Telecom Italia is close to announcing a deal to sell the mobile phone towers of its Brazilian business TIM Participacoes to American Tower, as chief executive Marco Patuano also continues to push for a tie-up with Brazilian rival Oi.
Leading mobile operators in the UK are in the process of determining how far they will go in offering bundles that incorporate mobile, fixed voice, fixed broadband and TV services as they prepare for increased competition from fixed players.
Telecom Italia on Monday denied reports that it plans to sell new shares to finance an acquisition in Brazil, as fresh reports state the company's board is preparing to discuss options for its subsidiary in the country.
TalkTalk has signed a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) agreement with Telefónica as part of an overall strategy that will see the UK fixed operator expand its "quad-play" offering that combines fixed broadband and TV services with mobile plans and, ultimately, build a small cell network to support its mobile play.
Telefónica's net income and revenues fell in the first nine months as the Spanish operator continues its strategy of acquisition and sell-offs to focus on key European and Latin American markets.
Altice has launched a fully financed €7 billion ($8.8 billion) offer to buy Portugal Telecom from Oi in a move that could also boost the Brazil-based group's plan to focus on a joint bid for Telecom Italia's TIM Brasil unit.
Vodafone continues to be dogged by taxation problems as the operator confirmed it is probing a potential fraud at Spanish unit Ono just weeks after finally making progress in a long running tax dispute in India.
The GSM Association (GSMA) said adoption of its common Embedded SIM standard will boost machine-to-machine (M2M) market growth by almost 40 per cent by 2020, as it revealed a string of big name backers for the specification.
Deutsche Telekom and China Mobile have signed an agreement on the creation of a 50:50 joint venture in China that will focus on the development of connected car services and technology.
Oi CEO Zeinal Bava has resigned in a move that some see as the first step towards the possible breakup of the merger between the Brazilian operator and Portugal Telecom that was due to complete this quarter.