Ecta calls for strong regulation to combat NGA monopolies – Telecompaper. According to Telecompaper, the European Competitive Telecommunications Association (Ecta) considers the greatest threat to Europe’s telecom competitiveness in the world is a return to broadband monopolies and oligopolies.

Spanish senate approves Intellectual Property Law reform – Telecompaper. According to Telecompaper, the senate has given the green light to the reform of the Intellectual Property Law. The reform aims to curb internet piracy with rapid processes to shut down offending sites and also contains the so-called ‘Google tax’.

AT&T To Pay $105 Million To Resolve Wireless Cramming Investigation | FCC.gov. AT&T, the telecommunications giant, will pay $105 million to settle allegations of wrongful billing of customers, according to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

New regulations concerning wholesale broadband Internet access services in Poland. The President of the Office of Electronic Communications has introduced new regulations concerning wholesale broadband Internet access services in Poland. Both consumers and operators will benefit from the decision, which should lead to the investment increase and strengthen competitiveness.

ARCEP publishes the responses to the consultation on FttH network access pricing. Working to achieve national harmonisation to increase the chances of commercial success for fibre networks nationwide The pace of shared optical local loop rollouts has increased considerably in recent months (38% increase in eligible premises, or 810,000 additional premises passed in 2013), and […]

Softbank Corp linked to possible USD3.4bn bid for DreamWorks Animation. According to teleGeography, Japanese Softbank Corp has been linked with a surprise plan to bid for US movie studio DreamWorks Animation.

CRTC releases 2014 report on the state of the Canadian telecommunications industry – Canada News Centre. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today released information on the telecommunications sector from the 2014 Communications Monitoring Report. The report shows that more and more Canadians are adopting smartphones and tablets. Over 62% of the population owns […]

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