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BT eyeing Tiscali buy?

Broadband players making moves...
Written by Natasha Lomas, Contributor

Broadband players making moves...

BT is eyeing up the UK division of Tiscali with a view to an acquisition, according to press reports.

A report in The Times has fingered BT as a suitor for the Italian ISP - despite Tiscali's insistence its UK unit is not up for sale.

BT declined to comment on "rumour and speculation".

This is not the first time a suitor has been linked with Tiscali UK - back in April a Sunday Telegraph report suggested Vodafone had identified it as a possible takeover target.

In separate broadband news, media reports suggest Orange has pulled out of the bidding to buy AOL's UK unit, leaving BSkyB and Carphone Warehouse - the two shortlisted suitors - to fight it out.

AOL and Orange declined to comment on the reports.

An AOL spokesman added that "negotiations are ongoing with a number of parties".

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