EE wins £1B emergency services deal; SEC filing reveals price of Niel's Telecom Italia stake

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> France's Minister for the Economy, Emmanuel Macron, said he is not opposed in principle to consolidation in the telecoms sector, as Orange reportedly started acquisition talks with Bouygues Telecom. Reuters article

> South Africa's Cell C plans to sell shares to raise funds and reduce debt. Reuters article

> EE won a £1 billion (€1.4 billion/$1.5 billion) contract to provide the 4G network for emergency services in the UK. Financial Times article

> Smartphones and mobile apps are central to Welsh government health service plans. BBC News report

> Xavier Niel refused to discuss his plans for Telecom Italia, after an SEC filing revealed the French businessman paid €225 million ($246 million) for a 15 per cent long option stake in the operator. Reuters article

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