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FCS raises concerns with CMA about BT-EE merger

Monday 6 April 2015 | 11:16 CET | News
The UK Federation of Communications Services (FCS) has raised concerns about the BT-EE merger with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). CEO Chris Pateman told Mobile Today, "We are very concerned about the concentration of power in competition terms, particularly for MVNO's. We have met with the CMA and have planned to meet with Ofcom on 9 April to discuss the effect it will have. The possibility of so much power being in the hands of an organisation that has a long history of monopolising certain markets [BT] is worrying for us." Responding to the FCS's claims, a BT spokesperson

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