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Mexico watchdog approves Iusacell buy

Monday, December 22, 2014

Mexico's competition regulator on Sunday approved AT&T's $1.7 billion purchase of local cellphone company Iusacell, with unspecified conditions, a statement said.

The Federal Competition Commission said it set conditions on the deal to "avoid risks to the process of competition" in markets where Iusacell would compete with Carlos Slim's America Movil, which previously counted AT&T as a minority investor.

America Movil is Mexico's biggest mobile operator, while Iusacell is a distant third.

Source: Reuters