Vodafone Gets Down To Business, Peels Orange
- From 'Quantity' to 'Quality': Japan's Changing Cellphone Market. // Economy, Culture & History Japan Spotlight Bimonthly;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p4
The article announces the acquisition of the Japanese unit of British cellphone company Vodafone Group PLC by Internet investor Softbank Corp. for Â¥1.7 trillion. Softbank has now become an integrated telecommunications firm, offering both fixed-line and cellphone services. CEO Son Masayoshi...
- Let's All Join Hands. Alleven, Monica // Wireless Week;09/13/99, Vol. 5 Issue 37, p1
Reports on the continuation of a merger talks between Vodafone AirTouch and Bell Atlantic Corp. in the United States (US). Reasons for the two companies' strained relations in early 1999; Significance of the merger to Vodafone; Statistics on customers of Vodafone worldwide.
- European Hostility. Hanes, Kathryn // Global Finance;Mar2000, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p5
Comments on the acquisition of Britain's Vodafone AirTouch by Mannesmann of Germany. Impact of the deal on international investors' perceptions about Europe and the corporate management; Opinion of foreign companies on takeover attacks in Europe.
- Weird Handshakes And Kisses: Welcome To The Wireless Fold. Quigley, Paul // Wireless Week;02/21/2000, Vol. 6 Issue 8, p12
Deals with several issues related to the consolidation of Vodafone AirTouch plc and Mannesmann AG. Remarks from Mike Caldwell, Vodafone's chief spokesman; Reasons as to why Telefonica de Espana and British Telecom cancelled their proposed merger deal; Cultural implications of the deal.
- Vodafone increases its stake in Japan Telecom as planned. // RCR Wireless News;10/15/2001, Vol. 20 Issue 42, p5
Reports on the purchase of stock shares of Japan Telecom by Vodafone Group PLC. Remarks from Chris Gent, president of Vodafone Group; Effect of Vodafone's purchase on Japan Telecom's management.
- Polemics And Posturing Near The Takeover Front. Quigley, Paul // Wireless Week;01/31/2000, Vol. 6 Issue 5, p25
Focuses on the deadline set for the buy out offered by Vodafone AirTouch PLC for Mannesmann AG. Information on the wireless Internet portal architecture planned by Vodafone.
- Reaching for the pinnacle. Gohring, Nancy // Telephony;06/07/99, Vol. 236 Issue 23, p72
Focuses on Vodafone AirTouch, resulted from the merger between the wireless telecommunication giants Vodafone and AirTouch. Its status as a wireless giant; Its size; Impact of the merger among carriers; Differences between the two companies.
- Wireless Wonder! Guyon, Janet // Fortune;2/21/2000, Vol. 141 Issue 4, p44
Describes the significance of the Mannesmann merger with Vodafone AirTouch. The company's position as the largest mobile operator; How the deal could set off a wave of foreign investments into Germany.
- Joint venture flings complicate telecom mergers. Copulsky, Erica // Investment Dealers' Digest;08/31/98, Vol. 64 Issue 35, p5
Speculates that the proposed merger between AirTouch Communications Inc., based in San Francisco, California and Vodafone Group of Britain, may not take place. Reasons for the skepticism over the merger; Views of several bankers on the proposed merger.