Vodafone hands VM O2 a spectrum bonus to win merger support

Vodafone and VMO2 July24 (1)

Source: Vodafone; Virgin Media O2

Following more than a year of talks, Vodafone wins Virgin Media O2 round to its proposed Three merger with an extended network sharing agreement and approval-dependent spectrum transaction. Questions remain about MBNL future, BT response, and CMA viewpoint…

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  • Organisations: BT Group; Cellnex; Cornerstone (CTIL); Competition and Markets Authority (CMA); Deloitte; GLIL Infrastructure; Liberty Global; Mobile Broadband Network Limited (MBNL); Telefónica Deutschland; Three UK; Vantage Towers; Virgin Media O2; Vodafone Group.
  • Geographic: Germany; UK.
  • People: Ahmed Essam; Andrea Donà; Lutz Schüler; Mike Fries; Robert Finnegan.
  • Themes: 3.4GHz–3.8GHz spectrum; 5G rollout; Competition and investment; Market consolidation; M&A; Network investment; Network sharing; Spectrum; Towers.

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