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Bharti’s purchase of Zain Africa a done deal

With a deal between two emerging markets giants thought to be in the closing stages, the acquisition of Zain’s sub Saharan African assets represents a landmark deal for both Bharti Airtel and Zain, and for the African region itself.

Amdocs buys MX Telecom for $104m

Amdocs — the industry behemoth — swooped in and acquired the mighty MX Telecom, one of the best messaging providers on the planet. I got the news just as I was coming out of a meeting and had to stop everything and send a quick post up to the site here followed by a few more announcement details, including the price – $104m.

Agilent offloads wireless operation

Network test and measurement firm exited the telecoms space on Thursday when it sold its wireless testing operations to fixed line measurement firAgilent m JDSU.

UK OFT voices concern over Orange T-Mobile merger

The UK’s Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has made a request to the European Commission that it refer the UK aspects of the proposed merger of Orange and T-Mobile to the OFT. France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom announced the plan to merge their UK operations in September 2009.

Slim expands empire

Carlos Slim, head of Latin American powerhouse America Movil and third richest man in the world, may be jumping a couple of spaces in the rich list on the back of a move to consolidate his empire.

India’s Bharti moves into Bangladesh

Indian operator Bharti Airtel said Tuesday it has agreed to acquire at 70 per cent stake in Bangladeshi service provider Warid Telecom backed by an investment totalling $1bn.

Regional consolidation derailed by pride

The prospect of consolidation among operators in the Middle East and African region has provided much fuel for the industry rumour mill in 2009. But the collapse of talks involving the disposal of Zain Africa to Indian carriers BSNL and MTNL, as well as those between Bharti and MTN has brought to light a disruptive and persistent level of pride within the operator community.

Belgacom, MTN merge carrier services operations

Belgacom’s International Carrier Services (ICS) division has extended its long standing partnership with pan-African carrier MTN, with the combination of the two firms ICS units and MTN’s acquisition of a stake in Belgacom ICS.

Zain, Paltel merger off

After months of courting, the proposed merger between emerging markets telecoms giant Zain and Palestinian operator Paltel is off.

Survival of the fittest

The prospect of consolidation among African and Middle Eastern operators has provided much fuel for the industry rumour mill in 2009, but the apparent collapse of talks involving Zain Africa as well as those between Bharti and MTN has not diminished the appetite for expansion.

Nigeria sets two-month deadline on Nitel privatisation

Nigeria’s government has set a 60-day deadline for the privatisation of the state-owned incumbent telco Nitel, including mobile operation M-Tel. The announcement came on Monday as the Nigerian vice-president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, appointed a new board to the company to oversee its stabilisation.

Emerging markets to drive M&A growth

The ongoing potential for rapid mobile subscription growth means that emerging markets are set to take over as the main driver of M & A activity, according to research released Thursday. Findings from the Global Mobile M&A report, released by industry analyst and telecoms.com parent Informa Telecoms & Media, reveal that although M&A activity appeared […]

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