Deutsche Telekom-France Telecom merger of UK operations

Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom announced in September 2009 their intention to merge their UK operations, T-Mobile and Orange. The European Commission will examine the merger proposals in early 2010. 

The Communications Consumer Panel attaches considerable importance to the regulatory scrutiny of the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Orange, and to the potential impact of this joint venture on consumers. In December 2009, the Panel made a joint submission to the Commission with Consumer Focus, which explained our concerns.  The Panel has also advised Ofcom of its recommendations.

Deutsche Telekom – France Telecom merger of UK operations (PDF 93KB, opens in a new window)

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