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T-Mobile CEO John Legere

Pricing strategy of T-Mobile possible block to Sprint Corp takeover bid- report

The low-cost price plans of T-Mobile would most likely block Sprint Corp's takeover attempt of the company as regulators like to have an operator that provide lower rates to customers, Bloomberg reported.

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Seaborn Networks Holdings LLC

IFC invests in US submarine cable operator Seaborn Networks

World Bank Group member International Finance Corporation (IFC) invested an undisclosed amount in US-based submarine fiber optic cable system developer and operator Seaborn Network Holdings LLC.

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Time Warner Cable

Charter slams Time Warner execs over "failed" operating plan

While pushing for an acquisition deal, Charter Communications slammed the executives of New York, US-based cable operator Time Warner Cable for a "failed" operating plan resulting in low customer satisfaction ranking.

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Lattelecom SIA

Russia's Sistema mulls buying stake in Lattelecom

Russia-based holding company AFK Sistema is considering buying a stake in Latvia-based telecommunications operator Lattelecom SIA to facilitate its expansion outside of Russia, but no decision has been made yet.

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Time Warner Cable

Charter Communications plans to offer Time Warner Cable offer directly to investors

Charter Communications Inc has made a formal offer for the third time to acquire Time Warner Cable but the bid was rejected. The company now intends to take the offer straight to the shareholders of Time Warner Cable, Reuters reported.

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Wind Mobile

Globalive's Wind Mobile pulls out from Canada's wireless spectrum auction

Globalive's Wind Mobile has pulled out from a major Canadian wireless spectrum auction after its European backer Vimpelcom Ltd opted not to finance its participation.

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Cogeco Cable Inc

Acquisitions help push Cogeco Cable's quarterly profit

Cogeco Cable's recent acquisitions helped spur the quarterly profit of the Canadian cable company that provides cable television and internet and phone services to an 18% increase, Reuters reported.

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Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent in talks to divest enterprise business- sources

Alcatel-Lucent is in talks with interested buyers, including Unify GmbH & Co. KG, for the sale of its enterprise business, according to sources interviewed by Bloomberg.

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Telstra Corp

Report says Australia's Telstra Corp in talks to divest Sensis in $2.7B deal

A report from the Australian Financial Review said Telstra Corp, the largest phone company in Australia, is already in the advanced stages of talks with a private equity firm to sell Sensis in a deal worth $2.7 billion, Reuters reported.

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Dish Network Corp.

Dish Network aborts $2.2B LightSquared takeover bid

Pay-TV network operator Dish Network Corp. is aborting its bid for bankrupt telecom firm LightSquared Inc. Dish Network initially offered to buy LightSquared and its wireless spectrum for $2.2 billion.

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Altice SA

Telecom investor Altice to raise €750M in Amsterdam IPO

Altice, founded by French-Israeli phone-industry entrepreneur Patrick Drahi, seeks to raise €750 million ($1 billion) in an initial public offering at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. Proceeds from the deal will be used to reduce its debt.

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John Malone

"Cable cowboy" John Malone goes on empire-building spree again- report

Billionaire John Malone is building a cable empire once more as the firms he is backing have announced or are cooking up acquisitions amounting to more than $80 billion, Bloomberg reported.

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Telefonica SA

Spain's Telefonica denies involvement in joint offer for TIM Brasil

Spain's Telefonica said it was not thinking of making a joint bid for TIM Brasil, the Brazil-based wireless network operator of Telecom Italia, Reuters reported.

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Alcatel-Lucent

Madison Dearborn Partners leads in $200M purchase of LGS Innovations

Madison Dearborn Partners is leading a group that includes CoVant and an investor group run by Joseph M. Kampf that is buying LGS Innovations from Alcatel-Lucent for $200 million, The Washington Post reported.

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