Vodafone said to be close to Metroweb deal; Morocco awards three 4G licences

> Telefonica has reportedly lined up nine banks to run a €3 billion ($3.2 billion) capital increase in connection with its purchase of Brazil-based GVT from Vivendi. Article

> The HomeGrid Forum elected Donna Yasay--business development director at Marvell Semiconductor--as its new president with immediate effect. Release

> HTC chairwoman Cher Wang took the helm from CEO Peter Chou, who will now head the company's Future Development Lab. Article

> TAG Heuer plans to launch an Android Gear-powered smart watch later in 2015, in collaboration with Intel. Release

> European Union antitrust regulators suspended an investigation into Orange's €3.4 billion ($3.64 billion) bid for Jazztel as it awaits further data from the companies. Article

> Vodafone has reportedly reached a preliminary agreement to buy a stake in Italy-based Metroweb Italia from investor F2i Sgr. Article

> Morocco's three operators Maroc Telecom, Medi Telecom and Wana Corporate have all won 4G licences. Article

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