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Consolidation in Europe

Consolidation in Europe - Momentum for the EU single market?

 Developments in industry and statements by decision-makers and stakeholders throughout the year 2014 confirmed that consolidation remains the key topic in the European telecoms industry.

 Major transactions have been finalized in a number of markets and new ones have been announced since IDATE published its latest report on consolidation in Europe in 1Q 2014.

This new edition studies the reasons encouraging the consolidation of Europe's telecom industry.

It assesses the drivers and hurdles for potential consolidation operations and reviews the consolidation trends as well as the political and regulatory environment.

1. Executive Summary
2. Methodology & definitions
3. Major drivers and obstacles
3.1. Forms of consolidation
3.2. Drivers and hurdles of consolidation operations
3.2.1. Drivers
3.2.2. Hurdles
4. Consolidation
4.1. Consolidation trends
4.1.1. Fixed/mobile integration
4.1.2. Mobile/mobile consolidation
4.1.3. Geographic focus
4.1.4. ‘Outliers’
4.1.5. Plenty of room for speculation
4.2. Political and regulatory environment
4.2.1. A new Commission taking office
4.2.2. EC merger decisions
4.2.3. Implication for sector-specific regulation
Figure 1: European consolidation heat map
Figure 2: Consolidation options
Figure 3: Telecom service revenues in Europe
Figure 4: Market share of major MNOs in the US and Europe
Figure 5: Drivers/hurdles matrix

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