Vodafone's Tricky Wireless Split

A report of a potential acquisition of Verizon, though quickly denied, leads to a flurry of speculation about the two companies

No one ever thought the wireless relationship between Verizon Communications (VZ) and Vodafone Group (VOD) would last forever. Indeed, the joint venture's demise has been the subject of speculation for nearly the whole of its eight-year history (see BusinessWeek.com, 3/14/06, "Why Would Vodafone Sell Verizon Wireless?").

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