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Commission considers Welsh public sector network scheme does not constitute state aid
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 12 2007

The Commission has decided that the procurement of a high bandwidth network service by the Welsh Assembly Government for public sector organisations in Wales does not constitute state aid within the meaning of Article 87 (1) of the EC Treaty and so has not raised any objections to implementation of the project


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


British regulator seeks EC permission to review T-MobileOrange deal
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 5 2010

On Wednesday, Great Britain’s Office of Fair Trading (OFT) petitioned the European Commission (EC) for rights to review the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Orange’s mobile phone operations in the United Kingdom (UK), warning that “the joint venture threatens significantly to affect competition in mobile telecommunications in the U.K.”


Antitrust alert: UK mobile operator challenges OFCOM decision to prevent 3G deployment
  • Jones Day
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 16 2010

On 26 May 2010, the UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal published an appeal by mobile operator O2 against the Office of Communications (OFCOM), the UK telecoms and media regulator, challenging OFCOM's refusal to allow deployment of 3G services in 900 Mhz frequencies


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


European Commission clears T-Mobile and Orange merger with conditions
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 21 2010

The conditional approval by the European Commission ("Commission") on March 1, 2010 of the merger of the UK mobile operations of Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom brings closure to the latest round of the long-running saga of T-Mobile UK's potential sale in a depressed financial climate


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


Preview 2013 (UK law)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 15 2013

2013 will herald some significant changes to the UK legal arena, notably in the corporate area in relation to executive remuneration and narrative


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


Mobile and fixed-line termination charges
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 20 2009

During May, there were some significant developments in relation to mobile and fixed-line termination charges across Europe