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Mobile Phones: Austria

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 225787, tabled on 27 February 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the effect on price and quality of service for consumers of the reduction of mobile network operators in Austria from four to three.

Answered on

6 March 2015

There are no plans for a separate assessment of the consequences of the Austrian mobile market consolidation in 2012. DCMS officials, working with BIS colleagues in Competition Policy, continue to monitor the results of the EU remedies imposed when the deal was sanctioned. Competition authorities will look at all relevant evidence when considering any future mergers that affect the UK market.