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German courts likely to support DT bid to overturn Vodafone takeover

Deutsche Telekom has joined forces with cable industry associations and some smaller MSOs in Germany in a bid to overturn the European Commission’s decision announced last week to whitewash Vodafone’s acquisition of Unitymedia as part of a larger deal. As we reported last week, it had become almost inevitable the Commission would clear the way for Vodafone to gobble up Liberty Global’s Unitymedia business in Germany, along with UPC cable assets in Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic, after concessions were offered in May 2019. These otherwise minor concessions included granting Telefónica Deutschland full access to the Unitymedia cable network, which we argued then had thrown the cat among the pigeons of the putative total €18.4 billion deal. Prior to…

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