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Telefonica says talks on HanseNet in final stages

SEVILLE, Spain, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Talks between Spain's Telefonica TEF.MC and Telecom Italia TLIT.MI over HanseNet are in the final stages, and talks with media group Prisa over the purchase of a minority stake in its pay-TV unit are going well.

“We are in the final stages of talks (with Telecom Italia) over HanseNet,” Chief Operating Officer Julio Linares told reporters at a conference in Seville on Friday.

HanseNet is the Italian operator’s German broadband unit. (Reporting by Sarah Morris; Writing by Elisabeth O’Leary)

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