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Draft guidelines on State aid for broadband networks

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union
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  • June 19 2009

Ahead of definitive guidelines to be published later this year, the European Commission (Commission) is consulting on draft guidelines concerning State aid to broadband networks across Europe

Single meeting held to be concerted practice

  • Nabarro LLP
  • -
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • -
  • July 13 2009

On 4 June 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that a single meeting between Dutch mobile phone operators could result in anti-competitive collusion in breach of Article 81(1) EC

Carphone Warehouse set to acquire Tiscali

  • Nabarro LLP
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • -
  • August 6 2009

Tiscali UK, a subsidiary of Italian giant Tiscali SpA, will be acquired by the Carphone Warehouse Group Plc UK following a decision by the European Commission that the merged entity will not significantly impede competition in the European Economic Area

Polish telecoms operator receives statement of objections

  • Nabarro LLP
  • -
  • European Union, Poland
  • -
  • March 22 2010

The European Commission announced, on 1 March 2010, that it has sent a Statement of Objections to Telekomunikacja Polska SA (TP) regarding alleged abuse of a dominant position within the Polish broadband services market

OFT applies to review OrangeT-Mobile joint venture

  • Nabarro LLP
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • -
  • February 16 2010

On 2 February 2010, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) asked the European Commission to allow it to consider the implications on the UK market of the proposed joint venture between Orange and T-Mobile

Ten new broadband projects approved

  • Nabarro LLP
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • February 16 2010

Following the adoption of new Commission Guidelines on the funding of broadband projects, the European Commission has authorised a raft of new proposals for broadband installation and extension

Telefonica O2’s acquisition of Hansenet cleared by European Commission

  • Nabarro LLP
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • February 16 2010

The proposed acquisition of the German internet and telecommunications services provider Hansenet Telekommunikation GmbH by the Telefonica Group was given approval by the European Commission on 29 January 2010

OrangeT-Mobile merger cleared after parties agree to divest mobile spectrum rights

  • Nabarro LLP
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • March 4 2010

On 1 March 2010, the European Commission cleared the proposed joint venture between Orange UK (a subsidiary of France Telecom) and T-mobile UK (a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom) after the parties agreed to: divest one quarter of their rights over the 1800 MHz spectrum band used by mobile phone companies; and amend an existing network sharing agreement with a competitor, Hutchinson 3G UK

General Court confirms that government statements of support do not constitute State aid

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union, France
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  • June 7 2010

On 21 May 2010, the General Court annulled a decision of the European Commission which had earlier concluded that certain statements, made by the French Minister of the Economy in 2002 indicating that the Government was considering making a shareholder loan to France Telecom (FT), constituted illegal State aid

Regulation preventing excessive charges for mobile roaming is valid

  • Nabarro LLP
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 24 2010

Four leading European mobile telephone operators, Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile and Telefónica, have challenged the validity of the EU's rules establishing a price ceiling for wholesale mobile roaming (the Roaming Regulation) before the High Court of England & Wales