The European Commission authorizes subject to remedies a merger between two Austrian mobile networks providers applying the new test introduced by the EC Merger Regulation to an undertaking which would not become the market leader after the transaction (T-Mobile Austria/tele.ring)

"T-Mobile Austria/tele.ring: Remedying the loss of a maverick"* On 26 April 2006, the Commission authorised the acquisition of sole control by T-Mobile, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, of the Austrian mobile phone operator tele.ring, leading to a combination of two Austrian mobile network providers. The Commission reached this decision after an in-depth investigation, including a Statement of Objections, on the basis of the commitments submitted by the notifying party. The decision is relevant in particular for two aspects: First, for the application of the new test, introduced by the recast Merger Regulation [1], to an undertaking which would not become the market leader after the transaction and, second, for the remedies accepted by the Commission. 1. Relevant market Both

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Johannes Luebking, The European Commission authorizes subject to remedies a merger between two Austrian mobile networks providers applying the new test introduced by the EC Merger Regulation to an undertaking which would not become the market leader after the transaction (T-Mobile Austria/tele.ring), 26 April 2006, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2006, Art. N° 36750

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