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29 November 2012
| Kavit Majithia
UK operator Vodafone has claimed national telecoms companies are aiming to re-establish traditional monopolies in Europe in a bid to restrict fair access to high-speed networks.
Vittorio Colao, chief executive at Vodafone told the
Financial Times that Vodafone is likely to take legal action
against any remonopolisation of the sector.
He believes former monopolies still own 60-70% of the fixed
market, and his comments threaten to split the telecoms
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Deutsche Telekom and Orange have confirmed reports that BT Group is also in talks to acquire UK mobile operator EE.
Hurricane Electric has added a PoP in Interxion’s Dusseldorf data centre.
Hibernia Networks has added a PoP at one of TelecityGroup’s Dublin-based data centres in Ireland.
Telekom Austria has raised $1.24 billion in a share sale, which has seen majority-owner América Móvil and state holding company OIAG take up their pro rata shares.
Telekom Austria Group has begun offering LTE-Advanced services in selected locations in Austria and Slovenia.