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EC approves Telenet takeover of Base

Thursday 4 February 2016 | 12:11 CET | News
The European Commission has approved the sale of Belgian mobile operator Base by KPN to Telenet, the Belgian cable operator controlled by Liberty Global. The clearance takes account of concessions offered by Telenet to ensure competition from MVNOs on the Belgian market. Base is Belgium's smallest mobile operator, but served as a challenger on the market with its relatively low-price offers. Telenet is already the country's largest MVNO. "Without effective commitments, a merger of these two dynamic players would have significantly reduced competition, with a risk of higher prices and less

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Companies: European Commission / Jim Mobile / KPN / Liberty Global / Mobile Vikings / Telenet
Countries: Belgium
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