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Fitch Downgrades TDS Ratings to 'BB+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch said that the downgrade reflects its belief that in 2014 the company's wireless operations will continue to struggle with the highly competitive wireless environment, leading to weak EBITDA margins and lower EBITDA. more

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Fitch Affirms TeliaSonera at 'A-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch said that TeliaSonera continues to benefit from a well-diversified business portfolio, strong cash flow, sound market position in most of its territories, and low financial leverage relative to the European incumbent peer group - most of which are rated at least one notch lower. more

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Fitch: Telefonica Deal Approval Supports Investment and MVNOs

EU regulatory approval of Telefonica Deutschland's acquisition of E-Plus should encourage further network investment by allowing in-market consolidation, while also ensuring virtual operators have the 4G capability that will be essential if they are to thrive in the long-term, more

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Flextronics Ratings Affirmed Despite Risk to Revenues from Motorola Sale

Fitch believes Lenovo's acquisition of Motorola Mobility, Flextronics' largest customer, will weigh on Flextronics' top line beginning in fiscal 2016, given Lenovo's internalized manufacturing model. more

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Wind Italy's Debt Ratings Downgraded

Italy's Wind Telecomunicazioni has seen its debt ratings lowered to 'B+' from 'BB-' by the Fitch ratings agency due to the ongoing competitive Italian market and the company's own high levels of debt. more

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Fitch Affirms SingTel & Optus Debt Ratings with Stable Outlook

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Singapore's SingTel Long-Term Foreign- and Local-Currency debt ratings, as well as its senior unsecured rating, at 'A+'. more

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RadioShack Has Limited Options As Liquidity Dwindles

RadioShack's weak first quarter results underscore the material challenges in its core business segments with few options left to stem the declines given a tightening liquidity situation,  more

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Fitch to Keep Tele2 Russia on Rating Watch Negative

Fitch Ratings says that it is maintaining Tele2 Russia on review for a possible debt ratings downgrade following continued uncertainty over the development strategy and funding options of its joint venture with Rostelecom. more

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Fitch: Telcos Showing Appetite to Combine Content, Distribution

AT&Ts deal gives it the opportunity to capitalise on growth in mobile video and diversify its revenue stream, but deals in the more competitive European market are largely defensive to stabilise fixed and mobile market shares, rather than generating profits from TV services. more

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AT&T's Debt Rating Put on Negative Review Following DirecTV Takeover Bid

Fitch Ratings has placed AT&T on review for a possible debt ratings downgrade following the announcement of its US$48.5 billion takeover bid for DirecTV. more

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