Telecoms giants BT and MCI have received approval for their #12 billion merger well ahead of the June 11 antitrust probe deadline.
The European Commission is demanding only two substancial concessions from the long distance carriers. But the deal also has to be cleared by US competition authorities which is not expected to happen until the autumn.
If approved the merger will create the world?s second largest telecommunications group with annual turnover of about $42bn.
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