Price hike fears as mobile firm mergers get Ofcom blessing | Telecommunications industry

The telecoms regulator has dropped its long-held belief that a merger between any of the UK’s big four mobile operators should be blocked at all costs, raising the possibility of a mega merger between Vodafone and Three UK.

Ofcom previously maintained that such a reduction in competition would lead to higher-priced phones and bills for consumers and businesses.

Under the former chief executive…

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News Source: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/feb/09/ofcom-softens-opposition-to-mobile-phone-operator-mergers

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