• Optus Mobile Pty Ltd


  • 3G Investments (Australia) Pty Ltd


Optus proposed to acquire 10MHz of spectum in the 2100MHz band from 3G Investments.

Market definition

The ACCC considered the likely effects of the proposed acquisition by considering the impact that the proposed acquisition would have on wholesale and retail markets for the supply of mobile telephony and mobile broadband services.

Competition analysis

The ACCC considered that the proposed acquisition was unlikely to substantially lessen competition in the relevant markets. Of relevance to the ACCC's analysis was that the spectrum in question was not in use prior to the proposed acquisition and was unlikely to be used to facilitate new entry by a prospective mobile network operator.


Date Event

ACCC commenced review under the Merger Review Process Guidelines.

Closing date for submissions from interested parties.

ACCC announced it would not oppose the proposed acquisition.