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The new operator resulting from this merger would have almost 40% of the market share of mobile lines in Spain.

For some time we have been hearing rumors about the possible merger of two of the large mobile operators in Spain, Vodafone and MásMóvil (which already owns other operators such as Yoigo, Pepephone, Lebara and Llamaya) and everything seems to indicate that This operation will be carried out throughout the first quarter of this year.

This merger between Vodafone and MásMóvil may be the beginning of the end for OMV (Virtual Mobile Operators)

This merger between Vodafone and MásMóvil may be the beginning of the end for OMV (Virtual Mobile Operators)

The merger of Vodafone and MásMóvil will become effective in the coming months

As we read in Voz Populi the merger between Vodafone and MásMóvil is in its last phase and it could be confirmed in a few months.

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The two top leaders of these companies in Spain, Colman Deegan in the case of Vodafone and Meinrad Spenger by MásMóvil, they are finalizing the details to be able to close this operation throughout the first quarter of this year and good proof of them is that they have already contacted your network providers to review the status of their communications infrastructures.

But, as we are told in El Confidencial, the conversations between these two operators began in 2019 when MásMóvil made an offer of 6,000 million euros to acquire the Spanish subsidiary of the British operator.

This merger between Vodafone and MásMóvil would make it the first Spanish operator by number of lines, since if we add the total of fixed and mobile lines this new company would have 26.1 million, compared to 24.2 million for Movistar and 16.9 million for Orange according to data published by the CNMC (National Commission of Markets and Competition).

If we only talk about mobile lines, this new operator would have a 39.2% of the market share with 21.2 million users (12.3 million from Vodafone and 8.9 million from MásMóvil) compared to Movistar, which has a 30.2% share with 16.3 million lines, and Orange, which has 24 , 2% market share with 13.1 million active lines.

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This movement follows the line marked a few months ago by the European Union in which the international organization stated that it was necessary reduce the number of mobile operators to 4 or 5 and that these were the same in all European countries, thus following the example of the United States and China, which only have 3 operators.