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The Moroccan government has hired local investment bank Upline Securities to help bring in a consortium of Moroccan investors to invest in Maroc Telecom, as part of UAE operator Etisalat’s acquisit

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Tata and Srei Infrastructure have put forward plans to sell the majority of their holding in JV Viom networks, several sources report.

More deals are expected in Indonesia following Malaysian Axiata Group’s acquisition of Saudi Telecoms Indonesian unit Axis, in a deal valuing the company at US$865m.

Telenor and Ooredoo are in talks to explore the potential benefits of joint tower operations, Ooredoo’s chief strategy officer has announced.

Tata Teleservices, Sistema MTS and Aircel are apparently exploring a potential three-way merger in India, reports the Indian Economic Times.

BNP Paribas is continuing to pitch Mauritanian operator Mattel to prospective buyers on behalf of Tunisie Telecom, which is hoping to sell its 51% stake in the company.

Vodacom’s proposed R5bn (US$502m) deal to acquire South African fixed line operator Neotel from India’s Tata Communications has attracted opposition from Wireless Access Providers’ Association (Wap

According to market rumours, the government of Mozambique is again floating the idea of merging and privatising state-owned telecom operator mCel and TV operator Televisao de Mocambique (TVM).

The Zambian government has rescinded a US$220m contract awarded to Chinese firm Star Software for a digital migration project amid concerns over irregularities over the tender process, according to

Qatar’s incumbent Ooredoo has sent RFPs to banks to assess plans to launch a secondary stock market listing on the London Stock Exchange, according to media reports.

The Algerian government announced on September 26 plans to bring 10 state owned entities to the stock market, including mobile operator Mobilis.

Zain, Vodafone, du and Zajil have teamed up to build a high-bandwidth transmission cable system spanning five countries in the Middle East.

The telecom regulator in Bahrain has scrapped plans to hold a LTE auction which could have seen new entrants enter the three-player mobile market.

The Savings Deposit Insurance Fund of Turkey (TMSF) is thought to be hiring an investment bank to run the sale of Turkish TV company DigiTurk, which has already attracted two bids from Turk Telekom

Private equity firm Montagu has hired Goldman Sachs to lead a sale process for Polish broadcast infrastructure company EmiTel, with an auction process and first round bids due to kick off in mid-to

Petr Kellner’s PPF group has shunned the upcoming 4G spectrum auction in the Czech Republic and has instead been holding talks with the country’s existing operators with the intention of acquiring

The M&A panellists at the TMT Finance Central and East Europe Conference had plenty to discuss in Warsaw in September, with deal activity buzzing amid talks of consolidation and bumper M&A

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