I may be right about Verizon-MCI

Our own Maggie Reardon cites today's Wall Street Journal report that a deal for Verizon to buy MCI appears close at hand.Why would such a deal make sense?

Our own Maggie Reardon cites today's Wall Street Journal report that a deal for Verizon to buy MCI appears close at hand.

Why would such a deal make sense? What role would existing IP telephony assets and future plans play in the combined entity? I've posted my opinions here before.

On February 1, I explained why "Verizon is sure to buy MCI."

Then, a couple of days later, I logged on from my hotel room in the heart of Silicon Valley (have Ethernet, will travel), and gave you my take on that day's hot rumor - about Qwest being in talks to buy MCI.

OK, so at this point in time, I'll stand by my original prediction. Verizon will buy MCI. And what of Mike Capellas, who hired on as MCI CEO to fix the problems caused by MCI's previous execs?

Well, Mike came to MCI from Hewlett-Packard, where he served as President 'til November 2002. And I hear there's a job open, Mike.

What's your prediction? Who will buy MCI? Verizon? Qwest? Some investment syndicate? Or, will the seemingly unthinkable happen and will MCI go it alone for awhile?

Post a TalkBack and let's find out what you think.

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