The EU has granted conditional approval for the Hutchison-owned mobile phone operator to purchase O2 Ireland, a deal which will see it become as big as Vodafone with close to 40 per cent of the market, regulators said in an e-mailed statement.
3 Mobile must cede network capacity to a new virtual operator as a condition for European Union approval to buy O2 Ireland from Telefonica, the EU has said.
The deal will not win final antitrust...
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