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pcharles09
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5/29/2014 | 9:03:06 PM
Re: So where really is the synergy here?
R Clark,

Diversifying is the word I was looking for here. That's always the name of the game when you've already cornered one aspect of a market.
pcharles09
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5/29/2014 | 9:01:47 PM
Re: So where really is the synergy here?
Previously replied to below...
pcharles09
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5/29/2014 | 9:01:21 PM
Re: So where really is the synergy here?
I'm looking at it more from a business opportunity perspective of the ownership, not the end users.
R Clark
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5/27/2014 | 11:18:00 PM
Re: So where really is the synergy here?
Foxconn/Hon Hai is an electronics contract manufacturer, so it doesn't compete directly with operators.

This is all about diversifying away from manufacturing. Hon Hai is also tipping money into cloud and software apps and is even making some of its own-branded accessories like headphones.
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5/27/2014 | 11:08:37 PM
Re: So where really is the synergy here?
@pcharles: What kind of tie ins are you referring to here? For the common cellphone-plan tie ins, you don't need an ownership stake.
nasimson
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5/27/2014 | 11:08:13 PM
Re: So where really is the synergy here?
@pcharles: What kind of tie ins are you referring to here? For the common cellphone-plan tie ins, you don't need an ownership stake.
pcharles09
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5/27/2014 | 7:59:01 PM
Re: So where really is the synergy here?
They'll have more tie-in into the industry by being aligned with the providers as well as the manufacturing.
sam masud
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5/27/2014 | 3:39:10 PM
Re: So where really is the synergy here?
It's more than a device manufacturer--Foxconn is a major bare metal box maker.
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5/27/2014 | 2:19:29 PM
Re: So where really is the synergy here?
Well, Foxconn is the largest electronics manufacturer in the world and the 3rd largest IT company they are widely known for making iPhones but that's not all they make. It's not something I've seen before, for sure.
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5/27/2014 | 12:30:26 PM
So where really is the synergy here?
@ Dan:

If my memory serves me right, I have never heard of a device manufacturer buying stakes in the mobile operator.

What exactly are the synergies here? Am I missing something?


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