Telecom Italia head plays down Orange speculation

Telecom Italia (TI) looked to quash speculation about a tie-up with Orange, with Giuseppe Recchi, chairman of the Italian player, stating that there had been no contact about an alliance. It was reported earlier this month that Orange head Stephane Richard …

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Telecom Italia favours all-stock bid for Oi — report

Telecom Italia (TI) is reportedly favouring an all-stock bid through its Brazilian business to acquire integrated operator Oi — an approach that would enable it to invest in its network in the South American market. According to Bloomberg sources, TI …

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Telecom Italia CEO lays out options for Metroweb deal — report

Marco Patuano, Telecom Italia’s chief executive, said the company is interested in buying some or all of the controlling stake in Milan-based fibre operator Metroweb held by asset management firm F2i . “We have offered two options: a total purchase (of …

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TI, Belgacom chiefs back OTT collaboration on privacy

LIVE FROM MOBILE 360-EUROPE, BRUSSELS: Operators must work with internet players to ensure that the privacy of users is adequately protected in the future, according to the CEOs of Telecom Italia and Belgacom. Speaking in a panel session, TI CEO …

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Vodafone plots Italian quadplay strategy

A leaked letter to Italy’s antitrust regulator and a statement from Swisscom’s CEO could both push forward Vodafone’s designs on the Italian fixed market. According to Reuters, Vodafone has warned AGCM — Italy’s competition regulator — against fixed incumbent Telecom …

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Intel in frame for Google Glass chips – report

Intel is reported to be providing processors for the next version of Google’s Glass wearable, providing a high-profile boost for the silicon vendor in its attempts to gain a foothold in the fledgling market. According to The Wall Street Journal …

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TI gearing up for Italian towers IPO — report

Telecom Italia (TI) is considering an IPO of its towers business in Italy and is looking to current Telecom Argentina CEO Oscar Cicchetti to lead the process, according to Bloomberg. Sources said the company is considering Elisabetta Ripa, its current …

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TI’s Metroweb bid faces regulatory setback; may open door to Vodafone

Telecom Italia’s (TI) plan to acquire fixed operator Metroweb would only be allowed under very strict conditions according to Giovanni Pitruzzella, chairman of AGCM, the country’s competition authority — an intervention which could open the door to rival bidders thought …

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TI given go-ahead to examine Oi options; confirms Brazilian towers sale

Telecom Italia’s (TI) board has given the company’s senior management the go-ahead to look at the possibility of combining its Brazilian mobile operations with integrated operator Oi. It had been reported that Marco Patuano, TI’s CEO, would propose at a board …

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