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Telecom Italia seeks tie ups with Oi, Metroweb

Monday 24 November 2014 | 08:34 CET | News
Telecom Italia has announced the sale of its Brazilian mobile phone towers for BRL 3 billion (around EUR 900 million) and confirmed that its management has been empowered to seek a possible tie up between its Brazilian unit TIM Brasil and rival operator Oi. In a statement issued after a board meeting held on 21 November, Telecom Italia said it approved the sale of 6,481 telecommunication towers in Brazil to American Tower Corp for approximately EUR 900 million, close to its target figure. At the same time, Telecom Italia announced it had mandated its management to "examine in-depth the

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Countries: Brazil / Italy
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