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OFT applies to review OrangeT-Mobile joint venture
  • Nabarro LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • 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
  • 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


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


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


Polish telecommunications operator fined 127m for abuses on broadband market
  • Nabarro LLP
  • European Union, Poland
  • July 6 2011

On 22 June 2011, Telekomunikacja Polska (TP) was fined 127,554,194 for restricting access to competitors on the broadband market in Poland


ECJ confirms France Télécom received a selective advantage under the tax rules
  • Nabarro LLP
  • European Union
  • December 16 2011

The ECJ upheld the General Court’s decision that the special tax regime afforded to France Télécom (FT) between 1994 and 2002 constituted state aid