O2: JV spectrum issues “crucial”


O2 has praised the European Commission for addressing issues surrounding 1800MHz spectrum with the Orange and T-Mobile merger but said that it’s crucial the operation of this is right.

Telefónica O2 UK chief executive Ronan Dunne said: “We are pleased that the European Commission has taken steps to address the significant competition issues arising from the concentration of 1800MHz spectrum, although we await the precise detail of how the spectrum remedy will operate in practice.
“It’s crucial to get this right. The spectrum needs to be made available to the market in a way that promotes competition for next generation super fast mobile broadband.
“We will continue to focus on what we do best: acting on customer insights and giving customers an excellent experience. We relish the prospect of competing head-to-head with the merged company.”