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Telecom Italia profits hit by regulatory provisions

Italian operator Telecom Italia announced its numbers for the first half of 2015 and revealed it only just managed to stay in profit thanks to a €399 million provision against regulatory affairs.

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Telecom Italia goes quadplay with Sky

Italian incumbent Telecom Italia (TI) has announced the introduction of the country’s first quadplay offering, by partnering with Sky to deliver TV content, internet, mobile and landline services.

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Telecom Italia reports first profit since 2010

Telecom Italia has posted its 2014 full year results showing the telco achieved profits for the first time in three years. This follows the operator’s recently announced three-year strategic plan, under which it plans to invest some €14.5 billion to modernise its network infrastructure.

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Telecom Italia sells Brazilian towers, mulls tie-up with Oi

Telecom Italia has announced the sale of its Brazilian towers to American Tower Corp for approximately €900 million, the price tag it set out to achieve in the first place. The telco also confirmed it is weighing up its options overall in the Brazilian market, and that it is considering a tie-up of its subsidiary Tim Participações with local competitor Oi.

Telecom Italia's sale of Argentinian unit is in slow process

Telecom Italia to sell stake in Argentina unit

Telecom Italia has announced it is to sell 17% stake of its subsidiary, Telecom Argentina to New York-based investor firm Fintech. The Italian incumbent said it plans to sell Telecom Argentina’s holding company Sofora’s entire shareholding to Fintech once it has received regulatory approval from the Argentinian regulator SECOM.

Huawei and Telenor sign an international deal

Vivendi agrees Brazilian exit

French conglomerate Vivendi said Friday that it has finally agreed a deal for the sale of its wholly owned Brazilian operation, GVT, to European carrier Telefónica. The agreement, signed Thursday, includes a payment of €4.66bn in cash.

Telecom Italia and AT&T both have their eyes on  Latin America

Telecom Italia and AT&T both mull LatAm acquisitions

Telecom Italia is said to be weighing up the possibility of buying Brazilian telco Oi in a bid to strengthen its local arm TIM Brazil) position in the South American market, where it looks likely to get squeezed if Telefónica’s purchase of GVT goes through as planned.

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Telefónica to part with Telecom Italia after GVT purchase

Telefonica has announced it will completely exit from Telecom Italia once its deal to acquire GVT from Vivendi, as agreed last week, is finalised. This means an end to a period of tense relations between the Spanish and Italian operators as they have battled over the Brazilian arm of Vivendi, and the chance to create a stronger local unit to compete in the Brazilian market.

Brazil's GVT could be the focus of a bidding war

Telecom Italia reportedly mulls GVT bid

Telecom Italia has reportedly initiated talks with Vivendi, in a bid to counter Telefónica’s bid for the latter’s Brazilian asset GVT, that could see Vivendi take a stake in either Telecom Italia or Telecom Italia Media, writes Digital TV Europe.

Telecom Italia has appointed Giuseppe Recchi as its chairman of the Board of Directors

Telecom Italia appoints chairman and Board

European operator group Telecom Italia has appointed Giuseppe Recchi as its chairman of the Board of Directors. Recchi’s appointment ends a six-month wait for a successor to former chairman Franco Bernabe, who also served as CEO at the firm.

Telecom Italia has tested High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA 16QAM) technology with infrastructure vendor NSN

Telecom Italia to double peak data with HSUPA

Telecom Italia has found it can double its network’s peak data rate, and vastly increase network capacity using High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) technology from infrastructure vendor NSN.

Anne Bouverot, director general, GSMA

GSMA’s Bouverot sends operator-backed open letter to Kroes calling for European reform

The director general of the GSMA, Anne Bouverot, has sent an open letter to EC Commissioner Neelie Kroes calling for policy reform that will encourage investment in Europe’s telecoms sector. Bouverot secured endorsements from the CEOs of ten European operators with a combined European mobile customer base of almost three quarters of a billion subscriptions, according to data from Informa’s World Cellular Investors service.

TI Sparkle and iBasis ink LTE roaming agreement

The carrier services arm of Telecom Italia, TI Sparkle, has announced an LTE roaming peering agreement with wholesaler iBasis, a subsidiary of Dutch operator group KPN.

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Telefonica ordered to reduce stake in TIM Brasil

Brazil’s antitrust regulator has ordered Spanish operator group Telefonica to relinquish part of its stake in TIM Brasil or seek a partner for its own Brazilian subsidiary Vivo.

Canonical has announced the release of Ubuntu 13.10 for desktops and mobiles

Ubuntu OS launched for smartphones and PCs

Open source software developer Canonical has launched an operating system for both mobile handsets and PCs. Ubuntu 13.10 is the firm’s effort to create OS convergence across all devices and has been hailed by Canonical as the “first true mobile release of Ubuntu”. The firm added that it is working with partners to bring Ubuntu smartphone devices to market in 2014.

Franco Bernabè has resigned from his role as chairman of the GSMA

GSMA chairman Bernabè resigns

Franco Bernabè has resigned from the role of chairman at trade association the GSMA. President and CEO of Norwegian operator group Telenor, Jon Fredrik Baksaas, who currently holds the positionof deputy chairman of the GSMA, will take on the role of acting chairman effective immediately.

Franco Bernabè has resigned from his role as chairman of the GSMA

Telecom Italia chief resigns

Italian operator Telecom Italia has announced that its chairman and CEO Franco Bernabè has resigned from his role. Bernabè tendered his resignation at a meeting of the operator’s Board of Directors, which will now be chaired by the vice president Aldo Minucci.

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