look like AT&T & VOD is looking for another wedding??? after VZ deal for $130B with VOD???
Look what CEO just said....!!!
AT&T could lose interest in the purchase if Vodafone decides to start buying cable or fixed-line businesses to expand into the offering bundled packages that have been popular in Europe. Another deterrent from purchasing Vodafone is Europe’s heavy regulations. If AT&T is frustrated with anticompetitive measures in the U.S., then expanding to a region where there’s even more scrutiny on how companies use their wireless spectrum seems counterintuitive.
But Vodafone’s diverse holdings across Europe and the world would appeal to AT&T’s global strategy. Europe has slowly started adopting 4G LTE networks, and AT&T hopes it could convince European consumers to pay more for bigger data packages like wireless customers in the U.S. Stephenson said during the conference that a deal with Vodafone could close in the first quarter of 2014, the Journal reports.