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What happens to cable's WiFi-first strategy after mobile mergers?

Monday 26 September 2016 | 14:26 CET | Author: Corina Schultz, Tim Poulus | Market Commentary
Cable and mobile operators are leading the consolidation wave in Europe, driven by companies such as Liberty Global and Vodafone. After Germany, Spain and Belgium, the Netherlands is the latest country to see a merger of a major cable player with a leading mobile operator. Cable and mobile have differing views on Wi-Fi, raising the question what happens when companies like Ziggo and Vodafone Netherlands come together. The majority of smartphone traffic runs over Wi-Fi networks now, but cable-mobile mergers could reduce this share in the future. Vodafone is driven to monetise the lucrative

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Companies: Cablevision / Comcast / Liberty Global / Vodafone / VodafoneZiggo / Ziggo
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