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Indian telecom operator Bharti Airtel has agreed the key terms of a deal to sell its tower assets in 17 African countries, with the portfolio to be split between four separate buyers, TMT Finance c

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Indonesia’s PT Tower Bersama Infrastructure is reportedly planning a bond issue worth up to US$500m.

A spate of financing deals is expected over the next few months in Myanmar, as the handful of new tower companies attempt to secure funding for the mammoth task of rolling out telecom networks acro

Indian telco Aircel has received approval from the DoT to use its spectrum as collateral for local and overseas loans of up to US$3.49bn in order to refinance existing debt.

Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications is once again preparing to sell shares in state-run Vietnam Mobile Telecom Service (MobiFone) via a public float in 2014.

MTN Nigeria and Etisalat’s Nigerian subsidiary EMTS have both kicked off formal processes to sell their respective tower portfolios in the country, with the pair already having received expressions

Market talk is mounting in East Africa, where several parties are now being touted as prospective buyers for Orange Uganda and/or Orange Kenya, with Lazard drafted in to conduct a strategic review

Cellcom, a Guinean mobile operator, is thought to seeking investors and is assessing a range of strategic options in the region. Standard Bank is thought to have been mandated by the company.

Vodacom Group is thought to be in advanced talks with Tata Communications over the acquisition of the latter’s South African unit Neotel.

KIPCO Deputy Chairman Faisal Al-Ayyar has announced that KIPCO is planning to launch an IPO of Middle East and North Africa pay TV operator Orbit Showtime Network (OSN) on the London Stock Exchange

Saudi Arabia’s telecom regulator CITC will re-tender an MVNO licence, after Dubai-based Axiom Telecom failed to submit required documentation to the regulator, Reuters reports.

Boubyan Bank, Kuwait International Bank and Qatar Islamic Bank will provide Kuwaiti telecom group Zain with a US$250m four-year Islamic loan to be used for operational and expansion needs, the oper

Bahrain Telecommunications (Batelco) has announced the completion of a tender offer to buy back some of its own bonds, totalling US$131m, in an attempt to pay down debt following its US$570m acquis

The government of Slovenia has asked for expressions of interest ahead of the privatisation of Telekom Slovenije, and has set a deadline for responses of April 23, 2014, with bidders now mandating

Malta’s quad-play operator Melita is in the process of securing a refinancing loan with a number of international investment banks, despite receiving bids from various parties wishing to acquire th

Russian telecom operator Rostelecom is seeking partnership opportunities and acquisitions in the DTH space and is reported to be holding talks with various companies, including Moscow-based Raduga

Russian bank VTB has landed two advisory mandates in Russia’s media/entertainment sector, including television company UTV, plus Interros-owned Cinema Park, which are up for sale, TMT Finance under

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Telecom Operator, CEO and Growth Story shortlists announced for TMT Finance MENA 2014 Awards

Gulf-based telcos Du, Etisalat, Ooredoo, STC, Zain and Mobily of Saudi Arabia are vying for this year’s Operator of the Year Award at the TMT Finance MENA 2014 Awards which will be presented in Dubai on May 7.

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