3 thoughts on “A Cross Border Telecom M&A Boom?”

  1. What seems strange is why is no one raising the very logical move of Vodaphone buying Sprint. At that point they could do a couple of interesting things (not necessarily mutually exclusive).

    1) Sell Verizon Wireless stake back to Verizon

    2) Leverage Verizon Wireless stake to allow pain-free conversion of Sprint network to GSM — legacy customers just use the Verizon Network until everyone has a GSM handset and can use the new Sprint network

    3) Sell the Verizon Wireless stake and legacy Sprint/Nextel networks (maybe all to Verizon, maybe piecemeal — I bet the guys who bought Alltel would want some of it) and use the money to build a really kickass WiMAX network and just be all IP in the US

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