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Alan Fry 03-02-2012 15:31

Should Virgin Media and Cable & Wireless Worldwide merge?
 
In light of competition by BT and Sky in the Phone/Broadband/TV market in the UK, I feel that Virgin Media and Cable & Wirless Worldwide merge to form a company to rival BT and Sky, it would help Virgin Media provide more capacity!

But what do you think

denphone 03-02-2012 15:32

re: Should Virgin Media and Cable & Wireless Worldwide merge?
 
The simple answer is no.

Sirius 03-02-2012 15:40

re: Should Virgin Media and Cable & Wireless Worldwide merge?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Alan Fry (Post 35374801)
In light of competition by BT and Sky in the Phone/Broadband/TV market in the UK, I feel that Virgin Media and Cable & Wirless Worldwide merge to form a company to rival BT and Sky, it would help Virgin Media provide more capacity!

But what do you think

No, Never . This means no. Just incase you did not get that

NO

I have worked for Cable and Wireless after they took control of Nynex and then tried to destroy the cable industry at it is.

LexDiamond 03-02-2012 15:54

re: Should Virgin Media and Cable & Wireless Worldwide merge?
 
Virgin = Big market share + market leader in many areas (e.g. STB and BB). Why would it eant to commit suicide?

Sirius 03-02-2012 16:47

re: Should Virgin Media and Cable & Wireless Worldwide merge?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LexDiamond (Post 35374809)
Virgin = Big market share + market leader in many areas (e.g. STB and BB). Why would it eant to commit suicide?

Its a proposal from a student who likes his fantasy's about stuff he knows sod all about

LexDiamond 03-02-2012 16:51

re: Should Virgin Media and Cable & Wireless Worldwide merge?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sirius (Post 35374829)
Its a proposal from a student who likes his fantasy's about stuff he knows sod all about

Plus I doubt they would merge. One would have to buy the other and it would be a disaster.

toady 03-02-2012 16:52

re: Should Virgin Media and Cable & Wireless Worldwide merge?
 
Considering how badly C&WW are managing our business multisite WAN upgrade then
NO
they are making VM look like the perfect supplier to me at the moment

gba93 03-02-2012 16:55

re: Should Virgin Media and Cable & Wireless Worldwide merge?
 
Looks like a NOn-starter to me

Sirius 03-02-2012 17:21

re: Should Virgin Media and Cable & Wireless Worldwide merge?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gba93 (Post 35374833)
Looks like a NOn-starter to me

Yep

Hugh 03-02-2012 19:36

re: Should Virgin Media and Cable & Wireless Worldwide merge?
 
It didn't work the first time they tried it in 1996, why should it work now?

I wonder who the one who voted "Yes" was? :D

Kymmy 03-02-2012 19:41

re: Should Virgin Media and Cable & Wireless Worldwide merge?
 
Currently 20 votes for NO and 1 for YES, I think that says it all

denphone 03-02-2012 19:43

re: Should Virgin Media and Cable & Wireless Worldwide merge?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hugh (Post 35374935)
It didn't work the first time they tried it in 1996, why should it work now?

I wonder who the one who voted "Yes" was? :D

Well l will give you three guesses Hugh.:D

Sirius 03-02-2012 19:52

re: Should Virgin Media and Cable & Wireless Worldwide merge?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kymmy (Post 35374944)
Currently 20 votes for NO and 1 for YES, I think that says it all

Its just what you expect from an Alan Fry Fantasy thread ;)

m419 03-02-2012 20:39

re: Should Virgin Media and Cable & Wireless Worldwide merge?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hugh (Post 35374935)
It didn't work the first time they tried it in 1996, why should it work now?

I wonder who the one who voted "Yes" was? :D

Because it is 2012 now, nobody was interested in pay-tv then or internet, 1996 was 16 years ago!

By the way Cable and Wireless worldwide would be broken up, if Virgin Media was to acquire it, it would only be the UK arm and it could boost Virgin Media Business and will be the 2nd largest telecoms provider in the UK.

Anyway the way things are looking, all of them companies will go down the tubes eventually and be swallowed up by European telecoms giants or private equity firms that is how privatisation and free enterprise is in this country.

startoucher 03-02-2012 21:25

Re: Should Virgin Media and Cable & Wireless Worldwide merge?
 
If memory serves me right, when I joined as it was then it was "BCM" Bell Cable Media that then became Cable And Wireless soon to be "NTL" and now as VM. Ok this is regional I know. But VM have so far offered better customer care and retention offers to their customers than those before. So for me on personal level it's def a BIG NO.


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