Proposed EU rules to govern consumer data use in the electronic communications industry could hamper innovation and economic growth in the sector, according to ETNO and the GSMA.
UK mobile operator Three has been slapped with a £1.89 million fine after regulator Ofcom found it had failed to provide resilient calls to emergency services on its network.
By Andy Peers, VP Strategy and Innovation at MDS
Scarlet, the low-cost mobile brand of Proximus, has revealed roamers use 10 percent more data abroad than when at home as operators prepare to incorporate new EU regulation.
By Lee Wade, CEO, Exponential-e
Subscribers to services such as Netflix and Spotify will now have access to the same content across the EU as at home under new rules adopted by the European Council.
Telecom Italia’s complicated relationship with Vivendi took another step forward as the European Commission waved through the France-based media group’s “acquisition of de facto control” over the telco.
The European Commission has accused Altice of breaching EU rules by taking over Portugal Telecom before the deal was formally approved.
The UK regulator is consulting on plans that would allow customers to switch mobile operator by sending a standard free SMS message to their current provider.
European Union regulators have fined Facebook €110 million for providing misleading information during the investigation of its 2014 acquisition of WhatsApp.
Telia has said it hopes to pay less than anticipated for alleged corruption in Uzbekistan, as it finally sold off its opco in Tajikistan.
Mobile network operators in Sweden are being investigated for potentially having breached EU antitrust rules.
Vivendi has come out fighting as Italian regulator Agcom ordered it to sell its stake in either Telecom Italia (TIM) or Mediaset on anti-trust concerns.
Fibre broadband deployments in the UK could be boosted if lawmakers continue to commit to attracting low-skilled workers, the government has been told.
Ofcom may introduce wholesale price caps on BT as part of new measures to promote competition in the UK’s broadband market.
UK regulator Ofcom has slapped BT with a £42 million fine after its Openreach division failed to provide adequate compensation for late installations.
Telecoms customers in the UK who experience poor landline or broadband service could be subject to automatic compensation under new proposals made by regulator Ofcom.
Low-cost operator Plusnet has been handed a £880,000 fine by the UK regulator.
The three leading critics of Openreach have welcomed the news that the UK’s broadband infrastructure business will be legally separated from BT.
ZTE is set to pay a record fine to the US government over claims it exported telecoms equipment to Iran and North Korea.
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