A complete review of mobile mergers in the 5G era

A complete review of mobile mergers in the 5G era

June 9, 2021

The development towards higher-speed and denser mobile networks has coincided with mobile consolidation. Could 5G roll out could trigger mobile mergers in the way it happened with 4G technology?

In our most recent article on the subject, we delve into how mobile network operators in Europe will continue to pursue scale and network efficiencies, primarily through network sharing, which in most cases faces a lower competition clearance hurdle.

Will the high costs associated with 5G rollout provide an additional argument in favour of consolidation? What practical impact will the ECJ judgment have for the burdens of proof and the requirements for quantification of competitive harm and dynamic efficiencies? This report tackles these and similar issues while examining how MNOs contemplating a merger can reach better decisions on whether to pursue a transaction or not by deploying the right economic tools and preparing supporting evidence on these key points.
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For further information, please contact Senior Associate Serafino Abate