The EU Commission clears an international telecom’s merger subject to conditions of another national telecom (Orange / Jazztel)

Orange/Jazztel: Convergence meets Consolidation in the Spanish Telecoms Sector* In a nutshell: The Orange/Jazztel transaction takes place in a market that tipped toward fixed-mobile multiple play offers. The forward-looking analysis included an assessment of the parties' likely future roll-out of fibre networks with and without the merger. Efficiency claims relating to the elimination of double marginalisation have been partly accepted. The remedies address the concerns in a structural manner Introduction In May 2015, the Commission cleared the acquisition of the Spanish telecom operator Jazztel by the French-based telecom operator Orange, subject to conditions, after completing an in-depth investigation. [1] Jazztel has been a successful fixed telecommunications operator in Spain

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Sebastian Müller, Salvatore De Vita, Violeta Staykova, Marc Zedler, The EU Commission clears an international telecom’s merger subject to conditions of another national telecom (Orange / Jazztel), 19 May 2015, e-Competitions May 2015, Art. N° 86366

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