Vodafone is in talks to acquire Kabel Deutschland, Germany's biggest cable TV operator, as it seeks to expand beyond mobile telephony. The approach was confirmed by the company this morning, following overnight speculation prompted by Bloomberg. The deal is at a very early stage, but Vodafone has confirmed preliminary talks are …
It would be nice if they but in a multi-billion euro tax return
The only country where people are REALLY happy about their Vodafone "service".
ha, fucking ha
Back in the day when Vodafuck bought Mannesmann they were insisting that "mobile only" was the way to go and kept trying to sell the fixed-line business. They did sell the pan-European backhaul and let Deutsche Telekom take lucrative business like the trains away from them. Pity the poor taxpayers who paid to write off all the goodwill.
4-play consolidation really is starting to happen here: for € 40 a month I've now got truly unlimited 50 MB / 4 MB and I get those speeds and IPv6, HD cable TV (most of which is abominable but it's getting better), 3-line ISDN, flat-rate to fixed lines in Germany, EFTA and North America and 500 MB a month mobile.
.. Surely this isnt such a big expenditure since they save a packet load avoid paying tax properly, cant believe they got left off with such a half assed agreement...!
...I bet the German tax authorities aren't too chuffed at the prospect...
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