• CMA provisionally clears merger of Virgin and O2

    Nearly six months after it requested to overview the coming-together of main fixed-mobile supplier and cable community supplier that may create real competitors to BT/EE, the UK’s Competitors and Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally cleared the proposed merger of Virgin Media and Virgin Cell with O2.

    The proposed mixture of Virgin Media and Telefónica UK model O2 would create a nationwide built-in communications supplier with greater than 46 million video, broadband and cell subscribers, and an estimated £11bn of income.

    The mixed firm would includes O2’s core community of cell customers, in addition to these from cell digital community

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