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Liberty Global in talks to sell UPC Switzerland to Sunrise - report

Saturday 2 February 2019 | 13:29 CET | News
A merger of UPC Switzerland and Sunrise, in which German Freenet holds a 24.6 percent stake, would not come as a surprise. It would create a fixed-mobile network operator on a market that is increasingly focused on fixed-mobile offerings. As such, it would match Swisscom. At the same time, it would leave Salt, owned by Xavier Niel's NJJ Capital, as the last mobile-only operator. Salt entered the fixed-line market in March 2018 through an agreement with Swiss Fiber Network.

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Companies: Freenet / Liberty Global / Salt / Sunrise / Swisscom / T-Mobile / T-Mobile Austria / UPC / Vodafone
Countries: Switzerland
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