BRUSSELS, Oct 27 (Reuters) - French telecoms operator Iliad ILD.PA on Tuesday won EU antitrust clearance for its 3.5-billion-euro ($4.14 billion)acquisition of Polish mobile group Play PLY.WA as it stepped up its overseas expansion.
The European Commission's decision published on its website confirmed a Reuters story on Oct. 14.
Iliad, Europe's sixth-largest mobile operator, is controlled by French tycoon Xavier Niel and is present in Ireland and Italy.
Polish No. 1 mobile operator Play competes against Orange Polska OPL.WA, Deutsche Telekom's DTEGn.DE T-Mobile and Polkomtel PTL.UL, a unit of Cyfrowy Polsat CPS.WA.
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(Reporting by Foo Yun Chee; Editing by Kirsten Donovan)
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