VIENNA Dec 14 Austria's telecoms regulator said
Telekom Austria could walk away from its takeover of
budget mobile brand Yesss if regulatory approval was not secured
by Jan. 31.
A collapse of the agreement to buy Yesss from Orange Austria
would jeopardise Hutchison's 1.3 billion euro
($1.7 billion) agreed takeover of Orange Austria, as the two
deals are linked.
"That would be a critical situation for the merger," Georg
Serentschy, in charge of telecommunications and post for the RTR
regulator, told journalists on Friday.
($1 = 0.7641 euro)
(Reporting by Angelika Gruber; Writing by Georgina Prodhan;
Editing by Dan Lalor)