TalkTalk has joined Vodafone in expressing its concern about the Competition and Markets Authorities (CMA) decision to preliminarily approve the BT and EE merger.
The MVNO did acknowledge that the CMA was split on its findings over the wholesale market and that it would be studying these along with the full findings before reporting back to the regulator.
A TalkTalk spokesperson, said: ‘We are concerned by the CMA's provisional clearance of the proposed merger between BT and EE. We note the CMA is divided over its findings in wholesale mobile and we will be studying these, alongside the full findings, before reporting back to the regulator in due course.’
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TalkTalk’s own submission to the CMA caused some controversy with the MVNO claiming that Vodafone had terminated its wholesale relationship with TalkTalk without giving notice. It also accused Vodafone of planning to exit the wholesale market. Both claims were strongly denied by the network operator.
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The statement from TalkTalk comes as the brand continues to deal with the aftermath of a major cyber-attack. The saga has run on and on with TalkTalk revealing that it received a ransom demand as the widely publicised police investigation continues.
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