0
Broadband

EC approves Microsoft takeover of Skype

Monday 10 October 2011 | 10:06 CET | News
The European Commission (EC) has approved the proposed takeover of Skype by Microsoft after deciding that the deal would not significantly impede effective competition in the European Economic Area (EEA). In the area of consumer communications, the investigation found that their operations mainly overlap for video communications, where Microsoft is active through its Windows Live Messenger. However, the Commission considers that there are no competition concerns in this growing market where numerous players, including Google, are active. For enterprise communications, the investigation

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

We hope you've enjoyed your free articles. 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: Internet
Companies: Microsoft / Skype
Countries: Europe
::: add a comment

Add 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

Cisco challenges Microsoft's Skype acquisition in EU court

Published 30 May 2013 10:07 CET | Europe
Cisco and Italian VoIP provider Messagenet have challenged the European Commission's 2011 approval of Microsoft's USD 8.5 billion ...

Cisco appeals against Microsoft takeover of Skype

Published 16 Feb 2012 08:52 CET | World
Cisco Systems has filed an appeal at the European Commission against Microsoft's takeover of Skype. While the deal has already ...

EC geeft groen licht voor overname Microsoft-Skype

Published 10 Oct 2011 09:55 CET | World
Microsoft mag Skype overnemen. De Europese Commissie heeft die toestemming verleend, met het argument dat er voor de consument ...

EU set to approve Microsoft takeover of Skype - report

Published 06 Oct 2011 10:41 CET | Europe
The EU is set to approve Microsoft's proposed USD 8.5 billion acquisition of Skype, reports the Financial Times. Despite ...

Messagenet complains to EU about Microsoft-Skype merger

Published 03 Oct 2011 09:51 CET | Italy
Italian daily 'Corriere della Sera' reported that Italian VoIP provider Messagenet is opposed to the acquisition of Skype by ...