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Cordiant targets C$350 mln for new telecoms infrastructure fund: Reuters

Canadian private equity firm Cordiant Capital is looking to raise about $350 million for a telecoms infrastructure fund, reported Reuters. Cordiant’s co-CEO Benn Mikula told the news outlet that he expected some investors in the fund “to commit an additional $350 million, alongside the fund but not in it, in the form of co-investments in the same telecoms infrastructure.” Source: ... Read More »

Telecoms group Iliad formally launches 1.4 billion euro capital increase

FILE PHOTO: RJ45 cables are pictured inside the data centre operated by French telecoms operator Iliad in Paris, France, March 4, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann PARIS (Reuters) – French telecoms and media group Iliad formally launched on Monday its previously announced plan for a 1.4 billion euros ($1.6 billion) capital increase, which will be used to finance a share buyback offer. ... Read More »

The Podcast: Open RAN, Europe & US Convergence

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Cordiant Capital aims to raise $350 million for telecoms fund, expands team

LONDON (Reuters) – Asset manager Cordiant Capital is looking to raise around $350 million for a telecoms infrastructure equity fund and has hired two veteran dealmakers as it looks to benefit from strong growth in mobile data usage. Canadian-based Cordiant is speaking to potential anchor investors for the fund, Cordiant IX, co-Chief Executive Benn Mikula told Reuters. He added that ... Read More »

Ooredoo becomes first telecoms company in GCC to achieve BS 11200: 2014 crisis management standard compliance

Muscat, Oman: As part of its vision to achieve operational excellence, Ooredoo’s Telecom Network Operation & Governance department has accomplished the BS 11200:2014 Crisis Management Standard Compliance certification, making it the first telecoms company in Oman, and the wider GCC region, to gain the globally-recognised accreditation. An award ceremony was held at Ooredoo Oman’s head office, and was attended by senior ... Read More »

Telecoms, handset brands ready to compete in Taiwan 5G market

Taiwan’s telecommunication service industry will usher in a new era starting the second half of 2020 as now the government has auctioned off spectrums for the offering commercial 5G services. The first-phase of auction competing for bandwidths available on the designated 3.5GHz and 28GHz bands ended on January 16 with total bids reaching NT$138.08 billion (US$4.604 billion). A second-phase auction, ... Read More »

Goldman-backed telecoms firm on brink of £200m Talktalk deal

Goldman Sachs-backed telecoms firm City Fibre could seal its £200m takeover of a Talktalk division as soon as this weekend. The deal, which was first reported in August, was put on hold in November when Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party vowed to nationalise BT’s broadband infrastructure arm and provide free broadband if they won the December General Election. Read More: Goldman ... Read More »

The Telecoms Operator Growth Strategies: Case Studies and Analysis, Volume III –

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “The Telecoms Operator Growth Strategies: Case Studies and Analysis (Volume III)” report has been added to’s offering. Many operators are struggling to differentiate their services and products, and in some notable instances, new challengers are putting substantial pressure on core consumer revenue for the whole market. This report analyses the growth initiatives for 12 telecoms operators worldwide. ... Read More »

Saudi telecoms regulator invites applications to issue foreign MVNO licences

Saudi telecoms regulator invites applications to issue foreign MVNO licences Companies awarded with a licence will gain access to a market of more than 43.8 million mobile subscribers Saudi Arabia’s telecoms regulator is seeking applications for the issuing of licences to foreign mobile virtual network operators (MVNO). The Communication and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has released a request for application (RFA) to ... Read More »

Global Telecoms – Key Trends for 2020: 5G, Mobile Satellite, Fixed Broadband, Smart Cities, IoT/M2M and Artificial Intelligence

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