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Cartel Office publishes reasons for blocking cable deal

Friday 22 February 2013 | 17:13 CET | News
Germany's Federal Cartel Office has published an official statement blocking the proposed takeover of cable network operator Tele Columbus by Kabel Deutschland Holding. The Cartel Office concluded that the anti-competitive effects of the merger would be too substantial to approve the project, adding that Tele Columbus was Kabel Deutschland's main rival in the new federal states. They direct competitors in Berlin and almost all other conurbations in Eastern Germany. The Cartel Office that if the merger went ahead, the housing industry in many areas would lose a competitive alternative to Kabel

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Categories: Fixed
Companies: Kabel Deutschland / Tele Columbus
Countries: Germany
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