West Sussex County Council has announced that CityFibre, a wholesale full-fibre network infrastructure provider based in London, has been selected to build, own and operate a pure fibre network capable of gigabit broadband service to public buildings in key urban locations throughout West Sussex, which is located in the south of England.
KT Corp., the largest telecommunications company in Korea, has announced that it intends to expand its operations in African countries following the success of its development of a nationwide Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Rwanda through a public-private partnership (PPP).
Haute-Garonne Numérique, the government agency in charge the deployment of very high speed broadband in Haute-Garonne, a department in south-west France, has chosen Altitude Infrastructure to deploy a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network throughout its territory by 2022. Following installation, the company will manage the network for 20 years.
Berenberg, Germany’s oldest private bank, has launched the Berenberg Digital Infrastructure Debt Fund I, giving institutional and individual investors the opportunity to invest in the expansion of data networks in Europe through. The target volume is EUR100 million (US$123.27 million).
Cube Infrastructure Managers has announced the close of Cube Infrastructure Fund II's acquisition of a 54% stake in dst telecommunicaçoes, a leading open-access fiber optical network operator in Portugal.
Covage has announced that it has secured a debt financing package of EUR183 million (US$224.83 million) for its fibre-optic network project in the south of France. As reported on this platform, the telecoms company was awarded the contract to design, install, operate, commercialise and finance a Very High Speed (THD - très haut débit) broadband network in the department of Hérault earlier this year.
The Board of Directors of Sanef, Abertis’ French subsidiary, has approved the appointment of Arnaud Quémard as new Managing Director of the company from the 1st March.
The chief executive of Enet, the sole remaining bidder in the tender process for the Irish National Broadplan Plan PPP, has announced his resignation, despite the Irish government planning to award the contract in the next few months. This comes days after the managing director of BT Ireland, one of the largest telecommunications companies operating in Ireland, stated publicly that he was not Enet was capable of delivering the project.
The infrastructure operator Covage has signed a PPP contract with the Department of Hérault for the deployment and commercialisation of a fibre-optic network in the areas of the department, located in the Occitanie region in the south of France, not covered by private broadband operators.
The Department of Technology of the City and County of San Francisco has issued a Request for Qualifications for the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of a citywide high-speed internet network. The city is located in northern California, on the east coast of the USA. The total investment for the project is estimated to be US$1.9 billion.
ProInversión, the private investment promotion agency of Peru, has announced it has awarded the Broadband Installation for Comprehensive Connectivity and Social Development projects. This is a collection of projects located in the regions of Amazonas, Ica, Lima, Junín, Puno, Moquegua, and Tacna, which will directly benefit 950,000 Peruvians in 1,432 towns and cities.
Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5 (MEIF5), which is managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), has agreed to acquire a majority stake in INEA, the leading telecommunications and fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network operator in Western Poland.
Abertis issues bonds from its French subsidiary for a total amount of €1,000Mn and keeps reducing its financial costs
Abertis has closed a new liability management deal with two new bond issuances of its subsidiary in France, HIT, amounting to a total of €1,000 million (US$117,35 million). The new issuances have a maturity of 5 years; €500 million (US$586,78 million) maturing in March 2023 and 10 years €500 million maturing in November 2027.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) has shortlisted four teams for its fibre-optic infrastructure broadband network P3. The project will follow a design, build, finance, operate and maintain model.
The EQT Infrastructure III fund has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CIF Holding B.V. from Rabo Bouwfonds Communication Infrastructure Fund C.V.
Cubic Corporation, the US-based system integrator, has announced that its Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) business division was selected by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to design, build, operate and maintain a next-generation fare payment system under PPP scheme.
Infracapital, the infrastructure equity investment arm of M&G Investments, has successfully reached a final closing of its latest fund, Infracapital Greenfield Partners I LP, with total commitments of £1.25 billion (US$ 1,65 billion). This is well in excess of its £1 billion (US$ 1.32 billion) target and in line with Infracapital’s internal hard cap.
euNetworks and Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners have announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement, through which Stonepeak will acquire a majority interest in the company.
Chile's Undersecretariat of Telecommunications (SUBTEL) has awarded CTR, in association with Huawei Marine, the contract for the submarine part and one of three terrestrial stretches of the much anticipated Fibra Austral, a fiber optic project to connect the far south of the country.
AMP Capital’s Infrastructure Debt team has closed a US$200 million mezzanine debt investment with Vertical Bridge, the largest private owner of telecommunications tower infrastructure in the US.