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In the aftermath of a recession, mergers and acquisitions tend to mount up, and we track every transaction, analyzing its terms and implications for the industry as a whole. From mega-mergers to strategic purchases of clever start-ups, we analyze every detail.

Rethink Wireless offers in-depth comment on the impact of the deals for the firms themselves, their rivals and their customers. Building on that analysis we also map out the wider trends the M&A deals reflect.

Keeping abreast of the latest mergers and acquisitions can be vital for anyone in the wireless market to understand key developments and plan their own business strategies. To support that, we not only cover the events as they happen but add expert analysis of their significance.

Key topics include: international consolidation of operators, the realignment of the mobile chip sector, upheavals in the infrastructure business, and the rising tide of takeovers of start-ups in key technology areas.

E-Plus/O2 merger to create biggest German cellco

24 July, 2013

KPN to sell its German unit to Telefonica for €5bn plus a 17.6% stake, but long approval process awaits

Apple buys brace of mapping companies

22 July, 2013

With iOS Maps still trailing Google's rival, vendor boosts public transit data with HopStop and big data with Locationary

Yahoo buys its ninth firm this quarter, AdMovate

18 July, 2013

Continues to add mobile start-ups to its armory, but results are slow to filter through to quarterly revenues

Apple and Intel shop for motion control in Israel

16 July, 2013

Intel reported to have acquired Omek Interactive, while Apple is said to be in talks with Kinect chip supplier PrimeSense

AT&T boosts spectrum with Leap purchase

15 July, 2013

Regulators may resist, but giant cellco is after AWS licences and LTE users - though perhaps not the prepaid base

Sprint set to win twin deals next week

5 July, 2013

FCC said to vote in favor of Softbank buying 78% stake, key Clearwire shareholder backs Sprint's offer

Renesas to exit LTE modem business

1 July, 2013

Japanese electronics group to close the unit it acquired from Nokia in 2010, having failed to make market impact

Russian LTE expands amid M&A frenzy

21 June, 2013

MTS hires Ericsson to expand its 4G network while rival MegaFon looks for potential deals with Yota or Rostelecom

Vodafone and 3 Group eye European deals

17 June, 2013

Vodafone could bid for second wireline operator, Fastweb of Italy, while Hutchison may add O2 Ireland to its 3 portfolio

Vodafone confirms interest in Kabel Deutschland

13 June, 2013

Has made approach to Germany's lead cableco as it tries to build quad play services, but may have to raise its price

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