Telefónica says it has had several offers for its call center subsidiary Atento Inversiones y Teleservicios, S.A. Unipersonal, which has been valued at around €1 billion ($1.22 billion). According to Bloomberg, Bain Capital is among the parties interested.
Mobile network outages are all the rage in Northern Europe. Following Orange France's downtime at the end of last week, now Telefónica UK's O2 has suffered a loss of service for many of its 23 million customers. (See Outage Strikes O2 UK.)
The finger of blame for the Orange France service disruption has been pointed at AlcaLu, according to this Reuters report.
TeliaSonera has written down the value of its NetCom business in Norway and Omnitel in Lithuania. The combined goodwill impairment charge totals 3.07 billion Swedish Krona ($436 million) and will be included in the operator's second-quarter financials, which are due to be announced on July 18.