Global operator strategies - 29/06/07

Publié le par Jean Arnal

EU has ruled against mobile operators seeking to reclaim part of their 3G license as a value-added tax (VAT) rebate.

EU will file a lawsuit against Germany later in June over the country's controversial telecoms legislation, which allows DT to close its new very high speed network from rivals.

France is selling another 5%-7% stake in France Telecom for an expected amount of €3bn. France still holds a little bit more than 25% stake in FT.

Morocco is selling 4% of Maroc Telecom (owned 51% by Vivendi).

Omantel (Oman) plans to buy 51% stake in Pakistan-based Worldcall and will participate in the bid.

Telefonica is believed to be interested in Brazil's Telemig to achieve country coverage.

Sonaecom (Portugal) is to buy Tele2 Portugal for €16m.

China Telecom will buy China Telecom USA, China Telecom Hong Kong and CTSI for $184m.

Hutchison Whampoa has increased its stake in HTIL to over 50%.

Dobson (US) is said to be for sale!!

Saudi Telecom (STC) said it will spend $3bn for 25% stake in axis (Malaysia) and 51% stake in Indonesia's Natrindo Telepon Seluler ("NTS").

BCE (Canada) is believed to receive bids from 3 groups, as Telus (Canada) gives up the process. The thre bidders should be the Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan/ Equity Partners, the Canadian Pension Plan/ KKR and US Cerebus Capital Management.

DoCoMo boosts its stake in PLDT (Indonesia) to 15.5%.

Singtel is buying a 30% stake in Pakistani operator Warid Telecom for $758m.

China: Investments in the Chinese telecoms sector went up 33% to about $9.6bn in the first five months of this year.

Greece is selling almost 11% of its national operator OTE for about € 1.1bn, but still keeps 28% stake.

The government of Ghana plans to sell stake in Ghana Telecom.

Telecom Italia is selling 10.4% stake in Oger Telecom (Dubai) for $477m.

SK Telecom (S. Korea) plans to become a strategic partner of China Unicom.

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