Vodafone and 3's merger passes ACCC muster

Monday, 01 June, 2009

Vodafone and Hutchison today welcomed the decision of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to approve the merger of the Vodafone Australia Limited and Hutchison 3G Australia Pty Limited businesses.

The companies intend to complete the merger transaction within the next two weeks and form a 50:50 joint-venture that will be known as Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA).

VHA will continue to market products and services under the Vodafone and 3 brands and all respective network arrangements, caps and plans, retail outlets and customer service capabilities will remain unchanged for the foreseeable future.

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