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Apple commits to cross-border warranty repair services for iPhone applications
  • Nabarro LLP
  • European Union
  • October 11 2010

In early 2010, the European Commission launched an investigation into Apple's policy of insisting on a "country of purchase" rule under which warranty repair services for iPhone applications were only available in the country where the iPhone was purchased


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


Commission rejects abuse of dominance complaint in Slovenian mobile markets
  • Nabarro LLP
  • European Union, Slovenia
  • March 4 2011

The European Commission has rejected a complaint by Si.mobil that Mobitel had abused a dominant position on the Slovenian mobile retail and wholesale communications market


Investigation opened into Telefónica and Portugal Telecom agreement
  • Nabarro LLP
  • European Union, Portugal, Spain
  • February 3 2011

On 24 January 2011, the Commission opened an investigation into whether Telefónica (Spain) and Portugal Telecom had entered into an agreement not to compete on the Iberian telecoms market between September 2010 and December 2011


ECJ upholds Deutsche Telekom’s 12.6m fine for imposing a ‘margin squeeze’
  • Nabarro LLP
  • European Union
  • October 25 2010

In 2003, Deutsche Telekom (DT) was fined 12.6m for abuse of its dominant position in the market for direct access to its fixed telephony network from 1998


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


General Court confirms that government statements of support do not constitute State aid
  • Nabarro LLP
  • France, European Union
  • 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


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


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


Advocate General’s Opinion on Deutsche Telekom margin squeeze appeal
  • Nabarro LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • May 5 2010

Advocate General Mazak delivered his Opinion to the European Court of Justice on 22 April 2010 (in Case C-28008P) on the appeal by Deutsche Telekom