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Dutch regulator wants say on Ziggo-Vodafone joint venture

Thursday 16 June 2016 | 10:11 CET | News
The European Commission has set a preliminary deadline of 19 July to decide on the proposed joint venture between cable operator Ziggo and Vodafone Netherlands. While the two companies filed for EU approval on 14 June, the Dutch competition and telecom regulator ACM has made its own request to the EC to handle the deal. Vodafone and Ziggo announced in February the agreement for a 50-50 merger to create an integrated fixed-mobile player to compete with Dutch incumbent KPN. The Dutch regulator also asked in 2014 to rule on Ziggo's merger with UPC, but the request was rejected by the EC.

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Companies: ACM / European Commission / KPN / Liberty Global / UPC / Vodafone / VodafoneZiggo / Ziggo
Countries: Netherlands
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