FRANKFURT, June 25 Telefonica Deutschland
is no longer in talks with other mobile operators
about a deal to give them access to its network to get approval
for its acquisition of KPN's German business, two
sources familiar with the process said.
Telefonica Deutschland said earlier on Wednesday it had
agreed a deal with small rival Drillisch, which is
expected to pave the way for regulatory clearance for its 8.6
billion euro ($11.7 billion) takeover of KPN's German
Sources have said that Telefonica was also seeking to clinch
deals with German rivals Freenet and United Internet
but two sources said on Wednesday that Telefonica was
no longer seeking an agreement with them.
"Telefonica Deutschland is not talking to others anymore
after the Drillisch deal," said a person familiar with the
process, adding that approval of the E-Plus acquisition should
now not be a problem anymore.
Freenet, United Internet and Telefonica Deutschland declined
(Reporting by Peter Maushagen, Foo Yun Chee and Harro ten
Wolde; Editing by Maria Sheahan)