0
Wireless

Airdata challenges Telefonica Germany's merger with E-Plus

Monday 8 June 2015 | 10:23 CET | News
The proceedings for the approval of Telefonica Germany's takeover of E-Plus might be reopened as new telecom operator Airdata filed a complaint at the European Court of Justice against what it said were inadequate controls by the European Commission. According to Airdata CEO Christian Irmler, the EC should not have approved of the takeover because the commitments made by Telefonica are not enough to pursue vigorous competition. The administrative court in Cologne will deal with this matter on 10 June in a public hearing.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Deutsche Telekom / E-Plus / European Commission / Orange Austria / Telefonica Germany / Vodafone Germany
Countries: Europe / Germany
::: add a comment

Add comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Base subscribers complain they are worse off after merger

Published 30 May 2016 15:36 CET | Germany
Former Base customers who were transferred to O2 after the Telefonica merger with E-Plus complain that they are worse off despite ...

Comarch supports Telefonica grid consolidation with E-Plus

Published 25 Nov 2015 10:02 CET | Germany
After launching a network inventory management consolidation and unification project at Telefonica Germany following the ...

Deutsche Telekom acquires 7,700 mobile sites from Telefonica

Published 20 Jul 2015 10:22 CET | Germany
Telefonica Deutschland is transferring 7,700 mobile telephone sites to Deutsche Telekom. This will realise part of the synergies ...

EU competition commissioner questions telecom consolidation

Published 15 Jun 2015 15:10 CET | Europe
Margrethe Vestager, the EU commissioner for competition, has questioned telecom operators' main argument for the recent swathe of ...

O2 Germany promotes 'Roam Like Home' options

Published 11 Jun 2015 12:44 CET | Germany
Telefonica Germany is promotion its 'Roam Like Home' options for O2 and Base customers. The EU Roaming Flat is automatically ...

Telefonica Germany to cut jobs sooner than expected

Published 27 Mar 2015 15:39 CET | Germany
Telefonica Germany is starting its personnel cuts following the merger with E-Plus. According to Focus magazine, Drillisch will ...

Telefonica, E-Plus to have better network quality by 2017

Published 15 Dec 2014 11:03 CET | Germany
The new CEO of Telefonica Germany, Thorsten Dirks, said that after its acquisition of E-Plus, the carrier will have the same ...

German mobile market hopes for growth after Telefonica, E-Plus merger

Published 22 Oct 2014 13:15 CET | Germany
The German mobile market had a dynamic summer. Highlights included Telefonica winning approval to acquire E-Plus, reducing the ...

EU to probe Telefonica-E-Plus merger again - report

Published 27 Aug 2014 11:30 CET | Germany
The European Commission plans to take another look at the merger of Telefonica Germany and E-Plus, WirtschafsWoche reported in ...

Union fears Telefonica-E-Plus merger may cause job losses

Published 11 Jul 2014 09:31 CET | Germany
German services trade union Verdi fears that job losses could follow the merger of Telefonica Germany and E-Plus. The merger is ...

Telekom, Vodafone want merged O2/E-Plus to give up spectrum

Published 03 Jul 2014 14:13 CET | Germany
Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone have expressed concern about the concessions forced upon Telefonica by the EC for approval of its ...

EC approves Telefonica takeover of E-Plus

Published 02 Jul 2014 11:48 CET | Germany
The European Commission has approved Telefonica's takeover of German mobile operator E-Plus from KPN. The merger of E-Plus with ...

Telefonica to give up 20% of network capacity to Drillisch

Published 25 Jun 2014 11:15 CET | Germany
Telefonica Deutschland has signed an agreement with mobile services provider Drillisch through which the latter will acquire 20 ...

National regulators oppose EC remedies on E-Plus - report

Published 22 Jun 2014 18:25 CET | Germany
Only two of the 12 national competition regulators advising the European Commission on Telefonica's proposed takeover of E-Plus ...

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

Published 19 Jun 2014 14:06 CET | Germany
The European Commission is expected to grant conditional approval to KPN's sale of German mobile operator E-Plus to Telefonica ...





Calendar   /   Industry Events

02 Aug Arista Networks Q2
02 Aug Ceragon Networks Q2
02 Aug SBA Communications Q2
02 Aug NXP Semiconductors Q2
02 Aug DSP Group Q2 2021
02 Aug ON Semiconductor Q2
02 Aug Harmonic Q2
02 Aug DZS Q2
03 Aug Alibaba Q2 2021
03 Aug NeoPhotonics Q2 2021
03 Aug Infinera Q3 2021
03 Aug Akamai Technologies Q2 2021
03 Aug RingCentral Q2 2021
03 Aug Sequans Q2 2021
03 Aug Bredband2 Q2 2021
04 Aug Softbank fiscal Q1
04 Aug Lumen Technologies Q2
04 Aug Intred Q2 2021
04 Aug Digi International fiscal Q3
04 Aug EA fiscal Q1
04 Aug Viavi Q4
04 Aug 8x8 fiscal Q1
04 Aug Aferian interim results
04 Aug Liberty Latin America Q2 2021
04 Aug Smith Micro Q2 2021
04 Aug Inseego Q2 2021
04 Aug Qorvo fiscal Q1
04 Aug Roku Q2 2021
05 Aug Motorola Solutions Q2
05 Aug Frontier Communications investors meeting
::: More Calendar Items