Vodafone claims BT has profited to the tune of £1.1 billion as the UK telecoms industry began to respond to Ofcom’s push to legally separate Openreach from its parent.
Ofcom has ordered the legal separation of BT and Openreach, after the UK telecoms regulator failed to gain assurances from BT addressing the competition concerns it raised in July.
Vodafone UK was full of remorse after it was fined almost £5 million for “serious and sustained” breaches of consumer protection rules by the country's regulator.
The European Commission has approved Tele2’s acquisition of TDC Sweden.
The European Competitive Telecommunications Association has appointed a former Belgian regulator as its new Executive Director.
Three's CEO has attacked Ofcom for failing to introduce a fair system for UK broadband customers, as it became the latest telco to sign up to the Fix Britain's Internet campaign.
The European Commission’s troubled roaming regulation was given another tweak today in a bid to get approval from operators.
Brussels has unveiled a European Electronic Communications Code that promises a revised regulatory environment and updates broadband targets as part of its Digital Single Market reform.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said new roaming regulation would be published next week, despite claiming that there was nothing technically wrong with the previous draft.
The European Commission has approved the joint venture between the Italian subsidiaries of CK Hutchison and VimpelCom.
BEREC, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications, has made some significant changes to its net neutrality guidelines following industry feedback.
Deutsche Telekom has commissioned two universities to examine its corporate culture and boost its “ethical behaviour”.
By Adrian Baschnonga, Lead Telecommunications Analyst, EY
The European Commission (EC) has cleared the proposed joint venture between Vodafone and Liberty Global in the Netherlands on the condition the former divests its consumer fixed-line arm.
Ofcom has set out plans to make new suppliers responsible for ensuring consumers are not ripped off or left out of service when switching between telecoms providers.
Ofcom has proposed BT's Openreach arm should become a distinct company to deliver the best services to the UK, but rivals have argued the mooted plans do not go far enough.
European regulators group BEREC has received almost half a million responses to its controversial draft guidelines on European net neutrality rules.
Five companies have signed up to trial new duct and pole sharing processes with BT Openreach, as Cityfibre hit out at Ofcom for “poor and inconsistent” regulation.
Seven current and former Ericsson employees have been summoned as part of a preliminary investigation in Greece that relates to possible corruption involving the vendor’s former Microwave Systems business.
An operator-led industry body has criticised net neutrality guidelines released this week by European regulators group BEREC, arguing they will restrict their freedom to provide services.
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