Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Niel faces uphill battle if UK entry rumours prove true

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Tuesday 26 January 16

French businessman reportedly plans to launch mobile operation in the U.K. based on assets freed up by 3UK/O2 merger.

Xavier Niel will not find it easy to establish a new mobile operator in the U.K., if reports that he intends to do just that turn out to be accurate, that is. The French businessman's Iliad operation has approached Ofcom to enquire about the possibility of acquiring assets divested as a result of the planned merger between Hutchison's 3UK and Telefonica's O2…

Xavier Niel will not find it easy to establish a new mobile operator in the U.K., if reports that he intends to do just that turn out to be accurate, that is. The French businessman's Iliad operation has approached Ofcom to enquire about the possibility of acquiring assets divested as a result of the planned merger between Hutchison's 3UK and Telefonica's O2…

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