Vodafone/Iliad: Despite Favorable Developments, Possible Italian Mobile Merger Could Face Same Hurdles as Past Deals

Published on Jan 27, 2022

Talks between Vodafone Group (LON: VOD) and Iliad about merging their operations in Italy seem audacious given European Commission resistance to deals aimed at shrinking the number of mobile network operators (MNOs) in a country. After all, the commission in 2016 prohibited CK Hutchison Holding’s plan to buy Telefónica’s UK subsidiary and the same year […]

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