Saturday, 10 December 2016

EU's Almunia reiterates telco merger concerns

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 07 March 14

Joaquín Almunia to announce decisions on Telefonica/E-Plus, 3 Ireland/O2 deals in coming months.

EU competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia on Friday reiterated his concerns about the impact of in-market consolidation in the telecoms industry, casting further doubt on significant deals in Ireland and Germany. "At present we are reviewing two important mergers in the mobile-telephony sector, one in Ireland and one in Germany," he said in a speech delivered at a conference in Cape Town that was reproduced on the European Commission's Website…

EU competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia on Friday reiterated his concerns about the impact of in-market consolidation in the telecoms industry, casting further doubt on significant deals in Ireland and Germany. "At present we are reviewing two important mergers in the mobile-telephony sector, one in Ireland and one in Germany," he said in a speech delivered at a conference in Cape Town that was reproduced on the European Commission's Website…

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