Vodafone has backed calls from the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) for an open discussion on how to harness big data while maintaining the privacy of citizens.
The UK’s Open Internet Code has been given the thumbs-up by an independent review into whether it complies with Europe’s latest net neutrality position.
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into Three’s proposed acquisition of O2 in the UK.
BT’s proposed acquisition of EE has been given provisional regulatory clearance, despite the inquiry group being split about how the provision of wholesale mobile services could be affected.
Roaming charges will be abolished and net neutrality rules introduced in Europe after lawmakers voted through the proposals.
BT’s Managing Director of Mobility has said the operator is “optimistic” about getting clearance for its acquisition of EE.
China is the latest regulatory hurdle that Nokia’s acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent has overcome.
Andrus Ansip, VP of the Digital Single Market at the European Commission, has suggested cross-border M&A and network sharing could be better options than in-country consolidation.
France’s competition authority is to review Numericable-SFR’s role in deploying fibre as part of a joint venture with Bouygues Telecom.
Mark Habib, Director of Corporate Ratings at Standard & Poor’s, discusses European regulation, M&A and strategy
The Chief Executive of BT has called for regulation that recognises the UK’s converged market as it responded to Ofcom’s Digital Communications Review.
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.
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