The French Minister of Economics clears a merger in the telecommunications sector with remedies, including granting of access to infrastructure (Neuf Telecom/Cegetel)

The operation By a letter dated 12 August 2005, the French Minister of Economy, Finance, and Employment gave conditional clearance to the horizontal merger between the electronic communication groups, Neuf Telecom and Cegetel. Neuf Telecom and Cegetel both developed an important telecommunication network on a national level. Their network was the only real alternative to the historic operator's one, France Telecom SA (“France Telecom”). The market(s) The merger mainly concerns the wholesale markets of electronic communications. The wholesale markets analysed by the Minister and concerned by remedies are (i) the market of DSL

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François Blanc, The French Minister of Economics clears a merger in the telecommunications sector with remedies, including granting of access to infrastructure (Neuf Telecom/Cegetel), 12 August 2006, e-Competitions Bulletin August 2006, Art. N° 22666

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