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GNCC unable to examine SilkNet, Caucasus merger application

3 Nov 2015

The Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC) has abandoned its investigation into the proposed merger of the country’s two largest ISPs SilkNet and Caucasus Online, after the pair failed to submit the information required by the telecoms regulator to carry out its assessment. In August the GNCC launched an investigation to study the potential impact that the proposed transaction would have on both the retail and wholesale internet access markets, giving the two companies until 20 September to submit all of the necessary information. The GNCC said it would then decide whether or not to grant prior consent for the merger based on the information provided. However, neither SilkNet nor Caucasus Online submitted the information requested by the GNCC, therefore the regulator has not examined their merger application and has ceased general public administrative proceedings.

Georgia, Caucasus Online, Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC), SilkNet

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