Telekom Austria likely to pull out of SBB bidding; Vivendi reportedly hires banks for SFR IPO

> Telekom Austria is reportedly expected to drop out of the bidding for Serbia Broadband due to uncertainties over spectrum auction costs at home. Article

> VTB said it will sell a 50 per cent stake in Tele2 Russia to a group of Russian investors. Article

> Deutsche Telekom's talks to buy GTS Central Europe are reportedly on the verge of collapse over the price. Article

> Vivendi has reportedly hired banks to prepare for a listing of its French operator, SFR. Article

And finally…Vodafone apparently offered Verizon Communications the option of a full merger before the two companies finally agreed on the $130 billion sale of Vodafone's Verizon Wireless stake. Article