A Primer on the Business of Vodafone

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Aug. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Manus Cranny explains all you need to know about Vodafone as it prepares to sell its 45 percent stake in Verizon and where the company may look to expand next. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Surveillance."

Let me get your attention.

Vodafone in the last 10 years has outperformed verizon.

They have 91,000 employees.

Verizon has double that.

What do i need to know about vodafone?

It is a gigantic mobile phone company in europe.

They have a new ceo since 2007, which they needed.

This company was put together in 2000. the size of the merger was 150 billion euros.

It was a huge deal in 2000. the ceo came in in 2007. he has been selling out -- off joint-venture is.

This is about control and trust.

That is what they say about the ceo.

He is walking away from the verizon.

He may end up with cash.

He is going been in africa.

This is london talk from managing director.

He is not a doctor.

The point of it is that he has not trust.

One of the biggest names in nfl football is drrew -- drew brees.

You sell him and you get a bunch of money.

Are you going to buy five other things equal in value or more valuable?

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