Sunday, 23 July 2017

NZ court orders delay to Vodafone/Sky merger

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Wednesday 22 February 17

Spark says decision gives opposing parties time to consider options if competition watchdog approves tie-up.

New Zealand's High Court on Wednesday ordered a brief delay to Vodafone's merger with Sky Network Television in the event that the Commerce Commission approves the deal. The decision is a victory for incumbent Spark and altnet 2degrees, which petitioned the court for the delay on Monday. In its decision document, the court agreed with Spark's assertion that if the Commerce Commission approves the deal…

New Zealand's High Court on Wednesday ordered a brief delay to Vodafone's merger with Sky Network Television in the event that the Commerce Commission approves the deal. The decision is a victory for incumbent Spark and altnet 2degrees, which petitioned the court for the delay on Monday. In its decision document, the court agreed with Spark's assertion that if the Commerce Commission approves the deal…

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