The French Competition Authority clears, subject to remedies, an acquisition in the high-speed broadband access market (SFR / Numéricable)

The Autorité de la concurrence gives conditional clearance to the acquisition of SFR by Numericable, an Altice subsidiary. * Among the commitments discussed and negotiated with the Autorité de la concurrence, Numericable commits to give competitors (internet service providers, MVNO) access to its cable network. This is the first time that a European competition authority opens up access to cable. In addition, Numericable must divest Outremer Telecom's mobile telephony business in La Réunion and Mayotte. The Autorité de la concurrence gives clearance, subject to several commitments, for the exclusive acquisition of SFR (which belonged to Vivendi) by the Altice group and its subsidiary Numericable Group. THE MERGER GIVES NUMERICABLE SIGNIFICANT STANDING IN THE TELECOMS SECTOR By taking

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority clears, subject to remedies, an acquisition in the high-speed broadband access market (SFR / Numéricable), 27 October 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin October 2014, Art. N° 69703

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