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Tele2/T-Mobile merger's regulatory approval may follow German model

Monday 15 January 2018 | 13:06 CET | Author: Kamiel Albrecht | Market Commentary
The plan to merge Deutsche Telekom and Tele2's activities in the Netherlands raises again the regulatory question of how many mobile operators are enough. There are a number of reasons why competition regulators should or should not approve the merger, and we can look at other European markets for some clues: countries where acquisitions reducing the market from four to three mobile operators were approved (Austria, Germany) and those where it was not approved (Denmark, UK). In all these cases, the European Commission took the decision. In addition to the number of mobile operators, the EC

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Categories: Fixed / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: 1&1 / 3 Austria / Deutsche Telekom / Drillisch / E-Plus / Hutchison Drei Austria / KPN / Orange / RTR / Tele2 / Telefonica / T-Mobile / United Internet / Vodafone / VodafoneZiggo / Yesss! / Youfone / Yourfone / Ziggo
Countries: Netherlands
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