Sprint, T-Mobile talks collapse as Masayoshi Son prefers to walk alone

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Top management of the two firms couldn’t resolve how to share control of the combined company.

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India: Global investors approach Airtel for stake in Bharti Infratel

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The move comes a day after Bharti Infratel said that it aims to buy the stake it doesn’t own in its Indus Towers Ltd unit from Vodafone India Ltd, Idea Cellular Ltd and a private equity investor.


SoftBank to halt Sprint merger talks with T-Mobile – report

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SoftBank will propose ending the talks as early as Tuesday, a Nikkei report said.


India: Bharti Infratel aims to acquire Indus Towers to create telecom tower giant

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Indus Towers is a joint venture between Vodafone India, Bharti Infratel and Idea Cellular.


India: Bharti Telecom to buy 4.62% stake in Airtel for up to $1.5b

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As many as 184,710,183 equity shares, owned by Indian Continent Investment Ltd, will be acquired on 3 November.


Indonesia: Telkom to acquire stakes in three firms, readies $369m for potential deals

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Telkom has repeatedly said that it wants to grow in the digital space through collaboration or acquisition


India, world’s second largest telecom market, is going through a phase of disruption

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As the storm caused by changing regulations, tariff battle settles down, the industry is once again looking at an upward curve in terms of revenue.


T-Mobile, Sprint plan to announce merger without asset divestitures

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Companies seek to preserve as much of their spectrum holdings as they can before regulators ask for concessions.


Idea shareholders give nod for merging mobile biz with Vodafone India

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Over 99% of Idea shareholders voted in favour of the merger at the shareholders’ meeting on 12 October.


India: Consolidation wave continues in telecom, Bharti to take over Tata’s consumer mobile biz

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The merger includes tansfer of all the customers and assets of Tata CMB to Bharti Airtel