Swisscom in $4.9 B bid for FastWeb


They want their IPTV: Is it the TV customers, or the triple play? Either way, SwissCom has eyes for FastWeb, an Italian pioneer in IPTV.

One of the first questions that comes to our mind is how will FastWeb’s video infrastructure fit in with Swisscom’s Microsoft-enabled IPTV plans? Of course, since analysts say Vodafone or Sky Italia may also make a bid for FastWeb, there might not be an IPTV infrastructure clash of peanut butter and chocolate just yet. To be continued!

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