Monday, January 5, 2009

Observer: Vodafone close to signing a cost-sharing deal with Orange.



VODAFONE Group Plc is close to signing a deal with France Telecom SA's Orange, to share the cost of technology, engineering and maintenance at their UK bases, said London-based newspaper Observer, without citing anyone.

The deal may save the world's largest mobile phone company 1 billion pounds a year.

"Orange and Vodafone already share the costs of running some aspects of their base stations, but the latest agreement goes much further and is expected to include integrating their 3G access networks and possibly a degree of collaboration in managing their international network coverage," the Observer reported.

I wonder if local players like Maxis, Celcom and DiGi are keen into such collaboration?

For the full story, you can visit this link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/jan/04/vodafone-orange-cost-sharing-deal

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