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Document C2015/077/09

Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.7499 — Altice/PT Portugal) Text with EEA relevance

OJ C 77, 5.3.2015, p. 10–10 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)



Official Journal of the European Union

C 77/10

Prior notification of a concentration

(Case M.7499 — Altice/PT Portugal)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2015/C 77/09)


On 25 February 2015, the Commission received a notification of a proposed concentration pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (1) by which the undertaking Altice SA (‘Altice’, Luxembourg), acquires within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation control of the Portuguese assets of PT Portugal SGPS (‘PT Portugal’, Portugal) by way of purchase of shares.


The business activities of the undertakings concerned are:

Altice is a multinational cable and telecommunications company. In Portugal, Altice, through its subsidiary Altice Portugal, currently controls two telecommunications operators, Cabovisão — Televisão por Cabo (‘Cabovisão’) and Onitelecom (‘ONI’). Cabovisão provides Pay TV services, broadband internet access services and fixed telephony services essentially to residential customers, both on a stand-alone basis and as multiple play packages. ONI provides B2B telecommunication services to business customers, which consist of network and fixed telecommunication services including voice, data, and fixed internet access services,

PT Portugal is a telecommunications and multimedia operator with activities extending across all telecommunications segments in Portugal. PT Portugal provides telecommunication services to residential and business customers. PT Portugal offers to residential customers fixed and mobile voice and data services, broadband internet access services, and pay television services, which are sold either on a stand-alone basis or as bundled offers (multiple play packages). PT Portugal’s offer for corporate customers includes fixed and mobile voice and data services, as well as IT services, comprising data centre solutions, virtualisation services, cloud, business outsourcing process and other additional value-added services.


On preliminary examination, the Commission finds that the notified transaction could fall within the scope of the Merger Regulation. However, the final decision on this point is reserved.


The Commission invites interested third parties to submit their possible observations on the proposed operation to the Commission.

Observations must reach the Commission not later than 10 days following the date of this publication. Observations can be sent to the Commission by fax (+32 22964301), by email to or by post, under reference number M.7499 — Altice/PT Portugal, to the following address:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Competition

Merger Registry

1049 Bruxelles/Brussel


(1)  OJ L 24, 29.1.2004, p. 1 (the ‘Merger Regulation’).