Virgin Media and O2 merger approved by the CMA

The UK’s competition watchdog has provisionally cleared the proposed merger of Virgin Media and O2 after concluding it would not materially impact competition (and thus the price and availability of services) in the telecoms wholesale market.

Because who needs competition, right?

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I agree with the watchdog. O2 merging with Virgin Media doesn’t reduce the number of distinct providers in the space, and thus, doesn’t affect competition in my view.

We’re all still on the treadmill of annual higher than inflation price rises and will continue to be :stuck_out_tongue: whether VM owns O2 or not.