Commission approves Telefónica's acquisition of E-Plus in Germany

  

The European Commission approved on Wednesday the proposed acquisition of Dutch Telecom operator KPN's German mobile telecommunications business E-Plus by Telefónica Deutschland. The approval is conditional upon the full implementation of a commitments package submitted by Telefónica.

The EU's executive had concerns that the merger would have removed two close competitors and important competitive forces from the German mobile telecommunications market and further weakened the position of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) and Service Providers.