Category: Regulation


TeliaSonera and Telenor pull out of Danish merger

he merger of the Danish business units of TeliaSonera and Telenor, which was announced in December 2014, had been abandoned following the failure to come to an agreement with the European Commission.

Battle emerges over LTE-U and wifi coexistence

Major players from the North American telecoms industry have written to the FCC in staunch opposition of a recent Wi-Fi Alliance request for stringent testing on coexistence regulations between LTE-U and wifi devices.

Swisscom risks fine over anticompetitive sports broadcasting

Swisscom has rejected an allegation by the country’s competition watchdog that its pay TV unit Teleclub is abusing its dominant position and must sell its service to third-party service providers in a fair and non-discriminatory way, reports Digital TV Europe.

Europe curtails frivolous patent wrangling

The European Union’s Court of Justice has set limits and procedures on how competitors in any given market are able to challenge each other on patent infringement grounds.

Ofcom review to consider break up of BT

UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has completed the first phase of its strategic review of digital communications and revealed a major focus is whether or not to separate Openreach from BT.

The European Commission and the Internet of Things

Idealists and sceptics alike could agree that the European Union and the Internet of Things have a lot in common. An idealist might be inclined to see both as seeking to pull down divisions that have traditionally separated bodies of knowledge and industry, to create an intelligent, integrated whole.

EE fined £1m for mishandling customer complaints

After looking into the matter for over a year UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has concluded EE had been mishandling customer complaints over a three year period and consequently fined it a million pounds.