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The EU Commission approves a 3G mobile network sharing in Germany as it does not raise competition concerns (O2 / T-Mobile)

Commission approves 3rd Generation mobile network sharing in Germany* The Commission today took a favourable decision on 3rd Generation ("3G") mobile network sharing. This decision confirms that site sharing in itself does not raise competition concerns. The investigation has also confirmed that national roaming between licensed network operators benefits consumers by allowing the operators involved to offer better and quicker 3G coverage. This is especially true for less built-up and rural areas of Germany. Roaming by O2 Germany's customers on T-Mobile's network can also be exempted from the competition rules with respect to urban areas however for a more limited period. Roaming will enable the smallest operator on the German market - O2 Germany - to launch

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  • European Commission - DG COMP (Brussels)

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European Commission, The EU Commission approves a 3G mobile network sharing in Germany as it does not raise competition concerns (O2 / T-Mobile), 16 July 2003, e-Competitions July 2003, Art. N° 104897

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