Competition in the UK market could be damaged by the forthcoming wave of mergers, the Chief Executive of regulator Ofcom has claimed.
Swisscom has been handed a CHF 186 million (€171 million) fine by Switzerland’s competition authority on the grounds that it imposed unfair prices upon rivals for broadband access.
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into Liberty Global’s proposed acquisition of KPN’s Base.
By Jonathan Jacob Nadler, a partner in US-based law firm Squire Patton Boggs’ Telecommunications Group
BT has delivered its latest charm offensive as it tries to avoid divesting its lucrative Openreach arm, pledging improvements to its broadband speeds and coverage.
Three of BT’s fiercest critics have called for the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to undertake a full market investigation into the UK telco's Openreach division.
Altice has entered into a sale and purchase agreement with private equity firm Apax France to sell Cabovisao and ONI in Portugal.
Four competitors have created the Infrastructure Investors Group (IIG) amid the threat of increased regulation on BT Openreach.
The proposed merger of the Danish operations of Telenor and TeliaSonera has collapsed over disagreements with the European Commission, which could impact other deals awaiting regulatory approval.
The Broadband Stakeholder Group (BSG), the UK government’s advisory group on broadband, is launching a review into the industry-led approach to net neutrality – a practice it helped establish.
Joe Garner, the Chief Executive of Openreach, has defended the company’s record and suggested that splitting off the subsidiary from the rest of BT would not lead to increased investment in the UK's broadband network.
The European Commission has approved Nokia’s acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent.
Swisscom has rejected claims that it engaged in prohibited marketing activity for sports content on its pay TV platform following a CHF 143 million (€136 million) sanction imposed by Switzerland’s competition authority.
TalkTalk CEO Dido Harding has expressed concern about M&A activity in the UK, as her company delivered a trading update for the three months to June.
The European Commission has launched two formal investigations into Qualcomm that will examine whether the company has abused its position in the mobile chipset market.
BT Group could be forced to spin off its Openreach division after Ofcom completed the initial phase of its review into the country's digital communications market.
A new MVNO organisation has been launched, aiming to campaign for fair access and fair competition across Europe.
BT has called on the UK regulator include pay TV in its Digital Communications Review in order to address Sky’s dominance in the market.
The European Commission will bring down wholesale rates for telcos and introduce a fair use policy as part of its plans to abolish roaming charges.
Free Mobile, the Groupe Iliad-owned disruptor in the French mobile market, is offering a new tariff that includes roaming across Europe for €19.99.
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