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Old 18-03-2017, 10:30   #151
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Coming from someone in the industry... I dont see how this deal works. Its been talked up by media sources that don't understand how these companies operate. The VF spectrum is of little use at its current value to LG when other operators like O2 offer a much better return of investment for mobile spectrum. VF has a single asset that LG/VM could utilise while farming off the other elements of their fixed line networks, there is no strategic benefit to a merger/buyout from LG's perspective IMO.

The talks and rumours of talks have boosted share price, that may be as much action as you see from this deal.
I don't have a view if it will happen or not but surely the question is not just about the UK but about the world? Vodafone has a great cable TV network in Spain, for example, that could share technology and content purchasing with LGI's cable businesses in the UK and Europe.
Does Vodafone's pausing its UK TV business indicate anything on the merger front or not? I think someone here - maybe Stephen - had suggested that it was cancelled at the last minute after extensive testing.
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Old 18-03-2017, 17:04   #152
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I don't have a view if it will happen or not but surely the question is not just about the UK but about the world? Vodafone has a great cable TV network in Spain, for example, that could share technology and content purchasing with LGI's cable businesses in the UK and Europe.
Does Vodafone's pausing its UK TV business indicate anything on the merger front or not? I think someone here - maybe Stephen - had suggested that it was cancelled at the last minute after extensive testing.
Vodafone UK has nothing to do with any other Vodafone entity around the world. They all operate as different companies, the discussions in the media relate only to the UK Vodafone operation.
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Vodafone UK has nothing to do with any other Vodafone entity around the world. They all operate as different companies, the discussions in the media relate only to the UK Vodafone operation.
I'm sorry but that simply is not true. VF does actually roll out common overarching strategies and technologies across countries. If what you were suggesting was really happening, I doubt quite a number of my colleagues would be working over at VF now.

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Vodafone UK has nothing to do with any other Vodafone entity around the world. They all operate as different companies, the discussions in the media relate only to the UK Vodafone operation.
I don't think that's quite true, they do operate as separate companies but are also run as one.

Much in the same way LG is one company but VM, Telenet, ziggo are individual identities.
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I'm sorry but that simply is not true. VF does actually roll out common overarching strategies and technologies across countries. If what you were suggesting was really happening, I doubt quite a number of my colleagues would be working over at VF now.
What has a common strategy got to do with what the proposed merger is being referred as? This is solely the UK operation and has no bearing upon the other operations around the world
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What has a common strategy got to do with what the proposed merger is being referred as? This is solely the UK operation and has no bearing upon the other operations around the world
Nothing, but you made a comment about the way that VF operate which is factually incorrect. VF is much more integrated than you think. The new bits are not yet, but the rest of the organisation does try to operate as a group to achieve synergies and savings.
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What has a common strategy got to do with what the proposed merger is being referred as? This is solely the UK operation and has no bearing upon the other operations around the world
The original discussions were about a full-blown merger between the two companies globally. There is nothing in the public domain to indicate that this has changed, but I'm all ears to any insider titbits if you have any!
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The original discussions were about a full-blown merger between the two companies globally. There is nothing in the public domain to indicate that this has changed, but I'm all ears to any insider titbits if you have any!
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Any price rises in the pipeline from VM? with both BT and Sky increasing prices in the coming weeks VM can't be far behind following on from Novembers rise?
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Any price rises in the pipeline from VM?
Always.
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Virgin Media suspend four workers over delayed roll-out of £3bn ultra-fast broadband

: http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/n...#ixzz4ci3a5iOC
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I hope this was management positions rather than engineers at the sharp end.
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From other articles I've read, it's definitely management types who have apparently fudged some numbers.
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I hope this was management positions rather than engineers at the sharp end.
l suspect other companies are probably up to the same tricks heero.
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