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EC decision on E-Plus, O2 merger suggests wholesale competition enough

Thursday 19 June 2014 | 14:06 CET | Author: Marion ter Welle, Tim Poulus | Background
The European Commission is expected to grant conditional approval to KPN's sale of German mobile operator E-Plus to Telefonica Deutschland, allowing the third and fourth largest mobile operators in Germany to merge. According to Reuters' sources, the conditions will be limited to the merged company reserving a certain amount of network capacity for wholesale customers. MVNOs such as Freenet, United Internet, Drillisch and Liberty Global will have access to at least 20 percent of the network capacity, but the company will not be required to divest any spectrum holdings. The EC is expected to

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Drillisch / E-Plus / Freenet / KPN / Liberty Global / Telefonica Deutschland / United Internet
Countries: Germany
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