Telecom Italia board to review new 3-year plan; Altice faces hurdles with Portuguese bid

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> Telecom Italia's board is reportedly set to meet on Dec. 18 to review a draft of a new three-year business plan. Article

> Altice's plan to buy the Portuguese operations of Brazil's Oi for €7.4 billion ($9 billion) depends on winning the backing of shareholders in Portugal Telecom SGPS, which holds 25.6 per cent of Oi. Article

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