EU Commission to investigate testbed Orange-MasMovil merger

Press quote (EurActiv)
04 April 2023

“If the merger is allowed to proceed, it could trigger a string of similar mobile mergers across Europe. That means there is a lot of pressure: the Commission may decide that the merger would help support faster 5G and fibre rollout in Spain. But if they get it wrong, then only the firms’ shareholders will win,” Zach Meyers, a research fellow at the Centre for European Reform, told EURACTIV.

For Meyers, the odds might be set against the merger, as raising prices might be particularly unpopular during raging inflation.