BT to buy EE or O2?

BT is interested in purchasing one of the UK’s network operators, either EE (owned by Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom) or O2 (owned by Spain’s Telefónica).

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The Financial Times reports BT saying in a statement:

We continue to develop our own plans for providing enhanced mobile services to business and consumer customers, in line with our previous announcements. We remain confident of delivering on these plans and have also been exploring ways of accelerating them, including assessing the merits of an acquisition of a mobile network operator in the UK.

We have received expressions of interest from shareholders in two UK mobile network operators, of which one is O2, about a possible transaction in which BT would acquire their UK mobile business. All discussions are at a highly preliminary stage and there can be no certainty that any transaction will occur.

As for BT’s interest in acquiring EE, the financial news agency’s sources are saying that BT is in talks with Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom about buying the largest carrier in the UK.

Which network operator do you think BT will end up buying? Will it be EE or O2? Let us know what you think through a comment on our Phones LTD Facebook page.

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