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98 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 233/17

Prior notification of a concentration
(Case No IV/M.1223 — Tyco International/US Surgical Corp.)

(98/C 233/04)
(Text with EEA relevance)

1.ÚÙOn 14 July 1998, the Commission received notification of a proposed concentration
pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EEC) No 4064/89Ø(Î), as last amended by Regu-
lation (EC) No 1310/97Ø(Ï), by which the undertaking Tyco International Ltd (Tyco) acquires,
within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Regulation, control of the whole of United States
Surgical Corporation (USSC), by way of acquisition of assets.
2.ÚÙThe business activities of the undertakings concerned are:
—ÙTyco: manufacture of fire protection systems, electronic security services, disposable
medical products, flow control products, electronic controls and components, underwater
telecommunications systems and supply of associated services,
—ÙUSSC: manufacture of medical products, in particular wound closure products.
3.ÚÙOn preliminary examination, the Commission finds that the notified concentration could
fall within the scope of Regulation (EEC) No 4064/89. However, the final decision on this
point is reserved.
4.ÚÙThe Commission invites interested third parties to submit their possible observations on
the proposed operation.
Observations must reach the Commission not later than 10 days following the date of this
publication. Observations can be sent by fax (No (32-2) 296Ø43Ø01 or 296Ø72Ø44) or by post,
under reference IV/M.1223 — Tyco International/US Surgical Corp., to the following
address:
European Commission,
Directorate-General for Competition (DG IV),
Directorate B — Merger Task Force,
Avenue de Cortenberg/Kortenberglaan 150,
B-1040 Brussels.

(Î)ÙOJ L 395, 30.12.1989, p. 1; corrigendum: OJ L 257, 21.9.1990, p. 13.
(Ï)ÙOJ L 180, 9.7.1997, p. 1; corrigendum: OJ L 40, 13.2.1998, p. 17.

Notification of cooperation agreements
(Case No IV/37.130 — Farland Network)

(98/C 233/05)
(Text with EEA relevance)

1.ÚÙOn 2 July 1998 the Commission received a joint notification pursuant to Article 4 of
Council Regulation No 17Ø(Î) of agreements signed between BT (World-wide) Limited, a
subsidiary of British Telecommunications plc (‘BT’), trading in Belgium and Italy through its
branches there, BT World-wide (Netherlands) BV, BT Limited (Switzerland), BT Telecom
(Deutschland) GmbH (all of whom are subsidiaries of BT), Sunrise Communications AG,
Telfort BV, Albacom SpA, BT and VIAG Interkom GmbH and Co (all of whom are Joint
Venture companies jointly controlled by BT). The purpose of the agreements is to set up and
operate a pan-European, resilient, low cost, managed, broad bandwidth, fibre pair based tele-
communications transport network for the participants to enable them to offer competitively
priced telecommunications services. The network is constituted by the lease of fibre pairs or

(Î)ÙOJ 13, 21.2.1962, p. 204/62.
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wavelengths in the participants’ territories to a central administrator, Farland BV, which recon-
figures the network elements and manages the network. The capacity is leased back to the
participating companies.

2.ÚÙOpon preliminary examination, the Commission finds that the notified cooperation
agreements could fall within the scope of Regulation No 17.

3.ÚÙThe Commission invites interested third parties to submit their possible observations on
the proposed operation.

4.ÚÙObservations must reach the Commission not later than 20 days following the date of this
publication. Observations can be sent by fax (No (32-2) 296Ø70Ø81) or by post, under reference
IV/37.130 — Farland Network to the following address:

European Commission,
Directorate-General for Competition (DG IV),
Directorate C,
Office 3/90,
Avenue de Cortenberg/Kortenberglaan 150,
B-1040 Brussels.

Prior notification of a concentration
(Case No IV/M.1135 — Elf/Texaco/Anti-Freeze JV)

(98/C 233/06)
(Text with EEA relevance)

1.ÚÙOn 14 July 1998, the Commission received notification of a proposed concentration
pursuant to Article 4 of Council Regulation (EEC) No 4064/89Ø(Î), as last amended by Regu-
lation (EC) No 1310/97Ø(Ï), by which the undertakings Elf Oil Belgium NV belonging to the
Elf Aquitaine group, and SA Texaco Belgium NV belonging to the Texaco group, acquire,
within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Regulation, joint control of a newly created
company constituting a joint venture.
2.ÚÙThe business activities of the undertakings concerned are:
—ÙElf: mainly research, manufacture and marketing of petroleum products and lubricants,
—ÙTexaco: mainly research, manufacture and marketing of petroleum products and lubricants,
—ÙAnti-Freeze JV: manufacture and distribution of antifreeze and cooling liquid products.
3.ÚÙOn preliminary examination, the Commission finds that the notified concentration could
fall within the scope of Regulation (EEC) No 4064/89. However, the final decision on this
point is reserved.
4.ÚÙThe Commission invites interested third parties to submit their possible observations on
the proposed operation.
Observations must reach the Commission not later than 10 days following the date of this
publication. Observations can be sent by fax (No (32-2) 296Ø43Ø01 or 296Ø72Ø44) or by post,
under reference IV/M.1135 — Elf/Texaco/Anti-Freeze JV, to the following address:
European Commission,
Directorate-General for Competition (DG IV),
Directorate B — Merger Task Force,
Avenue de Cortenberg/Kortenberglaan 150,
B-1040 Brussels.

(Î)ÙOJ L 395, 30.12.1989, p. 1; corrigendum: OJ L 257, 21.9.1990, p. 13.
(Ï)ÙOJ L 180, 9.7.1997, p. 1; corrigendum: OJ L 40, 13.2.1998, p. 17.