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DOShea
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8/4/2014 | 9:56:38 AM
Re: Interesting angle....
The timing also is interesting in that European Commission will soon have a chief who has suggested treating consolidation in Europe with a light touch, so maybe the first of many deals for AT&T if that regime plays out.

Re: the R&D talent, there could be something to that as well, and if AT&T becomes committed to a stronger presence in Europe, Ireland could be a good place to establish one of its Foundry innovation centers.
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8/4/2014 | 9:52:08 AM
Re: Interesting angle....
Re: affinity between Ireland and the US being strong, if this deal somehow results in the ability to download a Guinness from St. James Gate via 100G submarine cable, fiber and DSL, directly to my desktop whenever I please, then I heartily approve of this deal.
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8/4/2014 | 9:20:02 AM
Interesting angle....
I'm sure there are plenty of accounting reasons to buy ion Ireland but it would also be an interesting cultural move too... that affinity between Ireland and the US is strong, right?

Plus there are plenty of very smart telecom people in uireland if AT&T was to open up a new R&D/innovation lab in Europe...


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