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UK: CMA seeks initial comments on BT-EE merger

 |  March 16, 2015

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority started the ball rolling in its examination of BT’s £12.5 billion takeover of EE, the largest mobile operator in the UK, by requesting opinions from competitors about what impact a BT-EE entity might have on the mobile and broadband markets.

According to a letter seen by the Financial Times, the CMA highlighted several areas that could suffer a “potential impact” from an emboldened BT, which would be number one – in terms of subscribers – in both the UK’s broadband and LTE markets. Those areas include wholesale and retail.

The CMA sent letters to all interested parties asking for their input, with responses – according to the FT – expected later this week.


Full Content: The Financial Times


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