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Vodafone takeover of Unitymedia unavoidable

Thursday 17 May 2018 | 12:38 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Market Commentary
Vodafone has agreed to buy Liberty Global's operations in Germany, Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic. Germany may raise some regulatory issues, but we expect the deal will eventually win approval. The market is moving to fixed-mobile convergence, and remedies such as open cable networks or even wholesale content access can be imposed. Vodafone undoubtedly will be in search of more takeovers in eastern Europe, but faces competition from others looking to expand. More difficult will be consolidation in the UK market, but the market trends make it inevitable. 

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Companies: 3 UK / Altice / BT / CityFibre / Comcast / Deutsche Telekom / EE / Iliad / Liberty Global / Maxdome / Netflix / O2 UK / Orange / Sky / TalkTalk / Telefonica / United Internet / Unitymedia / Virgin Media / Vodafone / Vodafone UK / Ziggo
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