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Germany on starting blocks for 700-MHz spectrum auction

Germany is preparing for its next major spectrum auction, with the final bidding amount expected to come close to the €4.4 billion raised in the last auction in 2010, according to analysts.

Report: Telecom Italia targets almost €1B from planned towers IPO

Telecom Italia reportedly plans to raise €960 million ($1.1 billion) from the sale of a 40 per cent stake in its mobile tower unit via an initial public offering (IPO), increasing the targeted amount from around €730 million.

Telefónica invests $200M in new innovation initiative, seeks partners

Telefónica committed $200 million (€175 million) to the formation of an investment platform that it said will help drive the creation and supply of new products and services for its customers in Europe and Latin America.

Telefónica's opening quarter leaves analysts wanting

Telefónica disappointed analysts with its first-quarter earnings, with the operator's domestic performance detracting from an overall increase in net income compared to the same period of 2014.

Hutchison and VimpelCom hold 'exploratory' talks on Italian joint venture

Hutchison Whampoa and VimpelCom confirmed this week that they are in exploratory talks to merge their respective Italian mobile units in a joint venture, marking the latest effort by the Hong Kong-based company to expand its European operations.

Orange in talks to sell fibre assets to secure approval of Jazztel deal

Orange is in talks with a number of potential buyers for some of the fibre assets it would gain as part of an acquisition of Spanish broadband provider Jazztel, as it attempts to secure regulatory approval for the deal.

O2 UK sale to result in breakup of payments venture Weve

UK mobile payments venture Weve could soon be broken up, as reports say the planned sale of founding partner O2 UK to Hutchison Whampoa would dismantle the existing three-year partnership.

Telefónica turns to Alcatel-Lucent, Accenture to improve customer care

Telefónica is preparing to deploy subscriber management software from Alcatel-Lucent and consultancy Accenture in a bid to improve customer care in Europe and Latin America.

EU to decide on Orange's planned Jazztel acquisition by June 1

European Union anti-trust regulators have now given themselves until June 1 to decide whether or not to approve Orange's plan to buy Spanish fixed-line operator Jazztel, after resuming their scrutiny of the proposed €3.4 billion ($3.65 billion) acquisition.

Telefónica starts 'new journey' in Brazil after approval of GVT deal

Telefónica said it is beginning a 'new journey in the Brazilian market" after receiving approval from Brazil's antitrust authority, Cade, to acquire fixed-line operator Global Village Telecom (GVT) from Vivendi.