T-Mobile and Orange merger officially cleared in Europe
Big news indeed for mobile consumers in Europe as T-Mobile and Orange have been given the green light ahead of their proposed merger. With the two companies together, they will amass a huge 37% of the market, becoming the UK’s largest carrier. The European Commission (EC) cleared the joint venture after both parties agreed to give up 25% of its 1800MHz spectrum to be re-used on the next generation 4G, or LTE, networks.
Both T-Mobile and Orange are now working on the legal side of things to operate as a joint venture yet no more information is known in terms of the joint name, launch dates or any new tariffs.