EU Commission approves acquisition of Unitymedia by Vodafone


Already in May 2018 there was a real crash: Vodafone announced that they wanted to take over Unitymedia. But it would take a long time, because the EU Commission had reservations. These seem to have been dispelled, but the approval is linked to the full implementation of a package of commitments presented by Vodafone:

In order to remove the Commission’s competition concerns, Vodafone has undertaken to do so:

EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said: “Access to affordable and high quality broadband and TV services is almost as important in our modern society as access to running water. Today we approved Vodafone’s acquisition of Liberty Global’s activities in the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and Romania, subject to remedies to ensure that customers continue to benefit from fair prices, high quality services and innovative products”.


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Mette Frederiksen is a The Washington Newsday correspondent. With her coverage of general science, NASA and the interface between technology and society, Frederiksen has been in the Science Desk's Technology Beat since joining Washington Newsday in 2018.

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