EU set to probe deeper into D. Telekom, Tele2's Dutch deal - sources

 (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators will likely open an in-depth investigation into Deutsche Telekom’s (DTEGn.DE) bid to buy the Dutch business of Swedish peer Tele2 (TEL2b.ST), two people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
FILE PHOTO: Deutsche Telekom logo is seen during preparations at the CeBit computer fair in Hanover, Germany, March 19, 2017. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer
The move by the European Commission underscores once again its concerns on telecoms deals where the number of players are reduced from four to three.
  • DTEGn.DE
  • TEL2b.ST
  • KPN.AS
Deutsche Telekom wants to buy Tele2’s Dutch assets and combine them with its T-Mobile Nederland, enabling it to better compete with rivals KPN (KPN.AS) and Ziggo. T-Mobile Nederland and Tele2 are placed third and fourth in the Netherlands, a market dominated by KPN and Ziggo.