Vodafone UK buys Cable & Wireless

Summary:Vodafone has signed a deal to acquire Cable & Wireless Worldwide for £1.04 billion.

Former Optus co-owner Cable & Wireless has been snapped up by Vodafone UK for £1.04 billion. As part of the deal, Vodafone picks up a 20,500km long fibre network in the UK, and 425,000km long fibre network worldwide, reaching 35 countries, including Australia.

Topics: Telcos


Armed with a degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Journalism, Josh keeps a close eye on the telecommunications industry, the National Broadband Network, and all the goings on in government IT.

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