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Vivendi cements position as Telecom Italia's largest shareholder

French media company Vivendi strengthened its hold on Telecom Italia by further increasing its stake in the Italian operator in early September.

Vivendi chief says Telecom Italia stake rise would be a long-term play

Vivendi CEO Arnaud De Puyfontaine said the company may make further investments in Telecom Italia in future, but that such a move is not currently on the French media company's radar.

Telecom Italia reports drop in H1 profit, puts hopes in Three/Wind merger

Telecom Italia reported a 16.4 per cent year-on-year drop in EBITDA for the first half of 2015 after the company was hit by a one-off charge of €399 million ($436 million) linked to provisions for regulatory and legal risks.

VimpelCom, Hutchison agree to merge Wind and Three Italy

CK Hutchison Holdings and VimpelCom agreed to form a 50:50 joint venture that will own and operate their respective mobile businesses in Italy, hailing the transaction as the largest M&A deal in Italy since 2007 with a total value of €21.8 billion ($23.8 billion).

Telecom Italia plans to slash 1,700 jobs

Telecom Italia confirmed plans to cut about 1,700 jobs and delay a scheme that would have seen the Italian operator hire up to 4,000 young people under a government proposal.

Telecom Italia rebrands all services under TIM

Telecom Italia has now rebranded its fixed, mobile and Internet services under the TIM brand on the 20th anniversary since the erstwhile mobile-only brand was first launched.

Generali cut Telecom Italia stake as Vivendi moved to become largest shareholder

Telecom Italia shareholder Generali sold the bulk of its stake in the operator on the open market around the time that French media group Vivendi confirmed it would become the former incumbent's largest shareholder in place of Telefónica.

Vivendi becomes largest Telecom Italia shareholder with almost 15%

France-based Vivendi became the largest shareholder in Telecom Italia after purchasing a total stake of 14.9 per cent, replacing long-term investor Telefónica.

Vivendi tipped to raise Telecom Italia stake within next 2 days

Vivendi geared up to cement its position as Telecom Italia's leading shareholder with a plan to increase its holding to 14.9 per cent that could be executed in the next two days.

Telefónica completes GVT acquisition

Telefónica finally completed the 100 per cent acquisition of fixed-line operator GVT from Vivendi, saying it has now become the largest integrated telecommunications company in Brazil in terms of both revenue and customers with over 105 million subscriptions.