Things we learned this week: Waiting games, spectrum rewards & security opinions

Things we learned this week: Waiting games, spectrum rewards & security opinions

An unwise waiting game?

Liberty Global boss Michael Friers has announced that there is ‘no timeframe’ on discussions with Vodafone over an asset swap between the two companies. It seems strange that there isn’t a sense of urgency from Vodafone’s side, if indeed they do intend to acquire Virgin Media in the UK. Surely they want to get the ball rolling on it. All their rivals mergers and acquisitions are well under way, so you have to wonder why they are willing to wait.

 

Qualcomm reap the rewards

Qualcomm’s plan to launch a mobile TV using mobile spectrum back in 2008 bit the dust pretty quickly. However, the chipmakers investment in L-band spectrum from Ofcom in aid of this project has proved to be a very wise investment. The manufacturer paid around £8m for the radio waves seven years ago which is now valued at £200m. Not a bad return for an investment in a venture which never got going.

 

Security say so

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