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.
Telecom Italia’s complicated relationship with Vivendi took another step forward as the European Commission waved through the France-based media group’s “acquisition of de facto control” over the telco.
The European Commission has accused Altice of breaching EU rules by taking over Portugal Telecom before the deal was formally approved.
The UK regulator is consulting on plans that would allow customers to switch mobile operator by sending a standard free SMS message to their current provider.
European Union regulators have fined Facebook €110 million for providing misleading information during the investigation of its 2014 acquisition of WhatsApp.
Telia has said it hopes to pay less than anticipated for alleged corruption in Uzbekistan, as it finally sold off its opco in Tajikistan.
Mobile network operators in Sweden are being investigated for potentially having breached EU antitrust rules.
Vivendi has come out fighting as Italian regulator Agcom ordered it to sell its stake in either Telecom Italia (TIM) or Mediaset on anti-trust concerns.
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