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The ACCC has blocked the Vodafone Hutchinson and TPG merger with the watchdog claiming the merger will “reduce competition and contestability” in this sector.  It stated the proposed merger would preclude TPG entering as the fourth mobile network operator in Australia. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Nominate today

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TPG has binned its proposal to build the fourth 4G network in Australia blaming the federal government’s Huawei ban. Huawei was the principal equipment vendor selected for use in the network. TPG said a key reason for choosing the Chinese company and designing its network was “there was a simple

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The ACCC has raised preliminary concerns over the proposed merger between TPG and Vodafone saying it could result in a substantial lessening of competition. The consumer watchdog released a statement of issues earlier today. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter TPG supplies retail fixed broadband and voice services and

Vodafone has announced a partnership which will enable 110 of its stores across Australia to accept Chinese payment method Alipay. The agreement allows Vodafone to offer Chinese tourists their preferred QR code payment method in-store and opens a new marketing channel to reach Chinese nationals before, during and after their

TPG Telecom and Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) have announced a merger worth $15 billion, which both companies say will create a more effective challenger to the major incumbents, Telstra and Optus. The name of the newly merged entity will be TPG Telecom limited despite Vodafone shareholders owning the majority stake

Challenger brand TPG and Vodafone have held talks to potentially combine the two Australian telcos. TPG has held “exploratory discussions” with Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) regarding a “potential merger of equals”, the company announced today in ASX statement. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The AFR reported, TPG and

Mobile carrier service Kogan Mobile and telco giant Vodafone has announced a new agreement that will see Kogan Mobile and all its offers powered by the Vodafone network. Kogan Mobile, a product of online retailer Kogan, had previously been in the market, however had to close things down in 2013 due to