Vodafone, BSkyB plot against BT

The enemy of my enemy is my friend : Vodafone (VOD) and BSkyB (BSYBF) have reportedly held talks about how to compete with BT's (BT) increasing reach in the British broadband market, the U.K.'s Sunday Times reports.

Vodafone (VOD) and Sky are considering deals involving the latter's sports and film channels and on co-operating on a high-speed broadband service.

However, the two are unlikely to construct a nationwide fiber network, as such a project would cost several billion pounds.

The talks come after a resurgent BT gained on its rivals by investing over £3B in a high-speed fiber-optic network and another £2B in sports broadcast rights.

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  • Brian Barbour
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    "They are unlikely to construct a nation-wide finer network, as such a project would cost several billion pounds."


    Companies today seem to think they should not have costs in their business and that the Government should either pay for their costs or greatly subsidise it...
    20 Jan 2014, 05:53 AM Reply Like
  • Br0kenTeleph0n3
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    @u01bsb0 It works for BT. Any why not, if government officials are stupid enough to accept the stardusted promises the telcos make, or rapacious enough to accept the directorships post government...
    20 Jan 2014, 08:33 AM Reply Like
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