0
Wireless

Vimpelcom CEO plays down imminent 3 Italia-Wind merger

Friday 7 March 2014 | 16:42 CET | News
The possible merger between Italian mobile operators 3 Italia and Wind Telecomunicazioni "is not currently an option" according to Jo Lunder, CEO of Wind's majority shareholder Vimpelcom. When asked during the presentation of Vimpelcom's year-end results about a possible tie-up of the operators' activities, Lunder replied that there was nothing to report and that there was "no need to take a decision at this point". Wind is currently the third largest mobile operator in Italy behind Telecom Italia and Vodafone, with 3 Italia coming in fourth. Lunder added that Vimpelcom was committed to Italy

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

We hope you've enjoyed your free articles. Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: 3 Italia / Wind
Countries: Italy
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Wind, 3 Italia aiming to close merger in 3 months - report

Published 12 May 2015 15:01 CET | Italy
Hutchison Whampoa and VimpelCom have reached an agreement on senior management positions as they look to close the merger of ...

Wind, 3 Italia in advanced talks over merger - report

Published 11 Mar 2015 09:12 CET | Italy
Hutchison Whampoa and VimpelCom are in advanced negotiations about a possible merger of their respective Italian mobile phone ...

Wind, 3 Italia set to resume merger talks - report

Published 17 Feb 2015 15:00 CET | Italy
Hutchison Whampoa and VimpelCom are set to resume negotiations about a possible merger of their respective Italian mobile phone ...

Vimpelcom fails to reach deal on Wind, 3 Italia merger

Published 28 Oct 2014 09:38 CET | Italy
The possibility of a merger between Wind and 3 Italia, the Italian mobile phone units of Vimpelcom and Hutchison Whampoa, has ...

3 Italia sales down 9% in H1, adds 300,000 customers

Published 31 Jul 2014 15:43 CET | Italy
The revenues at Hutchison Whampoa's Italian mobile unit 3 Italia fell 9 percent to EUR 815 million in the first six months of the ...

Wind, 3 Italia merger back on the agenda - report

Published 16 Jul 2014 09:27 CET | Italy
The merger between Wind and 3 Italia, the mobile phone units of VimpelCom and Hutchison Whampoa, could be imminent now that the ...

Vimpelcom issues EUR 4 bln bonds to refinance Wind debt

Published 25 Jun 2014 15:53 CET | Italy
Vimpelcom has issued EUR 4.07 billion of 6-year senior high yield bonds with a view to refinancing debt at its subsidiaries Wind ...

3 Italia and Wind resume mobile merger talks - report

Published 04 Jun 2014 13:23 CET | Italy
Hutchison Whampoa and VimpelCom have resumed high-level talks about a possible merger of their respective Italian mobile phone ...

Wind launches ReporTeen School initiative

Published 07 Apr 2014 11:05 CET | Italy
Italian operator Wind has joined forces with the Educational Office of the Italian region of Campania and the Association of ...

3 Italia launches All-In International prepay offer

Published 31 Mar 2014 16:22 CET | Italy
3 Italia has launched a new prepay tariff targeted at foreigners and Italians who for family or business reasons need to ...

Wind offers Samsung Galaxy S5 for top-ups via MyWind app

Published 27 Mar 2014 10:25 CET | Italy
Italian mobile operator Wind is giving all customers who top up any amount via the MyWind app or via www.wind.it the opportunity ...

Vimpelcom considers refinancing of Italian unit Wind

Published 19 Mar 2014 16:15 CET | Italy
Vimpelcom may adopt a multi-step refinancing plan to improve the capital structure of its Italian mobile unit Wind. According to ...

Telecom Italia and Wind towers attract interest - report

Published 18 Feb 2014 10:37 CET | Italy
Telecom Italia is not the only operator looking to sell its wireless towers to cut debt in the coming months, reports Italian ...

3 Italia and Wind in ongoing merger talks - report

Published 05 Feb 2014 12:02 CET | Italy
Hutchison Whampoa and VimpelCom are continuing with high-level talks about a possible merger of their respective Italian mobile ...

VimpelCom studying sale or merger of Wind - report

Published 23 Dec 2013 12:14 CET | Italy
Russian mobile operator VimpelCom is assessing the future of its Italian unit Wind Telecomunicazioni and has held exploratory ...

Hutchison 'buyer not seller' in Italian market - 3 CEO

Published 30 Jul 2013 12:11 CET | Italy
Talks on a merger between Telecom Italia and 3 Italia could start again in the autumn, although 3 could change its strategy and ...

Wind, 3 Italia win innovation awards

Published 26 Jun 2013 16:04 CET | Italy
Italian operators Wind and 3 Italia have been awarded the Prize of Prizes 2013 award in the industry and services sector ...

Wind prepared to take part in new network operator

Published 22 May 2013 13:58 CET | Italy
Italian operator Wind believes that the separation of Telecom Italia's fixed network would be a "sensible decision" and that a ...





Calendar   /   Industry Events

28 Oct World Radiocommunication Conference
12 Nov United Internet Q3 2019
12 Nov 1&1 Drillisch Q3 2019
12 Nov Dasan Zhone Q3 2019
12 Nov Vodafone fiscal H1
12 Nov Telkom fiscal H1
12 Nov Skyworks fiscal Q4
12 Nov GTT Communications Q3 2019
12 Nov INAP Q3 2019
12 Nov Infinera Q3 2019
12 Nov Iliad Q3 2019
12 Nov Wi-Fi NOW International
13 Nov Japan Display fiscal Q2
13 Nov Altice Europe Q3 2019
13 Nov Sunrise Q3 2019
13 Nov TIP Summit
13 Nov Cable Congress
13 Nov 5G Expo North America
14 Nov Ice Group Q3 2019
14 Nov Westell fiscal Q2
14 Nov Nvidia Q3
14 Nov Weibo Q3 2019
14 Nov Cisco fiscal Q1
14 Nov Bouygues Telecom Q3 2019
14 Nov Bharti Airtel fiscal Q2
14 Nov TDC Q3 2019
14 Nov Vodafone Idea fiscal Q2
18 Nov Bezeq Q3 2019
18 Nov CRU World Optical Fiber & Cable Conference
19 Nov MTS Q3 2019
::: More Calendar Items