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Ireland's mobile merger conditions inadequate and illegal say critics
[External article, Telecom TV]
On the face of it, the recent decision by the European Competition Commission to flag through the merger of Hutchison 3 and O2 in Ireland should be straight-forward. Ireland consolidates its operators from four down to three, in return the Commission demands that the competition deficit is made up for by two new MVNOs and a possible exchange of spectrum up the track should they want to become full operators. Job done? Not Exactly.