Vodafone has a bumpy history when it comes to acquisitions, with some expensive fallouts from large deals of the past. Renewed efforts to buy fixed and cable operators in Europe may fuel speculation even further (if that's still possible) that a sale of its Verizon Wireless stake is imminent, but the equation for Vodafone is far from simple.
Hot on the heels of its approach to Kabel Deutschland, Vodafone is also eyeing a possible acquisition of Italian broadband provider Fastweb as part of its quad-play push, according to a Bloomberg report, although both Vodafone and Fastweb parent Swisscom declined to comment on the report.
Vodafone is considering a bid to acquire Germany's largest cable operator, Kabel Deutschland, according to multiple reports, which all cited unnamed sources.
Telecom Italia on Tuesday said it has launched its Fiber to the Cabinet (FTTC) services in three cities this month—Rome, Turin and Naples.
Telecom Italia and competitive broadband provider FastWeb, which is owned by incumbent telco Swisscom, on Friday announced they are going to jointly build out a fiber network in Italy.
Italian competitive service provider Fastweb is the latest European carrier planning to build a 100G per channel optical network. The network, which will provide a connection between Milan and Rome,
Wind Mobile, Italy's third largest mobile operator, has indicated its interest in merging with or acquiring other Italian fixed or mobile operators. According to the Egyptian tycoon, Naguib Sawiris,
Telecom Italia ( NYSE: TI ) is making some changes to the telco's top management team, a process that will promote current CEO Franco Bernabe to the executive chairman role at the end of his term in
Silvio Scaglia, the Italian multimillionaire who founded competitive service provider Fastweb, has been released from authorities after spending a year in prison and house arrest due to his alleged
Swisscom's new suite of managed services reflects the idea that traditional telcos need to break out of the mold of being just a communications provider, and become one that can also provide a suite