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Dutch consumers union worried about Ziggo-Vodafone merger

Thursday 7 July 2016 | 17:07 CET | News
The Dutch consumers union has expressed concerns about the proposed joint venture between Ziggo and Vodafone Netherlands to the European Commission. The Consumentenbond fears the deal will result in less competition on the Dutch market in the longer term. As a result of the proposed combination of Ziggo's cable business with Vodafone's mobile operators, a near duopoly will result on the Dutch fixed and mobile markets, of incumbent KPN and Ziggo-Vodafone. The union asked the EC to look critically at the deal and where needed impose conditions to ensure competition remains healthy on the Dutch

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Companies: European Commission / KPN / VodafoneZiggo / Ziggo
Countries: Netherlands
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