EC approves 3 Austria's acquisition of Orange Austria

Thursday 13 December 2012 | 09:11 CET | News
The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Orange Austria by 3 Austria. The approval is conditional upon the implementation of a commitments package that will facilitate the entry of new players into the Austrian mobile market. The EC had concerns that the elimination of one out of four mobile network operators in Austria could have led to less competition and higher prices, to the detriment of end consumers. To address these concerns, 3 Austria submitted remedies, offering in particular to divest radio spectrum and additional rights to an interested new entrant in the

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: 3 Austria / European Commission / Orange Austria / UPC Austria
Countries: Austria
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