Cable and Wireless buys Bulldog Communications Ltd
Local Loop Unbundling has been in the news a lot recently, even making it into the main stream press, so todays news may not be so much of a shock. Cable and Wireless has purchased the share capital of Bulldog Communications Ltd for £18.6 million. The full press release from C&W can be found here.
Quite what this share purchase means will only really be known over time, but the use of the words "selective opportunities" suggests that we should not start to get excited about a national LLU roll-out. The phrase seems to suggest that C&W/Bulldog will go where they believe the profits are to be made. One could say that the acquisition is actually C&W playing catch-up in the LLU arena.
Whether we will see Bulldog focus more on its business products and expanding LLU, rather than what most of the UK currently see them as, i.e. a Datastream provider will be interesting to see.