The CMA has referred BT Group plc’s anticipated acquisition of EE Limited for an in-depth phase 2 investigation under the fast track procedure.  The CMA has found that the transaction meets the test for reference in that it gives rise to a realistic prospect of a substantial lessening of competition in relation to the supply of wholesale access and call origination services to mobile virtual network operators and fibre mobile backhaul services to mobile network operators in the UK. It has therefore decided that it is appropriate to proceed with a fast track reference of the merger to phase 2.  Click here.