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Breakingviews: Iliad’s French revolution

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 03:31

Iliad is the Ryanair of telecoms – lean and clever, says Breakingviews. Winning control of T-Mobile U.S. would allow it to repeat its tricks Stateside and guillotine market share at AT&T and Verizon.

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Whoever -- breaking news is written months of outside the ads -- bids for what is it about 57%. Of team Obama US but he's revisiting this story. Today's look a little bit more closely at how -- managed to succeeds. So -- and wrongs. And what it could do in the US if it gets its way. Clinton am joins in the studio. -- you -- headliner at a French revolution could disrupt. US mobile says it'll. Yeah I guess the idea here is that really -- aliens has done in France that they want what Ryan has done in European and lines of what Ali has gone and retail. It's a very sort of lean innovative. Operates at this kind of read Christ to market and run rings around -- -- bureaucratic organization. It's not -- that some of the stats are just gonna read these out because. Have fascinate sings of the anecdotal stuff from. Headcount Iliad 7000. Vs 74000. And orange throngs. I'm 34 stores. Vs oranges 579. I mean. It says a lot about the type of operation this is exactly and some of that is necessity they've growing very fast -- very small basement if you look for example it promised expense and advertising they spend. Roughly a third of war that big rivals from the front so that is used to running. Amounts of -- to ship and I -- else. So so what can they do in the US if it gets its way and and and how will need to change in order to do that. Well I think what people were confused fact and the rest as they say that could be ten billion dollars of synergies from buying. Team I volatile real synergies it in the sensitive they haven't gotten over operations and they can crunched together it's more than they can run it sort of more. Effectively and team of all US spends 23 billion dollars a year or an operating expenses and I guess. These guys think maybe they constrict -- in any errant about that would get tons of -- in -- I am OK and and you think that's realistic. I've said -- wouldn't put it costs them you know they have just being silly kind of nimble and France and I think. This did the following conclusion denies it can be quite. -- Austin for the US operates that they be used to rather -- market whether people told me these very. Big margins haven't come martians and Verizon and I want -- businesses 15%. Thought it remind becoming commencement. Accurate and in fact you've you've finish apiece but by saying what what success and yet might look like for the incumbents. That lots of cuts and from. -- timing has some of the incumbents -- Who would just coming to Macs some of the new pricing structure which in -- -- convinced he's a -- to say that team of -- itself isn't already doing some on this calls itself. And on carrier it's been sort of -- more than a million customers a quartet houses and sort of aggressively attacks the -- big plays but. I just wonder if it had considered to have been charged. Chop chop as you and -- things all right great many thanks Matt -- web breaking news. The US British Arizona properties and 1730 PST -- a problem sources.

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Breakingviews: Iliad’s French revolution

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 03:31