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EC opens in-depth probe into Liberty Global's planned Base Belgium buy

The European Commission (EC) said it has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the proposed acquisition of KPN-owned Base Belgium by Liberty Global would harm competition.

UK asks to take over Three/O2 review, as Vestager cautions against 4 becoming 3

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) asked the European Commission to let it investigate CK Hutchison's proposed acquisition of Telefónica's O2 UK unit because it believes the deal will have the greatest impact on competition in the UK.

EU and China sign key partnership on 5G

The European Union (EU) signed what it described as a "milestone agreement" with China that lays the foundation for a future collaboration between the two regions on the development of 5G technologies and services.

Report: FTC probing whether Google violated antitrust laws by favoring its own services in Android

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether Google has restricted its competitors' access to its Android operating system and favored its own services, according to a  Bloomberg  report. 

Spain plans 2.6 GHz spectrum auction in coming weeks

Spain plans to launch an auction of frequencies in the 2.6 GHz band in the coming weeks to enable the market's four mobile network operators to further improve 4G network coverage.

TeliaSonera, Telenor offer concessions to EU covering Danish merger

Telenor and TeliaSonera offered concessions to the European Commission (EC) in a bid to alleviate European Union (EU) concerns over a proposed merger of their operations in Denmark, despite previously shrugging off an EC statement of objections to the deal.

Meet the new sheriffs of European telecoms regulation

The faces of European telecoms regulation have changed considerably in the nine months since November 2014. Here we take a closer look at the new faces, including their background, early achievements and the challenges they will face during their time in office.

Operators under pressure to innovate as EC signals end of roaming fees

The European Parliament, Council and Commission reached an agreement this week to eradicate mobile roaming charges across the 28 member states of the European Union by June 15, 2017 and to require telecoms operators to treat all Internet traffic equally with no blocking or throttling of online content or services.

EC report shows 'dramatic rise' in European 4G coverage

The European Commission's 2015 Digital Agenda Scoreboard revealed that LTE mobile broadband was available to nearly eight in 10 (79.4 per cent) of households across the European Union at the end of 2014, a significant increase on the situation at end-2013.

Google faces European antitrust probe into Android amid concerns over favoritism for its services

The European Commission (EC) is formally opening an investigation into whether Google violated antitrust laws through the dominant position of its Android mobile operating system by favoring its own services. The probe came paired with an official accusation by the EC's competition chief that the search giant had abused its power in Web searches.