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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Iberia’s largest telephone companies receive statement of objections as antitrust investigation continues
  • Nabarro LLP
  • European Union, Portugal, Spain
  • November 10 2011

The Commission has sent a statement of objections to Telefónica SA and Portugal Telecom regarding an alleged market sharing agreement