Wednesday, 20 March 2013
The European Court of Justice has ruled that a loan offered to France Télécom by the French government constituted state aid, even though the €9 billion offer was not accepted.
Friday, 8 March 2013
The European Commission has closed a preliminary investigation of Europe’s five-largest telecoms operators, after finding collaboration over standards was not anti-competitive.
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.
Monday, 24 September 2012
France’s Competition Authority has accepted France Télécom’s commitments in what the agency claims to be the first ever decision to eliminate competition restrictions that threatened internet neutrality.
Thursday, 6 September 2012
The European Commission has approved a mobile payment system joint venture between the UK’s four largest mobile operators.
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Paris’ Commercial Court has stayed a claim for damages by telecoms company Digicel against France Telecom until the Court of Appeal rules on whether the defendant abused its dominant position.
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 • Thursday, 5 April 2012
France Télécom has offered commitments to address France’s Competition Authority’s concerns that it may be squeezing its competitors’ profit margins in the market for internet connections.
Premium Article • Thursday, 15 March 2012
The European Commission has sent requests for information to five of Europe’s largest telecoms companies to examine whether talks over standard-setting implied collusion, despite claims by the companies that DG Comp was informed of the talks.
Premium Article • Wednesday, 11 January 2012
France Télécom and private equity company Apax have lined up their antitrust counsel after Apax’s acquisition of Orange Switzerland was approved by France Télécom’s board of directors yesterday.
Premium Article • Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom-Orange have announced a deal to combine their procurement activities, subject to antitrust clearance.
Premium Article • Monday, 31 January 2011
A French appeals court has overturned antitrust fines against France Télécom and Vivendi, nullifying punishment doled out by the country’s Competition Authority in 2004.
Premium Article • Friday, 24 September 2010
France Télécom and its local mobile subsidiary, Orange Caraïbe, have lost their fight in the Paris Court of Appeal against accusations they abused their dominant position in several French overseas territories.
Premium Article • Monday, 26 July 2010
France Télécom’s Orange and Vivendi’s Canal Plus are in talks about a possible merger of their pay-TV cinema channels.
Premium Article • Friday, 8 January 2010
UK consumer groups are asking that the European Commission allow UK authorities to review the proposed merger of mobile operators T-Mobile and Orange.