Europe, the Middle East and Africa are showing signs of “exceptional growth” in the uptake of super-fast broadband technologies according to Adtran, but regulators need to overcome a “stalemate” if nationwide rollouts are to be successful.
Teliasonera has boosted its presence in Norway by snapping up Tele2’s subsidiary in the country, but the deal has only highlighted a "miserable and failed" spectrum licencing process, according to one analyst.
Deutsche Telekom has accused the European Commission of creating a "massive imbalance" in the German market, after competition authorities finally gave Telefónica permission to take over Germany's E-Plus, in return for divesting spectrum and assets.
Ofcom has proposed new requirements on BT to promote competition in the superfast broadband market and rejected a complaint from TalkTalk.
Perhaps the most concerning thing about the telecoms industry is not the frequently expressed fears about stagnating revenues or OTT threats but the fact that while operators accept change is needed, they are not entirely sure what that change should be.
Three’s acquisition of O2 Ireland has been given the go ahead after the European Commission approved the deal on Wednesday.
The EU Court of Justice has ruled against a directive that required communications service providers to store personal customer data for up to two years.
The European Commission has asked the German telecoms regulator (BNetzA) to amend or withdraw plans to pay mobile termination rates (MTRs) to sipgate Wireless that are more than 80 percent higher than in most other Member States.
MEPs at the European Parliament face a backlash from the telecoms industry after voting overwhelmingly in favour of draft legislation that promises net neutrality and eliminates roaming across the continent.
A coalition of operators has called on the European Commission and the European Parliament to reduce wholesale roaming tariffs ahead of a vote next week.
VimpelCom is facing a criminal investigation in the Netherlands over its operations in Uzbekistan.
By Luca Schiavoni and James Robinson, telecoms regulations analysts at Ovum
The French regulator ARCEP’s move to report Skype to the public prosecutor in Paris is its latest attempt to get the VoIP provider to declare itself an electronic communications operator.
By Guy Reiffer, VP for marketing & partnerships at MACH.
You could be forgiven for thinking that Eddie Saints has an easy job.
Saints is CEO of Cable and Wireless Communications’ businesses in Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man, which fall under the Sure Telecom brand.
Page 9 of 9