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Pipex takeover ?

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  1. Whois-Search

    Whois-Search Retired Member

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    Pipex buys Caudwell Communications, trading as Homecall, one of the largest residential voice telephony businesses in the UK.

    http://www.citywire.co.uk/News/NewsArticle.aspx?VersionID=81031

    MARKET speculation is growing that predators including BT are circling internet services provider Pipex. Shares in the company rose on the rumour that a takeover was under way and a big shareholder had been bought out. About 30m shares, 1.3% of the company, were sold..........

    ...........City sources say BskyB, scared of being left behind in internet-based television broadcasting, could be in the frame for Pipex. It is also suggested Pipex could be planning a merger with another internet player, Fasthosts.

    http://www.thebusinessonline.com/St...ectionID=8099C021-87B0-48CA-A5F1-6335FDE21694

    If Pipex did buy Fasthosts what would happen to Nominet ?

    Maybe BT will save the day ? they own the UK internet anyway !
     
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  3. netserve

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    They own a significant part of the internet access network in the UK (Even the LLU kit is held within BT owned buildings) but to be fair they don't play that significant a roll in the real 'internet' in the UK.
     
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    Ok going on the basis that:

    Pipex owns spectrum rights for wi-max

    Pipex bought Hosteurope (including 123-reg.co.uk)

    Both Pipex and Fasthosts voted "No" at the Nominet EGM

    A large Pipex shareholder just sold up

    Pipex just bought Caudwell Communications (Homecall VOIP)

    Then.......

    What if Pipex buys Fasthosts - the Nominet number 2 ?

    Then.....

    What if BT or BskyB bought Pipex ?

    They would have control of Nominet and have enough "power" to bid for things like ENUM - not to mention what they could do with wi-max or voip
     
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    Suerly if one buys the other, then the memberships would be linked/merged and they would actually get less votes due to the voting cap. :confused:

    So in answer to your question... not much :p
     
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    Bear in mind anything like that is probably going to get referred to MMC so it could take months to complete and may not go through.
     
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    Don't Easily and NetNames have seperate votes within Nominet - even though the latter owns the former? Perhaps if the two companies remained as seperate legal entities - but if one owned the other - then they'd get twice the votes still? Anyone from Nominet know the answer to this one?
     
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    I have heard they have also bought my old company I used to work for - BusinessServe.co.uk - Legend.co.uk.
     
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    There is no news being banded around here at Pipex towers.

    Dont expect much to happen soon.
     
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