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European telecom newcomers face spectrum, 5G challenges

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

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.

Ofcom exposes true mobile coverage with new tool

UK regulator, Ofcom, launched a mobile coverage tool it said offers greater accuracy than coverage checkers provided by the country's mobile operators.  

Ofcom: UK now a smartphone society thanks to 4G

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 launches 2 new European roaming tariffs featuring voice, SMS and data

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 says would invest in separate BT broadband unit

Vodafone joins competition and regulators to break up BT as it also proposes investing in third party operator of Britain's landline network.

Mallinson: Why are there a lot of 'not-spots' in the UK despite mobile coverage obligations?

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's Patterson threatens lawsuits to 'defend' shareholders if Ofcom forces it to sell Openreach

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.

France kicks off 700-MHz spectrum auction

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 slaps £1M fine on EE for poor handling of customer complaints

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.