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3-Wind to challenge TIM for top spot on Italian market as Iliad brings fresh competition

Friday 9 September 2016 | 11:33 CET | Author: Alejandra van de Roer, Corina Schultz | Background
The approved merger of the Italian subsidiaries of VimpelCom (Wind) and Hutchison (3 Italia) will create the country's largest mobile operator in terms of customers and second-largest in terms of service revenues, according to the latest figures from Telecompaper. The market will reduce to three operators all of a similar size, plus the new entrant Iliad, which will face the challenge of achieving the same spectacular growth it has shown in France.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: 3 Italia / European Commission / Iliad / Telecompaper / TIM / Vimpelcom / Vodafone / Wind
Countries: Italy
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