China Mobile Ltd rejected reports that it is in talks to buy Hutchison Whampoa Ltd’s 3G operations in the UK and Italy. ‘No such thing is going on,’ a company spokeswoman told XFN-Asia.
Who knows? Not me, dear reader.
If The Register publishes it, then it must be true, right? 😉
I think it was Steve of iTagg who first put the idea of News Corp buying Three UK into my head. I really liked the fantasy. If Three are for sale, it’d be interesting to see them acquired by a bulldog of a media baron who’d push them forward and begin nailing the other stagnant mobile operators. If only.
Then there’s Apple. I’d like to see what a singularly focused Mr Jobs would do with the mobile industry in this country.
Or, well, hmm. Anyone else? Who else could buy them and really bring a bit of excitement to the industry? Dunno. They’re doing pretty well themselves with X-Series, I reckon, however a bit of corporate ‘oh-miiii-god’ could be useful. I’d like to see a media player battling against a set of traditional operators run by people who still think that an 8k telephone landline is the height of modernity.