Analyst: Virgin/O2 merger competition boost

Having received provisional clearance by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the proposed merger of Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media and Telefónica-owned O2 will bring together one of the UK’s four nationwide mobile networks and the UK’s only DOCSIS cable broadband network.

According to Gary Barton, a Principal Analyst at data and analytics company GlobalData, the merger, whilst reducing the number of telecoms providers in the UK market, will result in an increase in competition in both the consumer and B2B markets.

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