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With 3-Morabile between them having some kind of direct control over three of the five 3G licences, including the biggest one that 3 got as the new entrant, this merger is just full of bad news. T-M will vanish after being subsumed into Orange and 3's network will be dependant on Ora-Bile's bidding for investment and expansion, and competition will wither.
If Three had its network sharing arrangement with O2 or Voda*, rather than T-M then it wouldn't be quite so bad, but one entity controlling two 3G licences with a stake in a third. Can no one else in the powers that be see this is crazy-talk??
Is it me?
Or maybe it really is all kittens and posies and the merger really will cure cancer along with all the other mystical consumer benefits that are being touted.
One pineapple for France Ora-com - please sign here _____
*IIRC O2 and Voda have some kind of network sharing arrangement so this option probably isn't much better, but network sharing isn't quite as full on as a total merger.