28 October 2015
EE welcomed the Competition Markets Authority’s (CMA) decision to provisionally approve the proposed acquisition of EE by BT:
The CMA said today it has provisionally decided that the acquisition “is not expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition (SLC) in any market in the UK”. These include the supply of retail mobile, wholesale mobile, mobile backhaul, wholesale broadband and retail fixed broadband services.
Olaf Swantee, CEO, EE:
“EE welcomes the CMA’s provisional approval of our merger with BT. We now look forward to completing the deal quickly, and creating a new combined company designed to benefit both British consumers and businesses, while helping to propel the UK to the very front of global telecommunications”.
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