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Regulator sees red lines for Orange-Bouygues merger

Monday 18 January 2016 | 09:03 CET | News
There are clear red lines to a merger between Orange France and Bouygues Telecom, French telecom regulator Arcep's chairman, Sebastien Soriano told Les Echos. "I trace red lines. If the transaction goes ahead, it cannot result in strengthening Orange's position […] the historical operator is already very strong", he said, adding that the sector must avoid going backwards in terms of competition. The regulator will be "especially attentive to markets where competition is still limited, in particular in the business and rural segment".

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Companies: Arcep / Bouygues Telecom / Orange France
Countries: France
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