Work Area: Telecoms

Spain issues record gun jumping fine

Spain’s competition authority has issued what appears to be its largest-ever gun jumping penalty, fining the country’s fourth-largest mobile network operator €1.5 million for failing to notify its acquisition of a rival three years ago.

19 January 2023

Mexico faces another jurisdictional battle as agencies launch parallel probes into Apple

Mexico’s competition authority and the country’s telecommunications regulator have reportedly launched parallel abuse probes into Apple over its App Store policies, in what could spark another jurisdictional battle between the two agencies.

17 January 2023

Argentina fines pay-TV companies for discriminatory access conditions

Argentina’s economy ministry has sanctioned two pay-TV companies owned by Grupo Clarín for preventing an América Móvil subsidiary from offering bundled services to consumers in the country’s capital and several other cities.

17 January 2023

Kathleen Foote: the exit interview

Kathleen Foote recently stepped down after two decades as California’s top antitrust enforcer. In a conversation with GCR USA, she discussed highlights of her 35-plus years of service for the Golden State – in which she helped cement the independence of state attorneys general and develop the Cartwright Act – and busted some misconceptions about state enforcement.

12 January 2023

Italy rejects interim injunction request against TIM

Italy’s Competition Authority has refused to temporarily force Telecom Italia to provide its rivals with access to key mobile coverage data, but will continue investigating the company for abuse of dominance.

11 January 2023

Canadian enforcer challenges Rogers/Shaw loss

Canada’s Competition Bureau is appealing against a specialist tribunal’s finding that Rogers Communications’ high-profile €19 billion acquisition of rival Shaw Communications will not reduce competition or lead to higher prices in two western provinces.

03 January 2023

Azerbaijan issues fines for illegal bulk text messaging agreement

Azerbaijan’s competition authority has fined the country’s largest mobile network operator and a message service provider nearly €1 million for striking an unlawful agreement that discounted the latter’s bulk SMS messaging fees.

12 December 2022

Key Developments in Europe

Featured in Digital Markets Guide - Second Edition

To keep up in the digital and technology sectors, the European Commission plans to enact both the Digital Markets Act and Digital Services Act in the coming year.

25 November 2022

Digital Regulation in Europe

Featured in Digital Markets Guide - Second Edition

As part of its ‘Digital Agenda for Europe’, the European Commission plans to create safe and secure digital services and markets, prioritising areas such as digital sovereignty, artificial intelligence and semiconductors.

25 November 2022

Thousands of stakeholders urged Canadian enforcer to block major telecoms deal, official says

The majority of over 7,000 public submissions sent to Canada’s Competition Bureau opposed Rogers’ $19 billion acquisition of Shaw Communications, an agency official has testified.

09 November 2022

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