Hutch, VimpelCom confirm Italian talks

Hutchison confirmed “exploratory negotiations” with VimpelCom about forming an equal joint venture in Italy through a merger of their respective Italian operations. A deal between 3 Italia and Wind is subject to reaching agreement on terms, signing a definitive agreement, achieving …

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Hutchison plans to sell one-third stake in O2/3 UK entity for £3.1B

Hutchison Whampoa is recruiting five heavyweight investors to help fund its proposed £10.25 billion ($15.4 billion) acquisition of O2 UK. The five investors will pay £3.1 billion for a 33 per cent stake in Hutchison 3G UK Holdings, which was …

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Google, Hutch discuss roaming deal

Google is in discussions with Hutchison Whampoa about enabling US consumers to use their phones abroad without incurring additional roaming charges, according to The Telegraph. The search giant wants users to be charged the same for voice, text or data …

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Hutchison on verge of O2 deal – reports

Hong Kong conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa, owner of 3 UK, the smallest mobile network operator in the UK, is said to be closing in on a £10.25 billion deal to land Telefonica-owned O2, the second largest mobile player. Exclusive talks between …

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Hutch, VimpelCom set to restart stalled merger talks in Italy – report

Hutchison Whampoa and VimpelCom are back in contact about merging their respective Italian units, according to Il Giornale. Executives from the two companies held an initial meeting at the London offices of Deutsche Bank earlier this week. The two companies …

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Force BT to give up spectrum, says Vodafone UK CEO

BT will control 45 per cent of the UK mobile industry’s spectrum holding if its proposed takeover of EE is successful but should give up some of those radio frequencies, according to a Financial Times interview with Vodafone UK CEO …

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Indosat tight-lipped on Hutch bid speculation

Indonesian operator Indosat said it could not comment on a local media report that it wanted to acquire smaller rival PT Hutchison 3 Indonesia — a deal that would create a new number two in one of Asia’s largest mobile …

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Hutch confirms £10.25B talks to merge 3/O2 in UK

Hutchison Whampoa has confirmed speculation it is in exclusive talks with Telefonica to acquire O2 UK for £10.25 billion, a deal that would create the country’s largest mobile operator – but one without a significant fixed presence in a market …

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Hutch, O2 in talks to create UK market leader — report

Hutchison Whampoa is in early discussions about buying rival O2, a deal that would create the UK’s largest mobile operator albeit without a significant fixed presence in a market driven by convergence strategies. According to the Sunday Times, Hutchison is …

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