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Brookfield to buy Indian tower business

Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Limited and has signed an agreement with BIF IV Jarvis India to sell units in the Tower Infrastructure Trust

Chile to award submarine cable feasibility studies

Chilean sub-secretary of telecommunications, together with Latin American development bank CAF, has published the auction for the feasibility studies to the trans-Pacific submarine cable project, called “Digital Doors Asia – South America”

Blackstone lands at $14bn on first round of fundraising

Blackstone today announced that it has held the final close of its inaugural fundraising phase for Blackstone Infrastructure Partners

Ireland makes progress on National Broadband Plan

The Irish government is expected to sign the contract with the Granahan McCourt-led consortium for the National Broadband Plan later this year

Brazilian telecoms company hires advisers for privatization

State-owned Copel has hired financial and legal advisers to structure the privatization of its telecoms arm, Copel Telecom

DWS data centre acquisitions to merge

Asset manager DWS is to merge two recent data centre acquisitions held in its second European infrastructure fund

Lower Austria fibre expansion PB announced

The state of Lower Austria has chosen Allianz Capital Partners as the preferred bidder to jointly install a fibre-to-the-home network for 140,000 buildings in the region

Strong interest in North Carolina broadband P3

A number of infrastructure players attended an industry day on 11 July hosted by the North Carolina Department of Transportation for a broadband P3 project

Macquarie wins KCOM auction

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets' sixth European infrastructure vehicle has emerged victorious after a week-long auction for British telecoms business KCOM which began on 8 July

Brookfield issues shares for listed fund

New York-listed Brookfield Infrastructure announced today that it is going to issue 11,765,000 LP units to a syndicate of underwriters co-led by RBC Capital Markets, TD Securities, CIBC Capital Markets, Credit Suisse and Wells Fargo Securities Canada

Preliminary bids in for Florida fibre-optic network

The City of Palm Coast has announced a list of five preliminary bidders for a potential city-owned fibre-optic network P3

New CEO at Infrastructure New Zealand

Paul Blair, former Bank of New Zealand institutional banking executive, will next month become chief executive of independent think tank Infrastructure New Zealand

Peru signs broadband PPP contracts

Peru's investment promotion agency ProInversion has announced that four financing contracts have been signed with Chinese consortium YOFC Network for broadband installation projects