EU set to clear Vodafone's $9.8 bln bid for Spain's Ono - sources

BRUSSELS/LONDON, June 25 Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:43pm EDT

BRUSSELS/LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - European Union antitrust regulators are poised to clear Vodafone's 7.2-billion-euro ($9.79 billion) proposed takeover of Spain's largest cable operator Ono unconditionally, three people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

"There are no issues, the deal will be cleared by the European Commission without conditions," said one of the people, who declined to be named because the Commission's decision is not public yet. The other two sources said they have the same expectations.

The deal is the latest in the telecoms industry and marks Vodafone's third acquisition of a European fixed-broadband asset in two years.

($1 = 0.7355 Euros) (Reporting by Foo Yun Chee and Kate Holton; editing by Barbara Lewis)

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