eir acquires sports broadcaster Setanta; VimpelCom faces class action suit over Uzbekistan allegations

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> The Italian government is keeping a close eye on Telecom Italia, but said it does not plan to buy a stake in the operator. Reuters article

> eir CEO Richard Moat said an acquisition of sports broadcaster Setanta Sports Channel Ireland is the telecoms company's biggest buy since it acquired Meteor in 2005. eir announcement

> U.S. law firm Goldberg Law filed a class action lawsuit against VimpelCom over allegations it paid bribes to secure an operating licence in Uzbekistan. Equities.com report

> Nokia confirmed the sale of its Here business to a consortium of German automotive manufacturers comprising Audi, BMW and Daimler. Nokia release

> UAE-based Etisalat has for the first time launched data plans based on speed of data access as opposed to the volume of inclusive data. Trade Arabia article

And finally...Don't forget to wash your phone after use. Mirror article