Bouygues Telecom is set to challenge the balance within French telecommunications with a €963.4 million bid to fully acquire La Poste Telecom. Currently split between La Poste Group and SFR, the potential ownership change will significantly boost Bouygues’ customer base and reinforce its position in both mobile and fixed services.
Breaking new ground in the European telecoms sector, France’s Orange and Spain’s MásMóvil have won European Commission approval for their joint venture with a proviso. A stipulation of the deal instances Romania’s Digi – Spain’s largest MVNO – to acquire spectrum from MásMóvil. With this move, Digi could transform into the fourth mobile operator for the Spanish market.
In a significant development for Italy’s telecom landscape, WindTre has finalized an agreement to purchase OpNet, a renowned Italian Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) expert, for a deal worth €485 million. This acquisition not only enhances WindTre’s spectrum holdings but also integrates a pioneering 5G standalone network into its portfolio.
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority is investigating the proposed merger of mobile network providers, Three UK and Vodafone UK. The focus is on whether this union could diminish competition in the industry. While a smaller field of players is a concern, there is optimism as the new entity plans a hefty joint investment in infrastructure upgrades.
The potential partnership between HPE and Juniper is a strategic move that might redefine HPE’s journey towards high-growth solutions, specifically accentuating its high-margin networking business. The collaboration is timely as the demand for secure, unified tech solutions spirals due to AI and hybrid cloud businesses’ exponential growth. Leveraging on the strength of each company’s portfolio, the alliance aims to revolutionize networking for hybrid cloud and AI, potentially setting a new industry standard and bolstering innovation for enhanced user experiences.
Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (IOH) discloses plans of selling its data centres to BDx Indonesia, brightening BDx’s footprints in the Indonesian market. This move plays to the advantage of BDx who already operates data centres in Asia, while strengthening IOH’s commitment to enhance Indonesia’s tech landscape. Secured by substantial banking funding, this development emphasizes the continuous growth in the telecom and IT sectors.
In a recent development reported by Reuters, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is reportedly in the final stages of negotiations to acquire Juniper Networks, with the potential deal valued at $13 billion. The completion of the deal is anticipated as early as this week, marking a significant move for HPE into the burgeoning artificial intelligence (AI) market.
In a strategic move aimed at bolstering Norway’s space capabilities, Telenor Norway has successfully concluded the sale of its satellite business to Space Norway for a staggering NOK 2.36 billion ($228 million). The transaction, which received approval from the Norwegian Parliament just before Christmas, marks a significant shift in ownership of Telenor Satellite, a leading European provider of satellite TV broadcast and VSAT data communications services for maritime and land-based sectors.
Brookfield Asset Management’s proposed $2.5 billion acquisition of American Tower Corporation’s Indian operations could redefine the country’s telecom landscape. This strategic move, merging around 75,000 of ATC’s sites with Brookfield’s digital infrastructure, would create the world’s second-largest independent tower company. However, government approval remains a necessary stepping stone.
In a strategic move to bolster its cybersecurity offerings, SonicWall, a prominent player in the global cybersecurity arena, has officially acquired Banyan Security. Banyan Security is recognized as a leading provider of Security Service Edge (SSE) solutions tailored for the contemporary workforce, and this acquisition is poised to fortify SonicWall’s portfolio.