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German broadcasters group slams Vodafone concessions

German commercial broadcaster association Vaunet has slammed Vodafone’s moves to secure EC regulatory approval of its acquisition of Liberty Global’s Unitymedia as missing the point. Vaunet managing director Harald Flemming said that Vodafone’s moves were “could only astonish” observers as they “mostly” met requirements under existing German regulations for open access to broadband networks under […]

Vodafone confident on ultimate approval for Liberty Global deal

Vodafone has told Bloomberg that its proposed US$20.6 billion (€18.4 billion) takeover of Liberty Global’s cable assets in Germany and Eastern Europe is still on track for completion in mid-2019, despite regulatory scrutiny of the deal. The update followed news that the European Commission has sent both companies a statement of objections setting out why […]

EC reportedly set to warn Vodafone on Liberty Global deal

The EC is about the issue a warning to Vodafone about potentially anti-competitive effects of its acquisition of Liberty Global’s German and central European assets, according to a Reuters report. Citing unnamed sources, Reuters reports that the EC will issue a statement of objectives including a warning about its concerns ahead of the June 3 […]

Unitymedia expands fibre network

Liberty Global-owned German cable operator Unitymedia is expanding its fibre-to-the-building network by connecting 180 individual homes and apartment complexes in the city of Korntal-Münchingen in Baden-Württemberg. Work on the network expansion will begin in the middle of this year, with the operator spending around €1 million to take its fibre network to around 600 additional […]

Fries: Liberty’s sale of assets is ‘important inflection point for cable’

Liberty Global’s sale of assets marks “a pretty important inflection point for European cable” following a period of organic and acquisition growth for the company, according to CEO Mike Fries, speaking at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference yesterday. He said that cable in Europe now faces telecom competitors that are “pretty darn good […]

German competition watchdog wants say on Vodafone-Liberty Global deal

German competition watchdog the Bundeskartellamt, together with the country’s Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, has requested the European Commission to refer Vodafone’s planned acquisition of Liberty Global’s Unitymedia unit to it on the grounds that the deal has an impact on markets in Germany. Andreas Mundt, the Bundeskartellamt’s president, said that the acquisition […]

German broadband association calls on EC to prohibit Vodafone-Liberty deal

German alternative broadband operators association the Bundesverband Breitbandkommunikation (BREKO) has called for the EC to say no to Vodafone’s proposed acquisition of Liberty Global’s German subsidiary, Unitymedia on the grounds that it would severely restrict competition in the broadband market. BREKO argues that the merger would effectively create a duopoly in the broadband market between […]

Vodafone Deutschland names new chief financial officer

Vodafone Deutschland has named Anna Dimitrova as its new chief financial officer. Dimitrova, who previously worked for Vodafone in a number of roles spanning consumer, enterprise and finance, will replace Andreas Siemen, who is leaving the company. She will take up her new position on November 1. Dimitrova, a Bulgarian national, began her career with […]

Vodafone Deutschland outlines Gigabit plans

Vodafone Deutschland has outlined plans for further network investments, with the creation of the first ‘Gigabit city’ in Bavaria pencilled in for later this month. Vodafone said that it would connect 16 million people to its Gigabit network by the middle of next year, rising to 22 million by the end of the year. The […]

Vodafone Deutschland agrees on digital investment

Vodafone Deutschland has entered into a strategic digital partnership with the  government of Lower Saxony to develop digital services in the region. Vodafone said it would contribute to meeting the goal of delivering Gigabit connectivity to all households in Lower Saxony by 2025 by investing in fibre networks and deploying DOCSIS 3.1 technology over its […]

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