"In-country" deals are hot among telecoms

11/30/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

France Telecom's $4.04 billion agreement to merge its Swiss mobile and fixed-line networks with TDC illustrates how deals between telecoms within the same country have become increasingly common, according to a published account. TDC will eventually exit the business. Telecoms see these moves as necessary to generate revenue in a saturated marketplace as well as a valuable way to save costs.

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