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July 2, 2014
12:14 EDTTEFTelefonica acquisition of E-Plus approved by European Commission
The European Commission announced it has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Dutch Telecom operator KPN's (KKPNY) German mobile telecommunications business E-Plus by Telefenica Deutschland (TEF). The approval is conditional upon the full implementation of a commitments package submitted by Telefonica. The Commission had concerns that the merger, as initially notified, would have removed two close competitors and important competitive forces from the German mobile telecommunications market and that it would have further weakened the position of Mobile Virtual Network Operators and Service Providers to the detriment of consumers. To address these concerns, Telefonica submitted commitments ensuring that new competitors will enter the mobile telecommunications market in Germany and that the position of existing competitors is strengthened. These commitments remove the Commission's concerns.
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June 30, 2015
07:45 EDTTEFEU agrees to enact 'net neutrality' law, WSJ reports
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June 24, 2015
15:41 EDTTEFVivendi increases position in Telecom Italia to 14.9%
Vivendi (VIVHY) announced that it has received 1.11B ordinary shares, or 8.24%, of Telecom Italia (TI) in exchange for 4.5% of the share capital of Telefonica Brasil (VIV), in accordance with the option given to it as part of the sale of GVT to Telefonica (TEF). Separately, Vivendi increased its ordinary shares in Telecom Italia from the recently purchased 1.9% with an additional stake of 4.76% purchased on June 22 for a total of 6.66%, representing a global cash payment of approximately EUR1B. Vivendi now owns 14.9% of Telecom Italia’s ordinary shares and has thus replaced Telefonica as the company’s largest shareholder. "This investment represents an opportunity for Vivendi... to expand in a market with significant growth prospects and a very strong appetite for quality content. Vivendi intends to support Telecom Italia over the long term," said the company.

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