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  • BTG-Led Group Removes Firm Guarantee From Oi Share Sale

    Grupo BTG Pactual SA and 13 banks managing Oi SA’s stock offering, part of a capital increase of as much as 24.2 billion reais ($10.6 billion), will no longer commit to buying the shares should investor demand fall short.

  • German Agency Says Telefonica With E-Plus Must Cede Airwaves

    Telefonica SA must give up some wireless frequencies in Germany should it gain approval for its planned takeover of Dutch carrier Royal KPN NV’s E-Plus unit, according to the Federal Network Agency.

  • Vodafone to Buy Ono in $10 Billion Spanish Cable Push

    Vodafone Group Plc, the world’s second-largest wireless carrier, agreed to buy Spanish cable operator Grupo Corporativo Ono SA in a 7.2 billion-euro ($10 billion) transaction to boost TV and broadband offerings.

  • Vodafone $10 Billion Spain Deal Leaves Italy Waiting Fix

    Vodafone Group Plc’s $25 billion of cable acquisitions in Germany and Spain leaves one major European market where it needs more competitive landline offerings: Italy.

  • Slim Losing Out on $1 Billion in Antitrust Crackdown

    America Movil SAB, the telecommunications giant that propelled Carlos Slim to the world’s biggest fortune, will lose out on $1 billion in profit over three years because of long-awaited regulations imposed in Mexico, said Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. and Banco Itau BBA SA.

  • Billionaire Drahi Faces French Scrutiny in SFR Bid

    The dark horse in a three- billionaire race to win France’s second-biggest phone company amassed his fortune largely away from the public eye, his photo appearing in a newspaper for the first time only in 2009. Patrick Drahi will have to get used to a lot more attention.

  • Vivendi Said to Seek Final SFR Bids as Bouygues Boosts Odds

    Vivendi SA has asked Bouygues SA and Altice SA, the competing bidders for its French phone unit SFR, to submit final offers by tomorrow, giving them a chance to improve their terms, people familiar with the matter said.

  • Bouygues Negotiates $2.5 Billion Mobile-Asset Sale to Iliad

    Bouygues SA, seeking to preempt antitrust concerns over its proposed wireless merger with Vivendi SA’s SFR, is in talks to sell spectrum and its network to Iliad SA for as much as 1.8 billion euros ($2.5 billion).

  • America Movil Withdraws $9.7 Billion Takeover Offer for KPN

    America Movil SAB withdrew its 7.2 billion-euro ($9.7 billion) offer for shares of Royal KPN NV after talks broke down with the Dutch phone carrier, striking a blow to billionaire Carlos Slim’s European strategy.

  • AT&T’s U.S. Vision Rankles Europe as Vodafone Bid on Hold

    AT&T Inc. Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson comes to Europe several times a year bearing a message: The region would do well to learn from the Americans in developing new mobile technology. Problem is, Europe isn’t particularly interested in the lesson.

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