With regulators and the public focused on the proposed merger of the Nos. 1 and 2 cable companies, a preliminary deal combining the biggest phone company in the U.S. with the top satellite TV provider is flying under the regulatory radar.
Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, Telenor, and new entrant Digi Telecommunications each won spectrum in an auction of mobile broadband frequencies in Hungary, the country's telecoms authority revealed today.
The European Commission (EC) is today expected to release initial details of a probe into Apple's tax arrangements in the region that could see the U.S. smartphone maker fined billions of Euros.
Comcast has quietly revealed that it plans to pull the plug on Streampix, the subscription video on demand service it launched in May 2012 to compete with Netflix.
The Pac-12 Networks will finally arrive on the program guides of DirecTV if AT&T's proposed acquisition of the satellite service passes regulatory muster.
The net neutrality debate continued to heat up during a Congressional Forum on Net Neutrality hosted by Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui (D-Calif.) this week when two Democratic FCC commissioners voiced their concerns on creating so-called fast lanes, which would allow service providers to adjust speeds related to the websites they visit to access video or other kinds of bandwidth-hungry content.
DirecTV shareholders approved the satellite TV provider's proposed merger with AT&T, an action that removes one of the final hurdles to the blockbuster telecom transaction.
The European Commission (EC) insisted there is absolutely no delay to its plans to end roaming charges across the European Union, noting that all three EU institutions--the EC, European Parliament and national governments--agree on the need to end these charges.
France's competition regulator L'Autorité de la concurrence has rejected calls by Orange to suspend a planned network-sharing agreement between Bouygues Telecom and SFR, saying the deal did not pose an immediate or serious threat to consumers or the sector.
Telecom Italia said it is to discuss on Friday a proposal from Fintech to extend the agreement to sell the Italian operator's controlling stake in Telecom Argentina to the investment company. Meanwhile reports emerged this week that Sol Trujillo is seeking to raise up to €7.5 billion ($9.6 billion) to bid for a stake in the Italian operator.