Ed Whitacre and Carlos Slim’s telecom empires are so intricately intertwined and interlinked, that we have no choice but to call them telecom’s ultimate buddy team – the Tango & Cash of the phone business. They often say nice things about each other in interviews, and well, their friendship has proved to be quite profitable for both parties.
The bid to get a piece of Olimpia is not the first time Slim, the third richest man in the world and Whitacre, by far the most powerful man in telecom, have teamed up.
Here is a quick rundown of their business ventures thus far:
Now if all of us were so lucky to have a friend like Slim or Whitacre!
3 thoughts on “Ed & Carlos, telecom’s ultimate buddy team”
Carlos and his Sim Team have always been on a mission – “Buy Cheap, Grow Fast”. Interesting post, Om.
Wait, I thought Cingular was
‘the new AT&T’??
Telmex Intl. Spinoff :
P.G. you are right. Carlos and his team are always on a mission. I’m very excited about The Telmex spinoff TelmexIntl. I feel they can give various companies a run for their money in the next year. I’m very curious to know how will the market react with a dominant player with new ideas. Question if anybody knows is American Movil part of the New TelmexIntl. Also anyone know where I can get news about Telmex? I just went on their site very limited info. Although I found a fan page telmexintl.com which had no info yet.