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Last week in telecoms: Inmarsat approached for a takeover and BT is up for a CEO change

Last week’s strongest stocks in the European telecoms sector included satellite firm Inmarsat, subject of a takeover rumour, and Romanian challenger Digi, launching a share buy-back program. Quite a few stocks in our basket have attracted bids: TDC, Com Hem, CityFibre, Sky – and no doubt more will follow. The sector and the market i.c. the EuroStoxx 50 index ended ... Read More »

Europe to cap intra-EU call fees as part of overhaul to telecoms rules

European Union institutions have reached a political agreement over an update to the bloc’s telecoms rules that’s rattled the cages of incumbent telcos. Agreement was secured late yesterday after months of negotiations between the EU parliament and Council, with the former pushing for and securing a price cap on international calls within the bloc — of no more than 19 ... Read More »

Ethiopia opens airline and telecoms to private, international investors

The privatization drive comes at a time when Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest carrier, is making big plans to expand into other markets in Africa and to include more international destinations. Ethiopia’s ruling party, which has been in power since 1991, said the economic reforms were an attempt to sustain the country’s rapid growth. The Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front, ( ... Read More »

UK telecoms group BT says chief executive to step down

BT last month said it plans to axe thousands more jobs to slash costs BT, the British telecoms and television broadcasting company, said Friday that its chief executive Gavin Patterson would depart his role later this year, following shareholder unrest over the group’s outlook. “The Board is fully supportive of the strategy recently set out by Gavin and his team,” ... Read More »

GVG saga: Telecos not 'sponsoring' IMANI – Telecoms Chamber – GhanaWeb

The Warriors got a hilariously deadpan intro from the Rockets' P.A. announcer Everyone was amped up for Game 7 of the Western Conference finals, except for the Rockets public address announcer, who tried to amp the Warriors way, way down. During player intros before Monday's showdown between the Warriors and Rockets, the Houston P.A. announcer delivered his usual roaring presentation ... Read More »

Britain's biggest telecoms company BT initiates turnaround – Business Day

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Business Day Britain's biggest telecoms company BT initiates turnaroundBusiness DayLondon — Britain's biggest telecoms company, BT, aims to reinvigorate its unloved brand by combining the strengths of its fixed-line and mobile networks, it said on Wednesday. It is an attempt to jump-start a stalled turnaround under embattled CEO …BT hatches a cunning new multiplay planTelecoms.comBT ... Read More »

Bouygues first quarter loss disappoints but telecoms arm improves – Reuters

Astros’ Justin Verlander gets 2,500th strikeout in complete-game shutout win ANAHEIM, Calif. — Beneath a sun-splashed Monday afternoon in Anaheim, as the trite music du jour blared overhead, two generational players gathered behind the batting cages at Angel Stadium. Nine days earlier, Albert Pujols collected the 3,000th hit of a career soon to be commemorated in Cooperstown. Justin Verlander offered ... Read More »