* Posts by Polly_from_Wick

1 post • joined 7 Jun 2012

Vodafone and O2 to merge mobile networks

Polly_from_Wick

Several years ago Vodafone and O2 wanted to share masts and backhaul in the remote areas of Scotland and Wales along with parts of the UK as a way to improve overall coverage where the return on investment would be negative. If you spend time up in the remote areas - as I do, some areas are Vodafone and others O2/Telefonica with dual coverage in towns.

When the plan was put forward it was stopped after complaints to the EU about "anti-competitive behaviour" from, I believe, other operators.

I hope that this time it will be allowed to go through and be approved.

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