The French Competition Authority clears, subject to remedies, a merger in the mobile virtual networks market (Virgin Mobile / Numericable)

The Autorité de la concurrence clears Virgin Mobile's acquisition by Numericable* The Autorité de la concurrence has cleared the acquisition of Omer Telecom Limited (“OTL”) by Numericable. OTL is a virtual mobile phone operator operating under the Virgin Mobile brand. This decision takes place after the Autorité conditionally cleared SFR's acquisition by Numericable last month [1]. The only competition risk identified relates to the foreclosure of Virgin subscribers with Numericable's multiple play services, and has already been remedied by Numericable's commitments in the context of the SFR merger review, whereby all MVNOs can access its cable network

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority clears, subject to remedies, a merger in the mobile virtual networks market (Virgin Mobile / Numericable), 27 November 2014, e-Competitions Telecom & Dominance, Art. N° 70463

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