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EC unconvinced with T-Mobile, Tele2 creation of third FMC player, time for T-Mobile to find mobile market remedies

Monday 17 September 2018 | 16:53 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Market Commentary
The European Commission has decided not to reject outright the T-Mobile and Tele2 Netherlands merger and thrown the ball back in the operators' court to come up with remedies to its competition concerns. The main issue is whether the mobile retail market will suffer from the disappearance of Tele2 as the fourth operator. The merged operator's ability to take on the 'joint dominance' of KPN and VodafoneZiggo on the Dutch market is apparently not enough for the EC. Still, the deal is likely to win approval, with the help of Simpel or EQT. Or T-Mobile could decide to abandon the acquisition.

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Companies: CAIW / Caiway / Canal Digitaal / Delta / EQT Infrastructure / Iliad / KPN / Lebara / Tele2 / Tele2 Netherlands / T-Mobile Netherlands / VodafoneZiggo
Countries: Netherlands
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