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Vodafone leads European consolidation, Liberty Global to focus on UK, others retreat or form new breeds of competitors

Thursday 1 August 2019 | 15:10 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Background
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Vodafone's takeover of four country operations from Liberty Global is an important development for the European telecoms sector. Still, the market remains fragmented with dozens of operators. With all this M&A going on, is there a drive towards consolidation, or is it just a dance of musical chairs not leading to anything much in terms of reducing the number of operators? Whatever the case is, new types of operator are forming with a focus on convergence (cable + mobile), open access fibre or infrastructure. The Vodafone Group's strategy is successfully being rolled out, which could one day

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