Comcast/Time Warner Cable collapses on broadband internet concerns

Comcast and Time Warner Cable announced their planned union in February 2014.

The proposed cable mega-merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable officially crumbled today after federal regulators overseeing both antitrust enforcement and communications voiced their opposition to the deal and planned hearings that would effectively kill the transaction.

Deutsche Telekom is the parent company of T Mobile (Credit: Bergfalke2, Wikimedia Commons)

DG Comp on high alert over novel PAE strategy

Alexander Italianer, second in command at DG Competition, said this week that the European antitrust watchdog is “watching closely” a case in Germany in which a patent-assertion entity is suing the distributor of a phone allegedly infringing its patents, rather than the phone's manufacturer.

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Spain approves Telefónica/DTS deal with commitments

Telefónica has agreed to make its premium television channels available to competitors, as part of commitments agreed with Spain’s competition authority in exchange for approval of its takeover of rival DTS.



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Takeshima: Agencies must promote competition law around the world

Chairman Kazuhiko Takeshima

Kazuhiko Takeshima, the former chairman of Japan’s Fair Trade Commission and counsel at Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, accepted this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the GCR Awards ceremony last week. In his remarks, reproduced below, Takeshima says that just as antitrust officials around the world supported his efforts to reform Japanese competition law, experienced agencies must now support new enforcers as they strive to create a competition culture in their jurisdictions.

An interview with Bogdan Chiriţoiu

Bogdan Chiritoiu

Bogdan Chiriţoiu has been president of Romania's Competition Council since 2009 and was re-elected for a second term this year. Miriam Kenner speaks to him about his experience leading the agency over the past five years and the enforcer’s strategy going forward.

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