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Colt raises pounds 700m for European growth

COLT TELECOM, the alternative telecoms network operator, yesterday raised pounds 700m through a stock placing and senior convertible notes issue to fund an expansion into digital subscriber line (DSL) services throughout Europe.

Qwest raises offer for Frontier

Qwest raises offer for Frontier

Qwest to post $1.8bn a year in charges if bid attempts succeed

QWEST COMMUNICATIONS, the fast-growing Denver-based telecoms group, yesterday said it would post $1.8bn a year in charges for 30 years to write down goodwill if it is successful in its attempt to acquire the American baby bell US West and the long-distance provider Frontier Corp.

C&W sues MCI over Internet purchase

CABLE & WIRELESS'S ambitions to break into the fast-growing market for Internet traffic were thrown into doubt yesterday as the telecom group filed a lawsuit against MCI Worldcom, the US telecom giant which sold part of its Internet business to C&W last year, for failing to fulfil the terms of the deal.

C&W plays down One2One float

C&W plays down One2One float

Green light for Olivetti bid

Green light for Olivetti bid

AirTouch profits rise by 54%

AIRTOUCH, the US telecoms company set to be acquired by Vodafone later this year, yesterday reported a 54 per cent rise in net income in 1998 to $608m (pounds 370m), with fourth-quarter profits ahead of expectations at $130m.
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