The board of the European Investment Bank has approved new financing totalling €12.4 billion (US$14.5 billion) for the support of rail, road, air and maritime transport investment around the world and backing for new renewable energy and security of energy supply schemes. New PPP financing for tram, motorway and internet investment was also agreed.
Kier, the leading property, residential, construction and services group, has announced it has completed the acquisition of an infrastructure services provider McNicholas to strengthen its positions in the utilities and infrastructure services sectors.
http://www.infrapppworld.com/consultant/rfq-to-develop-a-fiber-optic-broadband-network-projectThe Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) is exploring the possibility of entering into a public-private partnership (P3) with a developer to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a fiber optic broadband network.
DIF Core Infrastructure Fund I (DIF CIF I) and Infravia have announced that they have reached an agreement on the sale of Infravia’s 55% stake in the French fiber company ADTIM.
The state of Massachusetts has launched a Request For Response (RFR) seeking proposals for its proposed buildout of the National Public Safety Broadband Network, including its proposed plan for building the radio access network (RAN) used to access the NPSBN in that state.
Sunrise Communications Group AG has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with a consortium led by Cellnex Telecom S.A., and including Swiss Life Asset Managers (SLAM) and Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners (DTCP)
TPG Capital, the global private equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG, has announced that it is backing RCN Telecom Services, LLC, a nationwide broadband service provider controlled by TPG, to combine with Wave Broadband for US$2.365 billion.
The City of Fort Collins, Colorado, plans to issue an RFP for a P3 for the construction of a broadband network.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) is exploring the possibility of entering into a public-private partnership (P3) with a developer to design, build, finance and maintain a fiber optic infrastructure broadband network.
Altán Redes, the consortium in charge of the development of the Red Compartida telecom system PPP in Mexico, has reached the financial close for the project. The total funding commitments have reached US$ 2.3 billion.
MegaProject 902: California county launches a tender to build multibillion dollar fiber-optic network countywide
Riverside County, in the U.S. state of California, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop the nation’s largest broadband network, a project that would stimulate economic growth and make high-speed networks available to all residents and businesses countywide.
The Department of Commerce and First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) has announced the selection of AT&T to build the first nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to America’s first responders.
Foresight VCT PLC has announced that the maximum number of subscriptions of £40 million (US$50 million) has been received and the Offer is now closed for further applications.
Telefónica reached an agreement with global investment firm KKR Group for the sale of up to 40% of Telxius Telecom, its global telecommunications infrastructure company, for a total amount of €1.275 billion (US$1.343 billion), or €12.75 (US$13.43) a share.
The Peruvian Private Investment Promotion Agency (ProInversión) presented the portfolio of high-potential projects to be awarded by the Institution between 2017 and 2018, pointing out the positive impact of the PPPs not only to boost the national economy, but also to benefit all Peruvians.
Ireland-France Subsea Cable Limited has announced a partnership with Tiger Infrastructure Partners to finance and construct IFC-1, a submarine fiber-optic cable system that will be the first and only direct subsea cable between Ireland and France.
Mexico’s Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT) has signed the contract for the Shared Network broadband project.
The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) has invested US$50 million in an US$800 million bond issued by the Nigerian telecommunications tower business, IHS.
AMP Capital has raised US$2.4 billion for its global infrastructure platform at final close, with more than 50 institutional investors committing to its global mandate to invest in high-quality assets offering the best relative value.
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP has advised French bank Natixis in connection with financing of the first North American Arctic subsea fiber-optic cable network connecting communities in western and northern Alaska.