In 2001 Verizon Communications, a US-based Communication services provider, recognised the opportunity offered as wireless alternatives and broadband became a practical reality for many households in the US. The company made a decision to move away from traditional, slow-growth core businesses and into more competitive and risky faster-growth areas including wireless and data services. The company disposed of slow growth units such as phone directories and made massive investments to move into a...

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2.1.2 Identify economic/industry trends
2.2.4 Formulate and review business unit strategy
2.5.4 Identify and manage risks

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