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Comment: Czech network-sharing settlement suggests EU regulator will be even tougher on mobile mergers

Czech telecom operators’ success in persuading the European Commission of the benefits of pooling their network assets and costs should make the regulator more likely to stand firm against mobile companies consolidating to stimulate investment, now that it has given guidance on a healthy alternative.

Yesterday the EU's antitrust regulator

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Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent


Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

Andrew Boyce

Correspondent


Andrew is a reporter covering merger reviews and competition policy for MLex in Brussels. He joined MLex in 2015 and holds a degree and a master’s degree in history from the University of Liverpool.

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