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Watchdog may intervene in Telia's Phonero buy - report

Thursday 22 December 2016 | 12:54 CET | News
The Norwegian Competition Authority may intervene in Telia's acquisition of Phonero, according to an extract from an article on the InsideTelecom.no portal. It cited a letter sent to Telia on 16 December. Inside Telecom said the authority feared the acquisition could have a number of negative consequences, particular for the retail market, saying it could lead to lower quality of service offerings but with higher prices. It is also wary about the effects on Ice and the construction of a third network.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: ICE
Countries: Norway
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