Articles tagged with: European Commission

European Telcos Call on EU for Loosening of Merger Rules

The heads of several major European telecoms groups are jointly calling for a review of the EU's competition rules to spur consolidation in the industry. more

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European Regulators Raise Concerns About In-App Payments

The rise of the in-app payments market is raising concerns in Europe with regulators expressing worries about loose controls over purchases. more

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Proximus Launches LTE Network in Brussels

Belgium based mobile network, Proximus has become the first operator to have activated LTE coverage in the capital city, Brussels, which is also home to the European Commission. more

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EU Rejects German Regulators Request to Let them Handle Local Merger

The European Commission has refused a request from the German authorities to let them decide on the planned planned acquisition of E-Plus by Telefonica Deutschland. more

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European Commission rules against Finnish regulator on fixed termination rates

The European Commission has ruled that the Finnish telecoms regulator (FICORA) must withdraw its plans to deregulate the wholesale markets for fixed voice call termination in Finland. more

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European Regulators Approve Microsoft-Nokia Deal

The European Commission has cleared Microsoft's planned purchase of Nokia's mobile phone division, after concluding that the deal would not raise any competition concerns. more

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European Regulators to Investigate Irish Network Merger Plans

The European Commission has opened an investigation to assess whether the planned acquisition of Telefónica Ireland by Hutchison 3G UK (H3G) is in line with EU merger regulations. more

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Samsung Offers A Truce in the Smartphone Patent Wars

Samsung has offered to stop suing other companies that it accuses of infringing on some of its patents in a move that could help dampen down the tit-for-tat patent wars between tech firms. more

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European review suggests fewer markets should be regulated

The European Commission has published advice received from external experts concerning which parts of telecoms markets could be regulated ex-ante by national telecoms regulators to address structural competition problems. more

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EU Wont Comment on E-Plus/O2 Merger Until Formally Notified

The European Commission has no concerns about the proposed merger between Germany's Telefonica O2 and R-Plus, but only because it hasn't looked at it yet. more

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