The UK Government has lined up a veteran of the TV industry to head up telecoms regulator Ofcom.
BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Virgin Media and Zen Internet have all signed up to provide UK customers with automatic compensation for problems with fixed line broadband and telephony services.
TIM is strengthening its ties with majority shareholder Vivendi after creating a content JV with the French company's pay-TV arm Canal+.
Ofcom is planning to “close the gap” between what speeds UK broadband providers are advertising and what they deliver.
Vodafone Ireland has credited customers with €2.5 million and stumped up €250,000 to pay for a roaming related fine levied by the country’s regulator.
The former CEO of Telia and two execs from its Eurasia division have been indicted over the fraud scandal that has cost it $965 million.
Telia will pay just shy of $1 billion to settle a corruption investigation into its opco in Uzbekistan, as three former employees face further charges from the Swedish Prosecution Authority.
Italy’s financial regulator Consob has ruled that Vivendi holds de facto control of TIM, sparking a formal appeal from Vivendi and a legal threat from the telco.
The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office has slapped TalkTalk with a £100,000 fine for breaching the Data Protection Act.
Regional UK operator KCOM has been hit with a £900,000 fine after failing to provide reliable calling services to emergency services.
BT has proposed to provide universal broadband across the UK by 2020 in an attempt to stave off further regulation.
Ofcom has set up a dedicated team to monitor the legal separation of BT and Openreach, as the UK’s largest provider of broadband infrastructure looks to begin life as a more independent company.
The proposed merger between Twenty-First Century Fox and Sky is set to face further scrutiny from the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority.
The UK’s corporate governance regulator is to investigate BT’s former auditor PwC, following the accounting scandal in the operator’s Italian division.
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.
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