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Vodafone’s deal to promote its pagers enterprise to skilled companies firm Capita might face an in-depth probe by the competitors regulator.

Vodafone – the one UK telecoms agency to nonetheless run a devoted paging community – first introduced the deal to promote the unit in February.

However the Competitors and Markets Authority (CMA) stated the sale might result in value rises for patrons.

Capita has till 17 Could to deal with the CMA’s considerations.

Pagers, a decades-old expertise, are nonetheless utilized by many individuals due to their reliability, protection and battery life.

As Vodafone and Capita are the one suppliers of wide-area paging companies within the UK, the CMA stated it believed the deal might result in greater costs in addition to decreased high quality of protection for patrons.

In a press release, the CMA says the 2 corporations should discover “acceptable methods of addressing competitors considerations” to keep away from an investigation.

“Capita and Vodafone each provide wide-area paging companies to prospects, together with emergency companies and hospitals,” the regulator says.