O2 considers fixed-mobile services in UK

The U.K.'s O2, a unit of Spain's Telefonica, said it is mulling a plan to combine mobile and fixed-line businesses and bring converged services to the U.K. and other markets. O2 already offers fixed-and-mobile combined broadband services in Germany. O2 says it is looking at whether its business in Germany can be replicated in other markets. Media reports have O2 and Vodafone looking for acquisitions among ISPs in the U.K. It will be interesting to see whether wireless operators buy their way into the fixed-line business or partner with folks to create converged services offerings.

For more about O2's converged services strategy:
- check out this article from Dow Jones