All hoped that Vodafone It escapes from purchases by Europe after leaving the ownership of the American Verizon, with focuses placed on the possible purchase of ONO and Jazztel, but now all eyes point to the contrary, to a possible purchase of Vodafone by the American AT & T.
And it is a movement that has been rumored many times but now it is again when Bloomberg returns to drop the rumor, pointing to AT & T may be preparing the ground to disembark in Europe next year with the purchase of the British and Everything Everywhere in the room if your initial plan fails.
AT & T, the second largest mobile operator by number of U.S. behind only Verizon customers, has always been interested in cross the pond expanding to Europe for what would need to deal with any purchase situé le hit in several countries, putting in the spotlight to one of the largest operators not emerged of former monopolies, Vodafone.
When Vodafone announced his departure from Verizon, direct competition from AT & T in the U.S., it was rumored with the possibility of both American companies could have been in talks to acquire the European operator but everything was in the output of Vodafone of United States, which earned him 130,000 million dollars.
Waiting for 2014
But now it appears that AT & T is to take some time and pave the way for Vodafone in 2014. The idea of the operator, according to Bloomberg, it would be stay with the European business the Red company, separating business than it has in Asia and Africa, which could be offered to other operators such as Orange.
The result of the purchase of Vodafone by AT & T would be the creation of the largest mobile operator in the world, with more than 500 million customers, but any operation will have to wait at least until the beginning of 2014 to allow Vodafone to close his operation out of Verizon and would have to deal with both sides of the Atlantic regulatory barriers.