Vodafone Italia, Wind and Metroweb strike network deal

Vodafone Italia and Vimpelcom’s Italian subsidiary Wind have signed a letter of intent with Metroweb to jointly rollout fibre coverage, casting further doubts on Telecom Italia’s chances of landing the broadband unit. Telecom Italia had a takeover bid for Metroweb rejected …

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Telecom Italia may revisit Metroweb acquisition talks

Following news that Vodafone Italia has reached a preliminary deal to buy a stake in Milan-based fibre operator Metroweb, Telecom Italia’s board of directors are to meet today (March 26) to assess their own plans of acquiring the company, Reuters reported. …

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Vodafone Italia moves closer on Metroweb deal

Vodafone Italia reportedly reached a preliminary deal to buy a stake in Milan-based fibre operator Metroweb from asset management firm F2i. According to various media outlets, Vodafone and F2i have signed a letter of intent to negotiate a deal. As …

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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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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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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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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.