Monday, 25 September 2017

Vodafone to sell Dutch fixed-line business in return for EU merger OK

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Wednesday 03 August 16

Brussels green lights Vodafone, Liberty Global's plan to merge in the Netherlands; Voda has fixed-line business buyers waiting in wings.

The European Commission on Wednesday approved Vodafone and Liberty Global's plan to merge their businesses in the Netherlands, subject to a key condition: Vodafone must sell off its consumer fixed-line operations in the country. Vodafone offered to divest the unit in a bid to alleviate concerns from Brussels over the potential impact the merger could have on competition in the Dutch telecoms market…

The European Commission on Wednesday approved Vodafone and Liberty Global's plan to merge their businesses in the Netherlands, subject to a key condition: Vodafone must sell off its consumer fixed-line operations in the country. Vodafone offered to divest the unit in a bid to alleviate concerns from Brussels over the potential impact the merger could have on competition in the Dutch telecoms market…

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