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London, 7 February 2012 – Telecom operator strategies for spinning off mobile towersand investing in new 4G spectrum will form a critical part of the debate at the upcoming TMT M&A Forum in London on March 14.

The unique conference gathers leading industry executives, including CEOs, CSOs, CFOs and Heads of M&A, with investment bankers, private equity investors and specialist advisers to assess how transactions will drive change in telecoms, technology and media globally. The programme comprises a series of panel discussions, keynote speeches and dedicated networking time.

The Infrastructure Ownership panel will feature Arcus infrastructure Partners, owner of Shere Group which recently acquired towers from KPN of the Netherlands, TDF Group, the pan-European operator, Wireless Infrastructure Group and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (Europe) Limited. The debate will focus on releasing value from assets and effective business models for managing growth.

“Telecom operators are looking to release value from a range of assets, especially mobile tower portfolios, and there is likely to be an increase in these types of sale and leaseback deals in Europe as well as globally,” said Dominic Lowndes, Editor of TMT Finance News and the event organiser. “Discussions on bundling and pricing of new spectrum will also be critical in the wake of so many licence auctions this year, and the continuing demand for data.”

The Race for Spectrum panel, which includes executives from Hutchison 3UK, BT and SFR Vivendi, will discuss what new spectrum is available, how bundles should be packaged and where new technology such as 4G, LTE and WiMAX might impact valuations.Acquisition strategies will also be compared to wider strategic issues across telecom and technology.

The conference also includes the Global Telecom Strategy Round Table featuring leading international telecom operators assessing consolidation and growth strategies, the M&A Adviser Panel, with the regional telecom heads from the most active global investment banks, and sessions on New Technology Investment and Digital Leadership.

Participating companiesinclude Goldman Sachs, Telenor, Batelco, BT, Citi, UBS Investment Bank, Macquarie Capital, JP Morgan, CEOn-Demand, Intel Capital andEBRD. More announcements are scheduled for this week.

“We are excited to have so many influential international operators, investors and advisers participating,”said Lowndes. “The forum will provide an important opportunity to assess and discuss the latest strategies and network with key decision makers to facilitate new partnerships.”

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