CASE COMMENTS : MERGER - MOBILE TELEPHONY - MAVERICK - COMMITMENTS

Modification of network sharing agreement: The European Commission clears a merger between two mobile operators in the UK subject to commitments relating to the divestment of spectrum and reinforced guarantees regarding a network sharing agreement concluded with the sectoral “maverick” (T-Mobile ; Orange)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Eur. Comm, 1 March 2010, T-Mobile/Orange, Case COMP/M.5650 On 1 March 2010, the European Commission cleared, subject to commitments, the combination of T-Mobile's and Orange's activities in the UK on the markets for the provision of mobile telecommunications services and broadband internet access services over a fixed network (for Orange only). Beyond the technical nature of this decision, which is specific to the telecoms sector, it should first be noted that the Office of Fair Trading ("OFT") had initially requested the referral of the concentration pursuant to Article 9(2)(a) of Regulation 139/2004 on Community mergers. Subsequently, the OFT, being

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Didier Theophile, Henrik Nordling, Modification of network sharing agreement: The European Commission clears a merger between two mobile operators in the UK subject to commitments relating to the divestment of spectrum and reinforced guarantees regarding a network sharing agreement concluded with the sectoral “maverick” (T-Mobile ; Orange), 1 March 2010, Concurrences N° 3-2010, Art. N° 31937, pp. 124-127

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