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UK: Competitor asks regulator to level playing field after BT-EE merger

 |  March 23, 2015

High speed fibre optic firm CityFibre has attacked BT, saying its planned acquisition of EE would “stifle innovation” and “deliver little tangible benefit for consumers”.

CityFibre revealed the objection this morning, saying that it submitted a formal complaint to the Competition Markets Authority on Friday.

The company demanded Ofcom be allowed to enforce extra regulatory measures on BT should the acquisition be allowed to proceed in order to deliver a “level playing field.”

CityFibre is currently in a contract with 3 to roll out its fibre optic network and has had ongoing discussions with Vodafone regarding supporting their enterprise customers.

The complaint coincides with the CMA’s recent scrutiny of £12.5bn merger, with calls from some operators and networks.


Full Content: The Financial Times


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