As from July, U.K. mobile operator 3 will have a new CEO, in the shape of David Dyson, who is currently the company's COO. Kevin Russell, the present CEO, is heading back to Australia. High up on Dyson's to-do list will be acquiring enough spectrum in the U.K.'s next auction, due in the first quarter of 2012.
State-owned Russian giant Rostelecom has bought a 39.9 percent stake in Bashinformsvyaz, reports Reuters. Bashinformsvyaz is the largest operator in the far-flung (well, far-flung from Moscow anyway) republic of Bashkortostan, with over 1 million fixed-line subscribers. (See Russian Ops to Share LTE Network.)