SingTel Optus Pty Limited - proposed acquisition of the remaining shares of Virgin Mobile

Summary

SingTel Optus Pty Limited - proposed acquisition of the shares it did not already own in Virgin Mobile

Market definition

The national market for retail mobile services including services provided on 2G, 2.5G and 3G networks and SMS services, but not including fixed-line services.

Competition analysis

The ACCC decided that the proposed acquisition would be unlikely to result in a substantial lessening of competition in the relevant market as it would only result in a small accretion of market share to SingTel Optus.

Merger type

Horizontal

Initiation

Parties