AT&T (T) could acquire Vodafone's (VOD) non-U.S. assets if reported talks between Verizon...

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AT&T (T) could acquire Vodafone's (VOD) non-U.S. assets if reported talks between Verizon (VZ) and Vodafone lead to a merger, thinks BofA/Merrill. Analyst David Barden estimates $70B would be enough for AT&T, which has made its interest in foreign expansion clear, to buy Vodafone's giant collection of international mobile properties. (tower sales)