Brazil approves Oi and PT merger; Openreach appoints new CEO

> Brazil's competition watchdog Cade has approved the merger of Grupo Oi SA and Portugal Telecom SGPS SA with no restriction. Article

> Joe Garner is to be the new CEO of Openreach, BT has announced. Garner, who will join in mid-February, will replace Liv Garfield, who is leaving to become CEO of Severn Trent. Release

> Russia's Sistema is studying a potential acquisition of a stake in Latvia's telecommunications operator Lattelecom. Article

> A US appeals court has struck down the government's latest effort to require internet providers to treat all web traffic equally, in a blow to net neutrality efforts of the FCC. Article

And finally… A fleet of eight new electric vehicles charged via a wireless booster will operate in Milton Keynes from late January. Article