O2 says it has ‘addressed concerns’ over Virgin Media merger in record quarter for Telefónica

O2 and Virgin Media have addressed concerns raised by Sky ahead of their merger, the Telefónica-owned telco has said.

The £31 billion merger was announced last May, and will see the Telefónica and Liberty Global brands operate as a fixed-mobile player in the UK and serve as a major competitor to BT/EE.

The UK Competition and Markets Authority raised concerns in January, while Sky filed a separate submission to the regulator earlier this month. In the submission, which was published on Wednesday, Comcast-owned Sky argued that the merger could have a significant impact on its mobile business, with Sky having agreed a vMVPD deal with O2.

Source: O2 says it has ‘addressed concerns’ over Virgin Media merger in record quarter for Telefónica