The EU Commission conditionally clears a merger in the fixed and mobile telephony markets (Tele 2 France / SFR)

Merger control: Main developments between 1 May and 31 August 2007* In July the Commission approved the purchase of the fixed telephony and Internet access businesses of Tele 2 France by the French mobile telephony operator SFR. As originally notified, the planned operation raised serious competition concerns in pay-TV markets in France and the Commission launched an in-depth investigation. These concerns have been addressed by commitments guaranteeing DSL operators equal treatment with the new entity as regards access to television content owned

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  • JG Associates (Brussels)
  • DG COMP (Brussels)

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John Gatti, Mary Loughran, The EU Commission conditionally clears a merger in the fixed and mobile telephony markets (Tele 2 France / SFR), 18 July 2007, e-Competitions July 2007, Art. N° 37766

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