Vodacom drops planned Neotel deal; Deutsche Telekom said to put sale of U.S. unit on hold

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> Polkomtel owner Cyfrowy Polsat is to pay €1 ($1.08) for a 66 per stake in Midas to gain access to 1800 MHz, 800 MHz and 900 MHz frequency bands. Bloomberg article

> Vodacom abandoned plans to buy South Africa-based Neotel after a two-year fight with regulators and legal opposition. Bloomberg article

> Vivendi increased its stake in Telecom Italia to 23.8 per cent. Reuters article

> Deutsche Telekom reportedly put its sale of T-Mobile US on hold. Reuters article

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