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T-Mobile, Tele2 merger in Netherlands no-brainer for scale benefits, as spectrum licence window opens ahead of 5G auction

Thursday 16 November 2017 | 16:28 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Market Commentary
Deutsche Telekom is considering merging its Dutch business T-Mobile Netherlands with Tele2's local unit or listing the company on the stock market, CEO Tim Hoettges said at an investors conference in Barcelona. A merger is more than likely, for a variety of reasons. Both operators are in need of greater scale, especially with 5G around the corner. Restrictions in spectrum licences will open a window soon during which it will be now or never for a merger on the Dutch market.

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Companies: Deutsche Telekom / KPN / Tele2 Netherlands / T-Mobile Netherlands / VodafoneZiggo
Countries: Netherlands
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