Well if you'd specified a valid replacement
Then it could have been procured.
Airwave is not a cheap service, but then the radios and radio network are very different from the commercial phone networks, and the importance is also much higher.
The UK's competition regulator is consulting on whether to launch a probe into the supply of emergency services telecoms and data networks that could deliver £1.2bn in excess profit for Motorola from 2020 to 2026. Motorola owns the Airwave mobile radio network, which was first commissioned in 2000 to support the police, …
I think the issue they are upset about is more:
You have an expensive system you are paying Company A for and so you get Company B to build a replacement.
Company A immediately buys Company B and somehow the system never materializes, meanwhile Company A ups its fees for supporting the old system.
If only someone in the CMA had anticipated that might happen before the merger was approved.
Perhaps they would like to employ a few of El Reg's commentards in future?
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