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Orange offers to cede network to smaller Spanish operator

Monday 23 March 2015 | 10:02 CET | News
Orange is prepared to transfer part of its network assets to a smaller Spanish operator as part of its efforts to persuade the European Commission's antitrust authority to approve its proposed EUR 3.4 billion takeover of Spanish operator Jazztel, reports El Economista. The EC recently suspended its investigation into Orange's proposed takeover of Jazztel for a second time, as it waits to receive more information from the companies. The Commission had previously set a deadline of 30 April to decide on the merger. However, according to the report unnamed sources close to the negotiations now

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Categories: General
Companies: European Commission / Jazztel / Masmovil / Ono / Orange / Telefonica / Vodafone / Yoigo
Countries: Spain
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