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Poland’s Hawe has reportedly made a preliminary bid for TK Telekom, the telecoms unit of state-controlled railway firm PKP.
A representative for Hawe, which held parallel talks with PKP during the previous sale process, confirmed the move, Reuters reported.
Makedonski Telekom (T-Mobile Macedonia) has announced that the president of its board of directors since May 2010, Oliver Kosturanov, passed away suddenly on 23 November.
The telco described Kosturanov as fully dedicated to his position, saying he carried it out with great enthusiasm.
Poland’s four mobile network operators and two others have submitted preliminary bids in its auction of 4G-suitable spectrum.
Major players T-Mobile Poland, Orange Poland, P4 (Play) and Polkomtel (Plus) together with Hubb Investments and NetNet all met the 24 November deadline, telecoms regulator UKE said in a statement.
Local representatives from British fixed-line incumbent BT Group recently met with commissioners from Mexico’s telecoms regulator, IFT, to discuss opportunities in the country.
During the 20 November meeting, Jennifer Artley, COO of BT Americas, and Jorge Marchena, BT’s regional country manager for Mexico and Central America, specifically discussed “growth perspectives and timing to obtain related permits to better take advantage of the new regulations” with IFT president Gabriel Contreras, according to a disclosure on the regulator’s website.
British telco Vodafone has closed its acquisition of Greek fixed-line player Hellas Online after agreeing the €72.7m (US$97m) deal in August.
Vodafone already held 18.5% of the operator and now owns 91.2% after buying Greek telecoms conglomerate Intracom Group’s 57.2% stake and World Equities Investments Holdings’ approximate 15% stake.
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