Tag Archives: competition

Italy – Operators fined EUR 5 mln for premium services scam – Telecompaper

Italian operators fined EUR 5 mln for premium services scam – Telecompaper.

Google to launch MVNO in US

Google to launch MVNO in US – report – Telecompaper. According to Telecompaper, Google is preparing to supply mobile services to customers and manage their calls and mobile data over a mobile network.

Spain – Regulator rejects complaints related to Telefonica convergent deals

Regulator rejects complaints against Telefonica fibre deals – Telecompaper. According to Telecompaper, Spain’s CNMC rejected complaints filed by Vodafone and Orange against Telefonica’s bundling of free TV content in Movistar Fusion fibre deals. Orange and Vodafone alleged that the incumbent operator was abusing its position in Spain to reduce competition in the telecoms sector. However, […]

Europe – Ecta calls for strong regulation to combat NGA monopolies

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.

Further investigation needed into planned acquisition of Reggefiber by KPN

Further investigation needed into planned acquisition of Reggefiber by KPN The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) will launch a more detailed investigation into the planned acquisition of Dutch fiber-optic company Reggefiber by Dutch telecom provider KPN. In 2008, ACM imposed conditions on Reggefiber for the management of its fiber-optic cable network. The planned acquisition would […]

ECTEL : competition in East Caribbean telecoms market

ECTEL : competition in East Caribbean telecoms market According to Telegeography, the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority is looking improve the regulatory environment in the region’s telecommunications markets. At its 29th meeting, ECTEL’s council of ministers approved the passing of the new draft Electronic Communications Bill (EC Bill), which includes improved provisions to address anti-competitive behaviour […]

Fixed line: ARCEP opens a second public consultation and submits its draft decision to the Competition authority for opinion

Fixed line: ARCEP opens a second public consultation and submits its draft decision to the Competition authority for opinion As part of the work being done on the fourth round of analysis of fixed telephony markets, ARCEP held a first public consultation from 21 February to 21 March 2014 on its “scorecard and outlook” and […]

Canada – CRTC approves BCE’s bid to acquire Astral’s television and radio services

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approved an application by Astral Media Inc. to sell its pay and specialty television channels, conventional television stations and radio stations to BCE Inc. The CRTC’s approval comes with a number of conditions that are necessary to uphold the public interest. The application filed in agreement with the Competition Bureau included a proposal […]

Europe – BEREC Receives responses on Roaming regulation

BEREC Guidelines on Roaming Regulation (EC) N 531/2012 (Third Roaming Regulation) (Articles 4 and 5 on Separate Sale of Roaming Services): Summary of responses received during the public consultation and BEREC view on issues raised by stakeholders, approved by the Board of Regulators via electronic voting procedure held in the period 28 June – 4 […]

United States – Deal Softbank/Sprint approved

According to TeleGeograpgy, Japanese operator Softbank Corp’s USD21.6 billion bid for Sprint Nextel could have received the approval of the Federal Communications Commission. Yet  a formal announcement has not been made. Bloomberg reports that two of the commissioners have approved the transaction. See more : Telegeography http://www.telegeography.com/products/commsupdate/articles/2013/07/04/sources-suggest-fcc-has-given-softbanksprint-deal-the-nod/?utm_source=CommsUpdate&utm_campaign=d3bfa7384b-CommsUpdate+04+July+2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0688983330-d3bfa7384b-8857329