Telecoms

Liberty lines up financing for Telefónica deal in Costa Rica

M&A Loans Debt

US-based telecom says it will use credit from VTR and local loans to cover the all-cash transaction for $500 mln

Brazil's big three raise stakes for Oi mobile

M&A Telecoms Brazil

Claro, TIM and Vivo present an improved offer for $3.2 bln in a bidding battle against Highline

Highline presents best offer for Oi's mobile business

M&A Telecoms Brazil

Private equity-backed mobile phone tower company starts negotiations to buy Oi Móvel from the Brazilian telecom

Telecom gets early acceptance for bond swap

Bonds Debt Fixed Income

Argentine telecom extends sweetener after agreeing to exchange 63% in 2021s for new notes that mature in 2025

Oi fields joint offer for mobile business

Telecoms M&A Brazil

Claro, TIM and Vivo include a request in their proposal to match any competing bids

Copel starts sale of broadband business

M&A Telecoms Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Paraná state power company could earn around $280 mln in an auction for Copel Telecom

Telefonica's Colombian subsidiary sells cross-border bonds

Bonds Debt Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Colombian telecom raises $500 million to redeem 2022 bonds

Telecom Argentina to sell bonds

Debt Bonds Rule 144a/ RegS

Telecommunications company to swap 2021 bonds for new five-year notes

Brazil lifts suspension of WhatsApp payment service

Regulation Telecoms Brazil

Anti-trust agency CADE determines the partnership between Facebook and Cielo does not limit consumer choices

Brazil blocks WhatsApp payment service

Regulation Politics Telecoms

Central Bank and anti-trust agency CADE say they need time to evaluate competitive aspects

World Bank funds digital program in Caribbean

Debt Economy & Policy Telecoms

Multilateral lender supplies $94 mln to increase access to online financial services in four countries

Digicel to wrap up bond swap

Debt Bonds Fixed Income

Jamaica-based telecom intends to issue $1.2 bln in new notes to replace 2021 bonds

WhatsApp payment system to impact retail banks in Brazil

Telecoms Brazil Latin America

Facebook's new payment platform could reduce fee income and the use of point-of-sale equipment, Moody's says

Oi sets asking price for mobile business

M&A Debt Telecoms

Brazilian telecom wants at least $3 bln for Oi Móvel to help it come out of bankruptcy proceedings that started in 2016

Digicel calls off swap for 2023 notes

Debt Bonds Fixed Income

Jamaica-based telecom also agrees to distribute $1.2 bln in new notes to replace its 6% 2021 bonds