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KKR bids for Deutsche Telekom tower business

A trio of investors, KKR & Co, Global Infrastructure Partners and Stonepeak Partners, have combined to bid for a controlling stake in Deutsche Telekom’s (DT) cellular towers subsidiary, according to Bloomberg. However, they are not alone in the bidding war. A consortium of Canadian investment firm Brookfield Asset Management and Cellnex Telecom has also made […]

June 21, 2022By Chris Forrester

France: Cellnex Telecom to dispose 3,200 sites

Cellnex Telecom has agreed — subject to the French Competition Authority (FCA) approval– the disposal of a package of c.3,200 sites with Phoenix Tower International (PTI) in order to fulfil Hivory closing remedies that were determined by the FCA, following Cellnex’s acquisition of Hivory in 2021. PTI will acquire 1,226 telecommunications sites in dense areas […]

March 22, 2022

Cellnex tower sale addresses merger concerns

Wireless telecommunications and broadcasting infrastructure operator Cellnex must sell over 1,000 telecoms tower sites to address competition concerns over its purchase of CK Hutchison’s UK towers. Cellnex is currently active across several European countries, and CK Hutchison is a multinational conglomerate that currently owns and operates the Three mobile network in the UK. The proposed […]

March 4, 2022By Colin Mann

Spain is “unique UHD test lab”

The upcoming 4K-HDR Summit in Malaga, Spain will hear a presentation from Xavier Redón, a senior executive with Cellnex Telecom, who says that UHD demonstration transmissions are now available to “50 per cent of the Spanish population”. Redón, who is also vice-president of the UHD Spain Association, adds: “Spain is a unique UHD test laboratory […]

November 9, 2021By Chris Forrester

RTVE heads UHD Spain

Spanish public broadcaster, RTVE, will lead the recently created UHD Spain Association following RTVE’s Technology director, Pere Vila, being appointed as the president of the organisation. The UHD Association in Spain has been created with the aim of boosting 4K, 8K, HDR and new broadcasting technologies putting Spain at the same level as Germany, France, Italy […]

January 27, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

UHD Spain Association launches

The first UHD Association in Spain will launch next week with the aim of boosting 4K, 8K, HDR and new broadcasting technologies putting Spain at the same level as Germany, France, Italy and the UK with similar organisations. Backed by International organisations including the UHD Alliance, UHD Forum and 8K Association, the Spanish Association will […]

January 13, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Cellnex to add 30,000 European telco sites

Cellnex Telecom and CK Hutchison have announced a series of agreements pursuant to which Cellnex will acquire circa 24,600 telecommunications towers and sites that CK Hutchison currently owns in Europe for total consideration of €10 billion. The transactions include the roll-out of up to 5,250 sites over the next eight years with an investment of […]

November 13, 2020

Arqiva to lay off a third of staff

Arqiva, the UK broadcast transmission and cellular mast operator, is reportedly planning to lay off about a third of its employees according to a report in the Daily Telegraph. The report says the company, which is in the end-stages of selling its cellular mast division, is planning a radical restructuring that would see more than […]

July 13, 2020By Chris Forrester