The EU Commission clears a merger, subject to remedies, on the telecommunications market (Hutchison / VimpelCom)

Mergers: Commission approves Hutchison/VimpelCom joint venture in Italy, subject to conditions* The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation a proposed telecommunications joint venture between Hutchison and VimpelCom in Italy. The approval is conditional on the divestment of sufficient assets that will allow a new operator to enter the market. Today's decision follows an in-depth review of the deal that combines VimpelCom's subsidiary WIND with Hutchison's subsidiary H3G, respectively the third and fourth largest operators in the Italian retail mobile market. The effective structural remedies offered by Hutchison and VimpelCom fully address the Commission's competition concerns. They will ensure the market entry of French telecom operator Iliad as a new mobile

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European Commission, The EU Commission clears a merger, subject to remedies, on the telecommunications market (Hutchison / VimpelCom), 1 September 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin September 2016, Art. N° 81275

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