Merging Altice and Charter makes industrial sense. Figuring out how to pay for a deal and split ownership is another matter.
Despite tough competition, the two telecoms' dividends are 'sacred,' analysts say.
The Japanese tech giant has invested in smaller Uber competitors across the globe, but could be coming stateside next.
Altice's Patrick Drahi has worked on deals before with BC Partners and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and is reportedly considering embarking on a joint bid with them.