Featured Articles

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple has finally unveiled its eagerly awaited smartwatch and surprisingly it has dropped the "i" from the brand, calling it simply…

More...
Skylake 14nm announced

Skylake 14nm announced

Kirk B. Skaugen, Senior Vice President General Manager, PC Client Group has showcased Skylake, Intel’s second generation 14nm architecture.

More...
Apple officially announces 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus

Apple officially announces 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus

The day has finally come and it appears that most rumors were actually spot on as Apple has now officially unveiled…

More...
CEO: Intel on target for 40m tablets

CEO: Intel on target for 40m tablets

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich just kicked off the IDF 2014 keynote and it started with a phone avatar, some Katy Perry…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 03 April 2013 12:25

Verizon denies Vodafone buyout

Written by Nick Farrell



$245 billion deal not happening

Verizon has denied claims in the FT that is planning to write a $245 billion cheque to buy Vodafone. The plan was that Verizon was teaming with AT&T to buy Vodafone, in a deal worth $245 billion. Under the deal, the FT reported, Verizon would acquire the 45 percent stake Vodafone currently owns in its US operations. The remainder of Vodafone's business outside the US would go to AT&T.

But in a regulatory filing made today in response to media reports, and published by various news sites, Verizon declared: "As Verizon has said many times, it would be a willing purchaser of the 45 percent stake that Vodafone holds in Verizon Wireless. It does not, however, currently have any intention to merge with or make an offer for Vodafone, whether alone or in conjunction with others."

Vodafone's shares had jumped nearly six per cent on speculation about a buyout, but they fell back 3.4 percent after Verizon said it was not interested. Vodafone is the world's second-largest carrier behind China Mobile with 403 million customers. Ironically there have been rumours that Verizon wants to end its relationship with Vodafone.

Reports last month suggested Vodafone and Verizon were considering a wide range of options, including merging their two operations or simply going their separate ways. Those talks stalled.

Nick Farrell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments