VOD) bought wireless companies in Romania and the Czech Republic for a total of $4.4 billion. Then in April, Telefonica -- which has a large part of its assets in Latin America -- bought a 51% stake in the Czech Republic's Cesky Telecom. Another deal just announced Aug. 30 between KPN and rival Telfort would increase KPN's share of the Dutch mobile phone market from 38% to 53%. Shares of Telefonica closed at $49.32 Friday. KPN's shares ended the day at $9.00.