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Divestments become urgent, rather than strategic

Monday 23 April 2012 | 13:37 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Background
Recent reports of a strategic rethink in KPN's portfolio can apply to the whole European telecom sector. Mergers and acquisitions are relevant to the core activities, to win market share, develop new markets and enter emerging markets. However, considered alongside the growing need to invest in the roll-out of new networks, the latest moves by operators may appear somewhat negative. At the moment, divestments seem to be driven more by financial pressures than solid strategic choices.

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