Collateral damage to infrastructure based competition and investments caused by Almunia’s refusal to enforce EU antitrust law and block harmful mobile mergers (in Austria, Ireland, ... Germany?)
On TelecomTV: Ireland's mobile merger conditions inadequate and illegal say critics
A flash research note reacting on European Commission's decision granting conditional approval for the Hutchison-Telefonica merger in Ireland.
The problem as perceived by the telcos
The telcos proposed remedy
The policy challenge from in-market consolidation
The EU competition (merger) law hurdle
Almunia’s woolly compromise
Almunia’s Irish deal could be worse than nothing! It sounds like Google doesn’t it?
One step closer to on ex-ante wholesale access regulatory intervention in the mobile industry
So are consumers, infrastructure based competition, investments and open mobile internet access harmed?
So what will Almunia do in Germany?
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