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EU blocks O2/Three merger

By Kat Hall, 11 May 2016

The EU Commission has today blocked the proposed acquisition of O2 by Three's owner Hutchison under the EU Merger Regulation.

The commission said it had strong concerns that UK mobile customers would have had less choice and paid higher prices as a result of the takeover, and that the deal would have harmed innovation in the mobile sector.

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