The Italian Government has no objections to foreign stakes in Telecom Italia. The announcement took place just after Telefonica and Sistem are said to negotiate for buying a stake in Olimpia through Pirelli.
Essar (India) is seeking partnership of equals and joint management with Vodafone in Hutchison Essar, even if Vodafona holds a majority stake.
Etisalat (UAE) could be interested in buying into Kuwait' s Wataniya.
Portugal Telecom rejects once more Sonae takeover bid, in spite of improved offer.
SK Telecom (S. Korea) is looking at investing in Indonesia' s Bakrie Telecom.