Press reports indicate that the commitments include setting up a new mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) which would later be able to buy some of the merged company's radio spectrum and customer base, to become a stand-alone mobile network.  The commitments have been submitted to the European Commission and market-tested.  On 1 April 2014, the Commission 'stopped the clock' effectively suspending the deadline for its decision.  A link to the status of the case, can be found on the merger section of the Commission's website.

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