United Internet to buy Drillisch MVNO to create fourth German operator
Merger of two German companies will create rival to Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and Telefónica
Germany’s United Internet is to buy control of mobile operator Drillisch to create a fourth operator in the market with annual sales of €3.2 billion.
Drillisch is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that uses the infrastructure of Telefónica Deutschland, one of the three operators the combined group will be competing against. The other two are Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone.