Write a 12 page essay on SBU of Tescos Telecoms.
Apart from that the report also considers the strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities of the business unit over their competitors. This is very much crucial for an organizational unit to strengthen the strengths, remove the weaknesses, be aware of the threats and explore the opportunities. Adding to it, the organization is required to be knowledgeable of their competitors around, so that they can make their strategic decisions in alignment with the competitive environment.
Tesco carries its mobile and telecommunication service under the Tesco Telecom business. It offers mobile virtual network in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Slovakia. Tesco operates the same in alliance with O2 network. The business unit offers simplicity and choice with added customer values in supermarket styles. In the year 2007, following the success in UK, O2 Ireland, and Tesco Ireland commenced the first MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) in the Irish market (Telefonica Europe, 2009).
Vodafone is one of the leading wireless phone service providers with a large customer base of 300 million in more than 30 countries. The company has it business mainly in the UK and Germany where they are the leading company in the respective segment. In German, they also operate as data providers with an offering of broadband internet and fixed-line phone services. In the US, the group has 45 % stakeholding in the top wireless provider, Verizon Wireless. Apart from these regions, Vodafone also services customers in Asia, Africa, the Pacific region and the Middle East through several subsidiaries and few joint ventures (Hoovers, 2010).
Orange, a subsidiary of France Telecom, is the third leading mobile provider in Europe with a subscriber base of 130 million subscribers. Apart from that, this organization offers a wide range of services including digital television and computer telephony services. In the UK, this carrier is in a joint venture with Deutsche .Telecom.