The faces of European telecoms regulation have changed considerably in the nine months since November 2014. In a new report, FierceWirelessEurope takes a closer look at the new leaders and their challenges. Special Report
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.
UK regulator, Ofcom, launched a mobile coverage tool it said offers greater accuracy than coverage checkers provided by the country's mobile operators.
Smartphones have overtaken laptops as the most popular device for getting online, a new report from regulator Ofcom has revealed, with ownership of the mobile devices reaching new record levels thanks to growing take-up of 4G services.
EE pledged to end bill shock for subscribers travelling in mainland Europe with the launch of new roaming tariffs it said enables users to enjoy unlimited calls and texts, and a large data allowance for £4 (€5.68/$6.24) per day.
Vodafone joins competition and regulators to break up BT as it also proposes investing in third party operator of Britain's landline network.
It seems regulators and governments prefer impressive-looking obligation targets that are actually rather easy to achieve, while taking as much money as they possibly can out of the mobile sector in spectrum fees. Instead, it would be better to find ways of keeping more money in the sector by reducing auction transfers so that investments in infrastructure and service quality on a more widespread basis can be increased.
BT CEO Gavin Patterson says that if Ofcom, the UK's telecom regulator, forces it to sell off its wholesale Openreach division, BT would respond by halting new network investments and launching a number of legal challenges against the regulator.
French regulator Arcep invited bidders to submit their applications to take part in an auction of 700-MHz spectrum, kicking off a process that the French government hopes will raise at least €2.5 billion ($2.8 billion) for state coffers.
Ofcom on Friday imposed a fine of €1 million (€1.4 million/$1.5 million) on EE for misleading customers who made complaints about the company's mobile and fixed voice and data services.