Total telecom – What does Vodafone’s Liberty Global acquisition mean for Europe’s telecoms market?

‘Game-changer’ is perhaps too strong of a term since Vodafone for at least the last ten years has been on a journey from being a pure mobile operator to becoming a convergent telecoms provider. At the same time, the approval of the acquisition puts Vodafone in the lead of convergent telcos in Europe. The overall trend in the telco market is for operators to become convergent providers who can offer fixed, mobile and media services to their customers,” said Bengt Nordstorm, CEO of Northstream.

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