Vodafone will launch a DSL-based internet service in Spain from Oct 8.
Teliasonera expands its presence in Asia with a second PoP in Singapore. Teliasonera has more than 100 PoP across Europe, USA and APAC. It also bought major stakes in Applifone in Cambodia and Spice in Nepal.
FT and SFR-Neuf (both in France) have signed a deal for expediting the deployment of their optical fiber networks in 15 French cities.
Vimpelcom (Russia) is reportedly mulling the possibility of liquidating Golden Telecom as a legal entity. It has received, through its JV GTEL-Mobile, a GSM license in Vietnam.
Magyar Telekom (Hungary) will spend about €160m by 2013 on a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network to reach some 780k households.
FE Coscom (Uzbekistan) has launched a 3G trial network in Tashkent and Samarkand.
Maroc Telecom, along with Vodafone, MTN, Zain and Saudi Telecom, have been shortlisted to bid for Sotelma (Mali). 51% of Sotelma will be sold to an investor.
Etisalat has bought a 45% stake in Swan Telecom (India) for $900m.
Partner Comms (Israel) will launch in 1H09 VoB (Voice over Broadband) and Internet services.
Kuwait' s Viva IPO has raised about $94m.
Galaxy Backbone (Nigeria) will deploy a broad band network to reach over 12m Nigerians in the rural and underserved communities.