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Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica has struck a deal to use some of U.S. rival AT&T’s infrastructure in Mexico, a move analysts said would better position both to compete with the market’s juggernaut, billionaire Carlos Slim’s America Movil. Under the agreement announced on Thursday, Telefonica will use AT&T’s wireless ‘last-mile’ equipment…

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Uncertainty over which telecom networks could be used is one of the reasons as to why France is likely to delay its 5G spectrum auction, the head of the French telecoms federation said on Wednesday. Earlier this week, Reuters reported that France is likely to delay its 5G spectrum auction…

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Bulgaria plans to offer frequencies for 5G wireless networks by the middle of 2020, the head of the telecoms regulator said on Tuesday. Bulgaria and other European countries are preparing to launch 5G services, which allow high-speed data downloads, and the EU targets having an operational 5G network in at…

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Bezeq Israel Telecom said on Monday it hoped it could soon start deploying its fibre optic network after the telecoms regulator opened the door to a less comprehensive service than it had previously demanded. Bezeq, the dominant telecoms group in Israel, has been locked in a battle with the regulator…

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Italy’s biggest phone group Telecom Italia (TIM) is asking infrastructure funds to come up with bids next week for the assets of smaller broadband rival Open Fiber that will include its own last-mile network, sources said. The former monopoly is pressing ahead with plans to find one or more funds…

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South Africa’s Telkom SA said on Friday it is in talks over a potential takeover of Cell C, the country’s third biggest mobile carrier that has been grappling with hefty debts. Telkom, which is 40% owned by the state and is itself struggling with an increasingly costly debt burden, said…

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Deutsche Telekom is keen to float or find a partner for its mobile towers assets, Chief Executive Tim Hoettges said on Wednesday, lavishing praise on Spain’s Cellnex (CLNX.MC) for its role in developing the telecoms infrastructure business. Europe’s largest telecoms group carved out its Deutsche Funkturm towers unit years ago…

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Telia won conditional EU antitrust approval on Tuesday for its $957 million bid for Bonnier Broadcasting, a deal the Swedish telecoms firm hopes will help it better compete with the likes of Netflix and Amazon. The European Commission said Telia had offered a series of concessions to address its concerns,…

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Israel's Communications Minister has approved the sale of a controlling share in the country's largest telecom group, Bezeq, to the foreign private investor group Searchlight Capital Partners, Bezeq's parent company said on Monday. Searchlight, which has offices in New York, London and Toronto, has offered to inject 640 million shekels…

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Telecom Italia (TIM) plans to spin off its data center operations and look for an investor ahead of a potential market listing, it said on Friday, after announcing a partnership with Google to develop its cloud business. The move is part of a plan by Chief Executive Luigi Gubitosi aimed…