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FCS, ITSPA welcome EU decision to block O2 deal

Thursday 12 May 2016 | 12:52 CET | News
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The UK Federation of Communication Services (FCS) has welcomed the EU's decision to block the merger of mobile network operators 3 UK and O2 UK. In a blog posting, the FCS said that the remedies proposed by Hutchison fell well short of what was needed to genuinely encourage innovation. However, it added that the UK mobile market needs a fundamental reform to drive innovation, encourage competition and deliver consumer value, calling for the kind of wholesale competition currently found across fixed-line networks. Meanwhile, the ITSPA, UK trade association for VoIP and next generation

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Companies: 3 UK / O2 UK
Countries: United Kingdom
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