Hutchison defies Vestager and increases prices, ahead of its planned acquisition of o2 in the UK, for the fourth time
January 2016
  • This is the fourth time that Three UK increases prices by double digit percentage ahead of its planned acquisition of o2
  • Hutchison appears to be confident that price increases will not deter the European Commission from approving the 4 to 3 merger
  • Is Hutchison ready to accept truly effective structural remedies or does it still believe that Commissioner Vestager will approve the merger with Mickey Mouse (ineffective) MVNO wholesale access remedies?
  • Is the UK mobile market conducive to effective competition and will the planned 4 to 3 merger turn it to a non-competitive tight oligopoly?
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