Altimo (Russia) is mulling the acquisition of 20%-25% stake in Indonesia's Excelcomindo.
Google is rumored to be planning to enter the UK mobile market with bidding for a slice of the 900 MHz spectrum. Another rumor circulate on Google: it could invest in high-speed cable system and lay trans-Pacific cable “Unity” in order to face demand.
Elisa (Finland) has sold 6.5% stake in CompTel for about €13m.
Virgin will shut down its online music subscription and download service in the U.S. and U.K.
Cosmote (Greece) has introduced a home zone service called Cosmote ONEphone, allowing 20mn of calls to fixed lines when using their mobile phone at home for €5 a month.
Brazil' s telecom infrastructure sales amounted to $1.2bn in IH07, down 11%.
ATT could slow spending in 4Q07 due to excess Project Lightspeed inventories and budgeted capex slow down.
China plans to submit home-grown 4G mobile technology standards to the International Telecom Union (ITU) between 2008 and 2009.
Vonage lost patent case with Sprint, will have to pay another $70m fine.
France Telecom announced its intention to buy shares of MobiFone, MNO in Vietnam.
Omantel said it has agreed on acquiring a majority stake in Pakistan's World Call.
India insists Vodafone must pay taxes over its Hutchinson Essar deal.
Sistema (Russia) has acquired a 10% stake in Shyam Telelink, an Indian telecom operator.
Telenor seeks peace with Russian Altimo over Ukraine assets in Vimpelcom and Kyivstar.
DT bought Orange Netherlands for €1.3bn.
Telekom Malaysia has announced the split of its fixed and mobile operations. The de-merger exercise will result in the creation of two separate telecommunication companies.
ATT is considering to buy an Indian operator to speed its entrance to the Indian market.