BT names new CEO; Vivendi reportedly wants France Telecom to bid for Maroc Telecom

> BT said Gavin Patterson will succeed Ian Livingston its CEO in September, when Livingston will become UK Minister of State for Trade and Investment. Release

> Telefónica denied reports that the government had halted a €70 billion ($93 billion) offer from AT&T. Article

> Vivendi has reportedly urged France Telecom to submit a bid for Maroc Telecom, after Ooredoo withdrew its offer. Article (sub. req.)

> Sudan has scrapped a 30 per cent profit tax on telecom operators until the end of 2015, replacing it with a 2.5 per cent levy on total income. Article

> T-Mobile Austria is reportedly planning to introduce new mobile rate plans in July with a focus on data. Article

> TeliaSonera hopes for a fresh start as it picks Johan Dennelind, the current CEO of South Africa's Vodacom International, as its new CEO. Article

And finally… The world's last telegram will be sent in India on July 14. Stop. Article