Telco compares merger to Challenger space shuttle
Remind me what happened to that again...
Top brass at Thus are celebrating their merger with Cable and Wireless by modestly telling staff through the medium of leaving large cardboard junk around offices that "a new era of telecoms" has begun.
So far, so tedious consolidation. But an eagle-eyed Reg spy noticed their equally modest choice of metaphor - that of billions of dollars of rocket science blasting off - might have been better chosen.
'Our business is going to explode... oh'
For the young and the ignorant, Challenger disintegrated on take-off in 1986, killing everyone on board. ®
I was at C&W during the first round of mergers
If their performance a good 10..15 years ago was anything to judge this one by you're in for a fun ride. I must say that in the years since I have yet to come across another bunch of middle management morons who are even half as incompetent (well, OK, with the exception of some Blairite apparatchik who have enlightened our lives -and wasted tax money- with gay abandon).
Do you know any other supplier who gets handed a monopoly on government data connections and then milks it so much (and pisses off so many people at high level with their incompetence) they lose the contract and have to buy the company that acquired the new contract to hang on to the (vast) profits?
No? Thought not.
thought cable and wireless uk meged with ntl. then became virgin media.
If you're old enough to make comments like that you should understand that just because someone is old doesn't mean they know cat shit from tootsie-rolls.