Verizon’s Chief Executive on Tuesday tackled subjects ranging from US healthcare reform, iPhone, China, his lack of interest in a merger with Vodafone and his feelings about former Vice President Dick Cheney.
Here’s a sample of comments he made at an event held by the Council on Foreign Relations on Tuesday.
On the likelihood of a Vodafone/Verizon merger:
“Absent new information a merger doesnt seem to have a lot of appeal.”
Seidenberg said he would hope to carry the Apple device on its next generation mobile network. When?
“It’s their call.”
On China and the battle for an open Internet there:
“What they’re doing in the long term is not sustainable.” He added that Verizon was continuing to work on technology rather than “take them on like Google.”