Deutsche Telekom gets clearance for GTS buy; Drahi starts marketing mega-bond for SFR deal

> BSkyB and TalkTalk will build a fibre optic network in York, UK that will offer internet access more than three times faster than BT's top service. Article

> Deutsche Telekom has obtained the required merger control clearance from the European Commission for the acquisition of GTS Central Europe. Release

> Altice founder Patrick Drahi has started marketing the biggest high-yield bond sale globally to finance his €17 billion ($23 billion) acquisition of French operator SFR. Article

> The board of TIM Participações SA, a unit of Telecom Italia, has recommended that the company bid in an upcoming auction of the 700 MHz frequency for LTE services in Brazil. Article

> German researchers hacked the fingerprint sensor on Samsung's Galaxy S5 smartphone, just days after the device hit shops. Article

And finally...A UK teaching association said children are losing basic motor skills and dexterity because they are using smartphones and tablet PCs too much. Article