have fought back against an accusation from the New York State attorney general that they refused to install software that would act as a kill switch to discourage theft of smartphones, reports Reuters.
11 December 2013
Bharti Airtel has agreed an infrastructure sharing deal with the telecom arm of Reliance Industries creating an alliance between two groups usually perceived to be bitter rivals, reports Economic Times.
Telekomunikacja Polska (TPSA), Poland’s largest operator, plans to cut 2,950 jobs from now until 2015 to offset falling sales, intensifying competition and price regulation, reports Bloomberg.
10 December 2013
The court-appointed monitor for Canadian wireless start up Mobilicity has extended the deadline for suitors to bid for the company by a week to 16 December, a regulatory filing shows, reports Reuters.
TPG Telecom has provided a strong indication that it is preparing to finalise a A$450 million deal to buy AAPT’s business and wholesale divisions from Telecom New Zealand, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.
08 December 2013
Norway’s auction of spectrum in the 800, 900 and 1800 megahertz bands has seen existing operators TeliaSonera and Telenor win spectrum. They are joined by new entrant TelcoData. Tele2 Norway has not secured spectrum.
09 December 2013
Bharti Airtel has sacked Jai Menon, the group CIO and the company's director of global innovation and IT, for alleged code of conduct violations, multiple people familiar with the matter said, reports Economic Times.
06 December 2013
América Móvil and broadcaster Televisa have said Mexico’s regulator has told them it is determining whether they are dominant players in the sector, reports Reuters.
Rob Marcus, the chief operating officer of Time Warner Cable is who is to become the company’s chief executive on 1 January 2014, has told shareholders he will decide whether to sell the company, reports Bloomberg.
05 December 2013
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has issued 4G licences to three Chinese operators, reports Xinhua.
27 September 2013
AT&T chief Randall Stephenson leads this year's Global Telecoms Business Power100, with Neelie Kroes in second position and Carlos Slim in third
12 December 2013
With a glut of subsea cable capacity into Ghana, Vodafone Wholesale is working to bridge the delivery gap that exists between supply and demand, says MD Julius Nkansah Owusu-Kyerematen
03 December 2013
Telenor is waiting for Myanmar’s new telecoms laws and rules to be settled before it can plan one of the world’s last greenfield launches, CEO Jon Fredrik Baksaas tells Alan Burkitt-Gray
22 November 2013
Australian operator Telstra is trying out LTE broadcast as a technology that may satisfy users’ demands for content, CTO Hugh Bradlow tells George Malim. Meanwhile he’s waiting to find the new Australian government’s national broadband strategy
14 November 2013
AT&T’s new wholesale chief José Gutiérrez believes operators could resell its newly launched cloud-based home security products, even though they may compete in other areas
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