Italian NCA rejects RTI's complaint against Sky NEW
"There are no conditions to accuse SKY of abusing a dominant position in relation to the purchase of the TV rights for the football tournament matches of the UEFA Champions League in the seasons from 2012 to 2015, and for broadcasting the World Cu...
Court' s decision and AG's Opinion in Sky Italia case NEW
The CGEU decided in case C-234/12 (operative part of which follows:"Article 4(1) of Directive 2010/13/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 March 2010 on the coordination of certain provisions laid down by law, regulation...
Telecom Italia fined with 103,7 million euro for abuse of its dominant position in network infrastructure NEW
"Telecom Italy abused, using two distinct behaviours, the dominant position it holds in the provision of wholesale access to the local network and broadband, hindering the expansion of competitors in markets for voice telephony services and broadb...
Polish NCA approves NETIA taking over a part of the UPC network NEW
"The President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) has granted approval for the takeover by Netia of a part of the network providing television, Internet and telephone access services in buildings where these services were...
FICORA issues opinion on personal data contained in consumer billing NEW
"The Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (FICORA) has issued an opinion according to which the same principles should be applied to the protection of bill itemisation data while it is being transferred and handled as are applied to the pro...
Expert Committee issues favourable opinion on introduction of VDSL2 technology into France Telecom's copper local loop NEW
"On 26th April, the Expert Committee on Copper Systems - an independent committee whose members include France Telecom, network operators and equipment suppliers - voiced its approval for the introduction of VDSL2 into the France Telecom copper...
BIPT decides to lift universal service obligations relating to the provision of public pay phones NEW
The Belgian NRA decided to lift universal service obligations relating to the provision of public pay phones (see related page here).
Italian NRA approves fixed call origination, transit and termination charges NEW
AGCOM approves fixed call origination, transit and termination charges (see press release, in italian).
Italian NRA consults on fibre products' tarrifs that fall into markets 4 and 5, as well as on the tariff of end-to-end service product NEW
Italian NRA consults on fibre products' tarrifs in relation to market 4 and 5 as well as tariff of end-to-end service (see press release).
Greek NRA consults on BU pure LRIC model in fixed call termination NEW
Greek NRA consults on BU pure LRIC model in fixed call termination (see press release and document, in greek).
Commision's Art. 7 Comments to the Irish NRA's review of the wholesale broadcasting transmission services market NEW
Commision's Art. 7 Comments to ComReg's review of the wholesale broadcasting transmission services market:"Need to monitor the effectiveness of ex ante regulation The market for broadcasting transmission services is no longer recommended by the...
Commission opens phase II procedure on Austrian NRA's review of the wholesale terminating segments of leased lines market NEW
The European Commission opened phase II procedure on Austrian NRA's review of the wholesale terminating segments of leased lines market (see art. 7 comments & decision here).
ARCEP issues decision on cost accounting obligations in mobile call termination NEW
ARCEP issues decision on cost accounting obligations in mobile call termination (see here in French).
EU and Switzerland sign Cooperation Agreement in Competition Matters NEW
EU and Switzerland sign Cooperation Agreement in Competition Matters (see Commission's press release).
ECN Brief's 02/2013 interesting bits NEW
- Portuguese NCA publishes Guidelines on Handling of Antitrust Proceedings (see here).- Portuguese NCA adopts Guidelines on Fines (see here).- Austrian NCA revises manual on leniency (see here).- New Belgian Competition Authority and new Competition...
Nordic and Baltic NRAs call for labelling scheme on mobile receiver performance NEW
"The Director Generals agree in addressing the European Commission on an important issue for the consumers both in the Nordic/Baltic countries, as in the rest of Europe: Experiences from all the countries are that smartphones vary a lot when it co...
FTC issues modified final order settling alleged anticompetitive acquisition of Hitachi Global by Western Digital NEW
"Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved and issued a modified final Decision and Order settling charges that Western Digital Corporation’s proposed acquisition of rival Hitachi Global Technologies Ltd.