Business Intelligence

Development Approaches And Strategic Movements Within The Mobile Telecommunication Field

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Executive Summary

In February 2000, when Vodafone took control of the British operator Orange, they had to split, because Vodafone owned two mobile telephony licenses in the same country - Great Britain - fact that was interdicted by the European legislation. So, on 30th of May 2000, France Telecom announced the purchase of the mobile telephony operator - Orange Public Limited Company (PLC) - from Vodafone for the amount of 40 billion euro. Focusing on the fusion - acquisition as a way of development for the mobile telecommunication companies, this paper begins with a theoretical analyze of some concepts related to the external growth.

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