*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. After an in-depth investigation, the European Commission has conditionally authorised the telecommunications companies Hutchison and VimpelCom to merge their Italian subsidiaries H3G and WIND into a single joint venture. Both Hutchison and VimpelCom are active in the retail market for mobile telecommunications in Italy. Hutchison is active in Italy through its subsidiary H3G, which owns the "3" brand. VimpelCom is active on the market through its subsidiary WIND, which offers mobile telecommunications services under the WIND brand and fixed-line telecommunications services under the Infostrada brand. The effects of the proposed concentration are
CASE COMMENTS : MERGERS – EUROPEAN UNION – EUROPEAN COMMISSION – COMMITMENTS – NEW MOBILE NETWORK OPERATOR
Joint Venture : The European Commission clears a merger between mobile network operators in Italy providing that they allow a fourth operator to join the market (Hutchison 3G Italy / WIND / JV)
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