Telstra buys Pacnet for $700 million

Telstra has acquired Asian telecoms service provider Pacnet for $697 million to boost its position outside of Australia. Pacnet is a regional provider of connectivity, managed services and data centre services. It owns more than 46,000km of submarine cable infrastructure …

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Australia’s Telstra targets Pacnet in potential $1B deal

Australia’s Telstra has confirmed it is in advanced talks to acquire undersea cable operator Pacnet and is currently negotiating a price. Australia’s largest telecom operator said the firms are close to an agreement, with Pacnet reportedly looking to be valued …

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RCom awards Ericsson $1B managed services deal

India’s Reliance Communications (RCom) has contracted Ericsson to manage both its wireline and wireless networks across all its operations in India. The seven-year contract, reportedly valued at more than $1 billion, covers RCom’s 2G/CDMA/3G networks as well as 150,000km of …

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CenturyLink announces expansion into China

The business arm of American telco CenturyLink has announced the expansion of its managed services availability into the Chinese market. The announcement marks a potentially significant step for Western businesses moving into the worlds’ second largest economy. Managed hosting, security, cloud and networking solutions will be available to customers based in China, via a dedicated […]

Vodafone Egypt outsources to Ericsson

Vodafone Egypt has signed up Ericsson as its first outsourcing partner, under a three year managed services agreement, to deliver network field maintenance services and improve the quality of its network in the greater Cairo area.

Telenor taps Ericsson for Myanmar network

Operator group Telenor has called on infrastructure vendor Ericsson to provide network equipment and managed services for its network in Myanmar. The two firms have signed a five year contract which sees Ericsson implementing equipment in a multivendor environment as well as provide managed services for the network.

E-Plus hands over network management to ZTE

German operator E-Plus, which is in the process of being acquired by Telefónica, has completed the transition of its network management to Chinese firm ZTE.