EE and Vodafone UK have stepped in to acquire nearly 200 shops from mobile retail chain Phones 4U following news that it has fallen into administration.
Ireland’s incumbent operator eircom has ruled out an IPO after concluding a strategic review of its business.
Telefónica has completed a deal for Brazilian fixed-line operator GVT, ending months of negotiation with Vivendi.
Ericsson has announced it will no longer develop modems and will instead redirect investment into radio networks.
Danish operator TDC has signed a deal worth €1.66bn to take over Norwegian TV and broadband provider Get, which will create Scandinavia's biggest cable TV company, with a customer base of 1.7 million connected homes.
Netherlands-based operator VimpelCom has signed a deal to sell its stake in Canadian wireless carrier Wind Mobile in a deal worth CAD135 million (€95.0 million).
Scotland faces an uncertain future over spectrum, roaming and the cost of deploying telecoms services, if the country votes for independence, new research from Macquarie has said.
Orange has made a €3.4 billion offer for Spanish telco Jazztel, as it moves to strengthen its fixed line services in the country.
Telenor has opened an online bank in Serbia as it looks to introduce mobile financial services into the Eastern European country.
Operator hopes that 4G LTE will significantly boost their financial performance could be short lived, with new research claiming overall service revenues will stagnate after passing the $1 trillion (€773.1 billion) mark next year.
Revenues at Iliad have topped the €2 billion mark between January and June after the company shook off a rejected bid for a majority share of T-Mobile US.
eircom has confirmed a network sharing agreement with rival Three and opened the door to a complete reorganisation of its business as revenues and profits fell in the 12 months to the end of June.
Vivendi has announced it is entering into exclusive discussions with Telefónica over the sale of its Brazilian fixed-line subsidiary GVT.
Bouygues Telecom saw net profits more than halve in the first six months of the year, as the company continues to flounder in the French telecoms market.
Vodafone is never far from a good rumour. Whether it’s American operator AT&T looking to acquire it, or anyone from BSkyB to TIM Brasil as potential prey, the UK-based operator is rarely out of the news.
Telefónica has improved its bid for Brazilian fixed-line operator GVT as Telecom Italia entered the fray for the Vivendi-owned company for the first time.
Vodafone’s Greek subsidiary has spent €72.7 million on acquiring 72.7 percent of broadband and fixed-line telephony provider Hellas Online.
Bundles and TV subscriptions helped to drive revenue in the face of falling profits at Swisscom during the first half of the year, as the operator upgraded its EBITDA expectations.
AT&T or Vodafone could be interested in acquiring Telecom Italia’s Brazilian subsidiary if Telefónica is successful in its bid for GVT, an investment bank has said.
By Jonathan Snade, Corporate Partner at Thomas Eggar LLP
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