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BT fights for gigabit prize

BT fights for gigabit prize

Within the next few months, both Vittorio Colao and Gavin Patterson will vacate the top jobs at the UK’s two largest telecoms companies. But while Mr Colao is leaving Vodafone (VOD) in a blaze of glory, having sealed its merger with Liberty Global’s European assets, Mr Patterson will exit the beleaguered BT (BT.A) held in less esteem by investors. It is therefore somewhat ironic that BT’s recent quarterly trading update sparked a far more positive response from the market than Vodafone’s did.

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