Friday, 22 September 2017

The plot thickens: Vodafone wants Openreach, mobile merger gets a new fan

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Friday 05 February 16

Virgin Media surprises industry watchers by coming out in support of the O2/3UK tie-up, while Vodafone's chief executive is keen to invest in BT's network access arm.

It's unusual for the Total Telecom Friday Review to tackle the same subject on two consecutive weeks, but some of the most interesting events in the industry this week have led us to look again at the U.K. market. This time last week, BT's rivals were considering their options after the U.K. incumbent completed the acquisition of EE, putting it firmly back into the mobile sector after a 15-year absence. Seven days later and a number have made some unexpected announcements. The biggest surprises came towards the end of the week…

It's unusual for the Total Telecom Friday Review to tackle the same subject on two consecutive weeks, but some of the most interesting events in the industry this week have led us to look again at the U.K. market. This time last week, BT's rivals were considering their options after the U.K. incumbent completed the acquisition of EE, putting it firmly back into the mobile sector after a 15-year absence. Seven days later and a number have made some unexpected announcements. The biggest surprises came towards the end of the week…

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