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EC review of Telefonica, E-Plus focused on smaller operators

Thursday 15 May 2014 | 11:21 CET | News
The EC's review of the proposed merger between German mobile network operators Telefonica Deutschland and E-Plus is focusing on boosting smaller rivals leasing network capacity, instead of creating a new network operator, reports Bloomberg citing unnamed sources familiar with the process. Telefonica has offered to hand over urban mobile spectrum to a new rival, but sources said that that regulators are not expecting to accept this offer. Instead, they are understood to be focused on improving market conditions for firms such as Freenet and United Internet, which lease network capacity.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: E-Plus / Telefonica / Telefonica Deutschland
Countries: Europe / Germany
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