p2pnet view P2P:- German ISP Hansenet and Telefónica O2 are to become one.
It’s OK for Telefónica Deutschland GmbH to buy Hansenet Telekommunikation GmbH and “an indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary of Telefónica S.A. of Spain”, says the European Commission.
The concentration wouldn’t “significantly impede effective competition in the European Economic Area (EEA) or any substantial part of it,” says the EU.
Telefónica Deutschland belongs to the Telefónica Group, which operates fixed and mobile telephony networks in Spain, the Czech Republic, Germany, the UK, Ireland and Slovakia, as well as Latin America.
Hansenet provides broadband internet access and various telecommunications services, including fixed and data connections in Germany.
“The Commission examined the effects of the proposed transaction on the provision of broadband internet access as well as on mobile and fixed telephony,” says the EU, adding:
“The Commission found that in view of their different business focusses, Telefónica and Hansenet are not major competitors for each other in any of the relevant markets. Moreover, both the horizontal and the vertical relationships between the activities of Hansenet and Telefonica in Germany are limited and the combined firm would continue to face a number of strong, effective competitors, including the incumbent operator Deutsche Telekom.”
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European Commission – Commission clears proposed acquisition of German internet provider Hansenet by Telefónica O2, January 29, 2010
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