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Commission approves acquisition of Skype by Microsoft

  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
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  • European Union
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  • November 3 2011

On 7 October 2011, the Commission announced that it has decided to approve the acquisition of Skype by Microsoft

BEREC calls for contributions on legal and administrative barriers to the provision of communications services for the business segment

  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • August 4 2011

Following analysis undertaken first by the ERG (European Regulators Group) and then by the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC), BEREC has raised concerns that the current inconsistent implementation of regulation across Europe is leading to inefficiencies for providers of electronic communications services to business, which is potentially hindering competitive dynamics and the completion of the internal market

Polish telecoms firm fined for abuse of dominance

  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • -
  • European Union, Poland
  • -
  • July 6 2011

The Commission has imposed a fine of EUR 127.5 million on Polish telecoms operator Telekomunikacja Polska S.A (TP) for an abuse of its dominant position on Polish broadband markets over a four year period, contrary to Article 102 TFEU

Commission raises concerns about Belgian proposals to regulate broadcasting and broadband

  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • -
  • Belgium, European Union
  • -
  • July 6 2011

The Commission has outlined to the Belgian audiovisual and telecoms regulators that it has concerns about their plans to regulate broadcasting services and broadband access in Belgium

Regulatory

  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 10 2011

The EU Parliament has voted in favour of a Commission proposal for a decision to establish the first Radio Spectrum Policy Programme (RSPP

Commission sets out telecoms regulation priorities for 2011

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • November 30 2010

The Commission has set out the EU's priorities for 2011 in the telecoms regulation sector at the European Competitive Telecommunications Association, with the transposition of new telecoms rules, next-generation broadband guidance and wireless spectrum receiving particular focus

European Court of Justice dismisses Deutsche Telekom "margin squeeze" appeal

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • European Union, Germany
  • -
  • October 31 2010

Confirming the General Court's ruling of 10 April 2008, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has dismissed Deutsche Telekom's (DT) appeal against a Commission decision which found DT had abused its dominant position in the German telecoms market between 1998 and 2001

Roaming Regulation measures come into force on 1 July 2010

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • June 30 2010

The Commission has issued a statement on measures of the Roaming Regulation that will come into force on 1 July 2010

ECJ judgment on validity of Roaming Regulation

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • June 30 2010

Regulation 7172007 (the "Roaming Regulation") was adopted in June 2007 and sets down maximum wholesale and retail prices that mobile network operators can charge for voice calls received by users outside their own network

Commission closes formal proceedings against Qualcomm

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • December 31 2009

The Commission announced on 24 November 2009, that it has closed formal proceedings against Qualcomm, a US chipset manufacturer, for alleged breaches of Article 82 EC (now Article 102 TFEU