CASE COMMENTS: MERGERS - HORIZONTAL MERGER

Horizontal Merger: The Minister of Economy clears with conditions a merger in the electronic telecommunications sector (Neuf telecom/Cegetel)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. – Min. Éco, August 12, 2005, Neuf telecom / Cegetel, aff.C2005-44 On August 12, 2005, the Minister authorized the merger between the two telecommunications operators neuf telecom and Cegetel, subject to commitments. These two alternative operators have each developed an extensive network of optical fibre telecommunications cables covering the whole of the national territory, and offer electronic communications services on both retail and wholesale markets. At the outset, the Minister notes that the merger between neuf telecom and Cegetel can be analysed mainly as a merger between the only two "open" networks that are truly alternative to that of the

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Jérôme Philippe, Horizontal Merger: The Minister of Economy clears with conditions a merger in the electronic telecommunications sector (Neuf telecom/Cegetel), 12 August 2005, Concurrences N° 4-2005, Art. N° 644, pp. 98-99.

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