MCMC sends Statement of Issues to Celcom and Digi related to their proposed merger

4 Apr 2022

A ‘Statement of Issues’ (‘SOI’) has been sent by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to both Celcom and Digi, related to the duo’s proposed merger. In a stock exchange filing, Celcom’s parent company Axiata noted that this SOI sets out the MCMC’s preliminary view on competition effects that could arise from the tie-up, and invites Celcom and Digi to submit comments, information and remedies on the assessment.

It was noted that the MCMC has informed both parties involved that they need to collectively respond to possible remedy recommendations provided in the SOI, while also addressing preliminary competition concerns across the following markets: the national retail market for mobile and low-speed fixed broadband and data services, including the related local distribution channel markets; the national retail market for mobile voice and P2P messaging services, including the related local distribution channel market(s); the national wholesale market for mobile voice and P2P messaging services (including network sharing arrangements); and the national wholesale market for mobile broadband services (including network sharing arrangements).