30/05/2016 16:21:10 1-888-992-3836 (toll free) Free Membership Login

EU Opens Investigation Into Mobile Payments JV

Date : 04/13/2012 @ 12:35PM
Source : Dow Jones News
Stock : Telefonica Sa (TEF)
Quote : 10.54  -0.07 (-0.66%) @ 3:59PM
Telefonica share price Chart

EU Opens Investigation Into Mobile Payments JV

Vodafone (LSE:VOD)
Historical Stock Chart

5 Years : From May 2011 to May 2016

Click Here for more Vodafone Charts.

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into the proposed creation of a joint venture in the U.K. between Vodafone Group PLC (VOD.LN), Telefónica SA (TEF) and Everything Everywhere in the field of mobile commerce.

The commission's preliminary investigation indicated potential competition concerns in the nascent markets of mobile payment applications supply [so-called "mobile wallets"], mobile advertising and related data analytics services, where the joint venture may have very high market shares.

The opening of an in-depth inquiry doesn't prejudge the final result of the investigation. The Commission now has 90 working days, until 27 August 2012, to take a final decision on whether the proposed transaction would affect competition in the European Union.

Everything Everywhere is a joint venture between France Telecom (FTE) and Deutsche Telekom AG (DTE.XE).

-By Frances Robinson and Vanessa Mock, Dow Jones Newswires; +32 2 741 1486; frances.robinson@dowjones.com

Your Recent History
Gulf Keyst..
FTSE 100
UK Sterlin..
Stocks you've viewed will appear in this box, letting you easily return to quotes you've seen previously.

Register now to create your own custom streaming stock watchlist.

NYSE, AMEX, and ASX quotes are delayed by at least 20 minutes.
All other quotes are delayed by at least 15 minutes unless otherwise stated.

By accessing the services available at ADVFN you are agreeing to be bound by ADVFN's Terms & Conditions

P:35 V:us D:20160530 20:21:10