Tuesday, 22 January 2013
France’s Competition Authority has urged the country’s largest mobile operators to implement commitments that would make it easier for virtual mobile companies to compete in the market.
Friday, 21 December 2012
Spain’s National Competition Commission (CNC) has fined Telefónica, Vodafone and Orange €120 million for abusing their collective dominant position in the market for text messages.
Thursday, 13 December 2012
The European Commission says it has accepted Three Austria's offer to sell off spectrum and make other commitments in order to end antitrust concerns surrounding its €1.3 billion acquisition of rival mobile telecoms operator Orange.
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Austria’s Competition Authority is set to appeal against the Cartel Court’s unconditional approval of Telekom Austria’s €390 million acquisition of low-cost mobile operator Yesss! from rival Orange.
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Austria’s Cartel Court has approved Telekom Austria’s €390 milllion acquisition of low cost mobile operator Yesss! from Orange, a side deal of Orange’s merger with Hutchison 3G.
Thursday, 6 September 2012
The European Commission has approved a mobile payment system joint venture between the UK’s four largest mobile operators.
Friday, 24 August 2012
Mobile operator Three Austria says the European Commission is close to approving its €1.3 billion acquisition of rival Orange after the company submitted commitments.
Monday, 16 July 2012
Austria’s Federal Competition Authority has opened an in-depth investigation of Telekom Austria’s acquisition of assets divested as part of the parallel telecoms merger between Hutchison 3G and Orange Austria.
Monday, 2 July 2012
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation of the proposed €1.3 billion acquisition by mobile company Hutchison 3G of its competitor Orange Austria.
Thursday, 31 May 2012
France’s Supreme Court has rejected Orange’s final appeal in the mobile phone cartel case, confirming a €41 million fine imposed by the Competition Authority and putting an end to the long-running proceedings.
Premium Article • Tuesday, 8 May 2012
The successes and failures of recent mergers in the communications industries demonstrate the difficulties faced around the world when choosing whether or not to clear a deal, according to a panel of lawyers and regulators. Faaez Samadi in Lisbon.
Premium Article • Monday, 16 April 2012
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation of the mobile payment and advertising joint venture between Vodafone, Telefónica, Orange and T-Mobile.
Premium Article • Monday, 6 February 2012
Hutchison 3G’s bid for mobile competitor Orange Austria is likely to undergo in-depth merger analysis, according to Austrian competition specialists.
Premium Article • Wednesday, 25 January 2012
France’s Competition Authority has fined SRR, subsidiary of telecoms company SFR, €2 million for breaching emergency measures imposed on the company to address concerns of abuse of dominance.
Premium Article • Friday, 6 January 2012
Spain’s National Competition Commission (CNC) has opened proceedings against Telefónica, Vodafone and Orange for alleged abuse of dominance, reigniting the debate on whether companies are responsible for margin squeeze when their tariffs are regulated.