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Danish telco TDC accepts $6.6bn takeover bid

2018-02-13 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

  Danish telco TDC has accepted a second takeover bid of around $6.6 billion from a consortium of local pension funds. The consortium, which is spearheaded by Australian firm Macquarie…read more on TotalTele.com »

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MTS acquires 2 of Russia's biggest online ticketing firms

2018-02-12 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Russian telco MTS has announced the strategic acquisition of two ticket selling businesses, according to a company release.  MTS purchased a 100% stake in MDTZK, which operates under the name Ticketland…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Could BT be forced to sell off Openreach as UK govt pushes for full fibre roll out?

2018-02-12 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

The UK government could be prepared to revisit the possibility of separating BT from its network subsidiary Openreach, according to reports in the British press. Sources in Westminster told the Daily Telegraph newspaper that the UK government was becoming "…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Global round-up - Vodafone India set for post merger rebrand

2018-02-12 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

India – Vodafone India may seek a new brand identity following its proposed merger with Idea Cellular, according to a report in The Economic Times of India. "There will be a new brand identity — work has started on it," a senior consultant working on the merged company's new identity told the Economic Times, speaking on the condition of anonymity due to non-disclosure agreements.  It is believed that the new brand will not come into force until at least a year after the completion of the proposed merger…read more on TotalTele.com »

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When is a telco not a telco? When its a TV company

2018-02-09 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Times are tough for telcos the world over at the moment. Wafer thin margins and razor-sharp competition means that telcos are looking for ways to diversify their revenue streams and expand into business areas and markets that are outside of their comfort zone. BT splashing close to £10 billion on Premier League football rights, is one example of this, with the UK's former incumbent making a full-scale push into the world of sports broadcasting. Whether BT is ultimately able to make a complete success of this remains to be seen, but there are other models emerging as telcos look to evolve the business units that drive profitability…read more on TotalTele.com »

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