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German regulator may require cable operators to open networks to third parties – FAZ

German regulator may require cable operators to open networks to third parties – FAZ

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany’s regulator is considering requiring cable TV operators to provide network access to third parties, in a shift that could affect talks on a European merger between Vodafone and Liberty Global. The proposed deal’s main prize would be to bring together Vodafone’s German cable operation with Unitymedia, Liberty’s local unit, which operate [...]

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Telecom Italia CEO says his position ‘untenable’ if Elliott wins board majority

Telecom Italia CEO says his position ‘untenable’ if Elliott wins board majority

MILAN (Reuters) – Telecom Italia (TIM) CEO Amos Genish said his position at Italy’s biggest phone group would be “untenable” if activist fund Elliott manages to win the majority of board seats at a shareholder vote on Friday, according to a newspaper interview. FILE PHOTO: Telecom Italia CEO Amos Genish gestures during a debate at [...]

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T-Mobile agrees to acquire Sprint

T-Mobile agrees to acquire Sprint

(Reuters) – T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O) agreed on Sunday to acquire peer Sprint Corp (S.N), in an all-stock deal that will combine the third and fourth largest U.S. wireless carriers and is expected to attract regulatory scrutiny over its impact on consumers. Smartphones with the logos of T-Mobile and Sprint are seen in this illustration [...]

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