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EU Antitrust Watchdog Probes Viasat’s Inmarsat Bid

 |  February 13, 2023

EU antitrust regulators on Monday opened an in-depth investigation into US company Viasat’s bid for British satellite rival Inmarsat on concerns the $7.3 billion deal may reduce competition in the aviation connectivity market.

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“At this stage, the (European) Commission is therefore concerned that by acquiring Inmarsat, Viasat may reduce competition in the supply of broadband IFC services to commercial airlines in the EEA and/or globally,” the EU competition enforcer said in a statement.