Regulation

It has been a week to forget for Qualcomm

Hurdles in China with its NXP acquisition, potentially losing ZTE as a customer and cutting almost 1500 employees; it’s not been a good week for Qualcomm.

SFR gets fined for the print of its fine print

French telco SFR has lost its argument in the Paris Court of Appeal for illegal and abusive clauses, with the ruling also noting font size T&Cs was too small for the consumer to fully appreciate the contract.

Ofcom slaps cap on Openreach broadband packages

After receiving no criticisms from the European Commission, Ofcom is moving forward with measures to regulate the broadband wholesale market in a bid to drive competition and network upgrades.

FCC’s Pai suggests new bans on nasty foreigners

New proposals from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to further protect the US people from those nasty foreigners, suggesting a ban on equipment or services from companies that pose a national security threat to the US.

California to ban zero-rating in net neutrality mission

In what has been described as the ‘strongest net neutrality policy proposal in the country’, Senator Scott Wiener has tightened up his proposed bill to reinstate net neutrality in California, with the updated version banning zero-rating.

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