Telecom operators press for Brussel’s scrutiny

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: In order to to scrutinise the proposed merger of their UK mobile phone businesses, France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom are pressing for regulators in Brussels rather than London. The telecoms groups are hopeful that European Commission’s inquiry would be shorter than one by UK competition authorities. On the other hand, consumers feel that the proposed merger of France Telecom’s …

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Verizon Wireless in talks to buy Alltel (USA)

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Verizon Wireless is in talks to buy Alltel Communications, the country’s fifth-largest wireless carrier by subscribers, for $27 billion (€17.5 billion), according to news reports. If consummated, an acquisition would be the biggest telecom deal since AT&T bought BellSouth at the end of 2006. Adding Alltel’s 13.2 million subscribers to Verizon Wireless’ 67.2 million would create the largest wireless carrier …

EditorVerizon Wireless in talks to buy Alltel (USA)