Hutchison 3G Austria/Orange Austria (M.6497) [Archived]

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Hutchison 3G Austria/Orange Austria (M.6497) [Archived]

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ARCHIVED–this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the decision of 12 December 2012; it is no longer maintained.

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Case facts

OutlineEuropean Commission merger investigation into the planned acquisition by Hutchison 3G of Orange Austria (Case M.6497). The Commission cleared the transaction subject to commitments on 12/12/2012.

PartiesHutchison 3G (H3G) and Orange Austria.

H3G provides mobile telecommunication services (voice, SMS and MMS) as well as mobile broadband and multimedia products in Austria.

Orange Austria provides mobile telecommunication services (voice, SMS and MMS) as well as mobile broadband in Austria.

Market(s)Mobile telecommunications in Austria.

The market is highly concentrated, with just four mobile network operators—Hutchison, Orange, Telecom Austria (through their A1 brand) and T-Mobile

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