August 2, 2006 |
Verizon Communications Inc. said Tuesday that it had shut the door, for now, on an effort to buy out Vodafone Group's 45% stake in their mobile phone joint venture. Chairman Ivan Seidenberg of Verizon said during an earnings conference call that Vodafone Chief Executive Arun Sarin had told him last week that he was "extremely pleased" with the growth of Verizon Wireless.
November 11, 2004 |
The Twentieth Century Fox studio, a veteran of the big screen and the TV screen, is about to break into an entirely new realm: the really little screen, the kind that comes on a cellphone. In what appeared to be the first arrangement of its kind, Twentieth Century Fox said Wednesday that it would create a unique series of one-minute dramas based on its hit show "24" exclusively for a new high-speed wireless service being offered by Vodafone, the world's biggest cellphone company.
February 25, 2004 |
Vodafone Group, which this month lost a bid to buy AT&T Wireless Services Inc., will renegotiate its partnership with and remain a minority shareholder in Verizon Wireless. Chief Executive Arun Sarin said he would open talks over the dividend agreement with Verizon Wireless parent Verizon Communications Inc. and other issues, including a wireless partnership in Italy. The Verizon accord that expires in March 2005 was worth about $1 billion to British Vodafone last year.
February 21, 2004 |
Days after losing a bidding war for AT&T Wireless Services Inc., Europe's biggest mobile phone operator, Vodafone Group, said it saw no other likely takeover targets in the United States and might even consider selling its 45% stake in U.S. market leader Verizon Wireless. Vodafone Chief Executive Arun Sarin discussed his company's American strategy in the wake of Tuesday's agreement by Atlanta-based Cingular Wireless to pay nearly $41 billion for AT&T Wireless.
February 17, 2004 |
Cingular Wireless and Britain's Vodafone Group both boosted their bids to $38 billion for AT&T Wireless Services Inc. on Monday, as the board of the third-largest U.S. mobile phone provider considered which company would ultimately buy it, according to people familiar with the talks. Vodafone matched Cingular's offers at each stage of the process, a source said on condition of anonymity.
February 16, 2004 |
AT&T Wireless asked rival bidders Vodafone Group and Cingular Wireless on Sunday to sweeten offers worth about $35 billion, sources familiar with the talks said. Vodafone had been expected to submit an offer of about $35 billion, or about $12.50 a share, that would trump an informal $30-billion bid from Cingular, the No. 2 wireless carrier in the U.S. controlled by SBC Communications Inc. and BellSouth Corp.