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Digital 27-02-2018

Trump’s telecoms regulator: the EU’s ‘complexity’ may cause challenges for 5G

A lot of the debate around net neutrality comes from misinformation but "this baseless fearmongering will simply lose credibility" once it becomes clear that the internet economy has continued to thrive, US telecoms regulator Ajit Pai told EURACTIV on the sidelines of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Digital 20-07-2016

Commission reluctantly approves controversial German telecoms rule

The European Commission gave a feeble stamp of approval to a controversial German telecoms rule yesterday (19 July), putting a temporary stop to Brussels' fight with the German regulator.

Leak: Commission to propose boosting telecoms competition and new internet speed target

The European Commission wants internet download speeds to reach 100 megabits per second by 2025 and calls for more public funds to build faster networks, according to a leaked document obtained by EURACTIV.com.
Günther Oettinger, German Commissioner for energy, 2009-2014 [European Commission]
Digital 06-07-2016

Telecoms watchdogs backed Commission in heated German broadband probe

A group of telecoms regulators backed the European Commission's critique of a controversial German telecoms rule, according to a confidential opinion paper obtained by EURACTIV.com.
Digital 10-05-2016

Oettinger to investigate Germany’s greenlight for ‘vectoring’ web bandwidths

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into Germany's approval of Deutsche Telekom's plan to use its existing copper wiring to connect homes and offices to its high speed fibre optic broadband network because it could harm competition.
Digital 03-05-2016

Oettinger faces major test on German telecoms rules

Günther Oettinger is embroiled in a heated political fight that could result in a showdown with politicians in his home country next week over a major telecoms regulation.
Digital 21-04-2016

Two dozen German associations ask Commissioners to stop new broadband rules

Twenty-seven business associations are heaping pressure on EU Digital Commissioner Günther Oettinger by protesting a recent decision from the German telecoms regulator on the country's internet networks.
Digital 11-04-2016

Minister pressures Oettinger to intervene in German broadband rules

Pressure is mounting on EU Digital Commissioner Günther Oettinger as he received an incensed letter from a regional minister asking him to intervene to change Germany's new rules for broadband internet.
Digital 09-03-2016

Leaked German government document calls for softer telecoms rules

EXCLUSIVE / Germany's leaked position paper on the upcoming EU telecoms reform tells the executive to lighten up on regulation and give its national telecoms authority more power.
EU Digital Commissioner Günther Oettinger
Digital 27-11-2015

Oettinger warns against monopolies ahead of new German telecoms rules

Digital Commissioner Günther Oettinger announced yesterday (26 November) that the Commission is getting ready to check upcoming changes in Germany's telecoms rules and determine whether they're anti-competitive.
Deutsche Telekom CEO Timotheus Höttges
Digital 30-10-2015

Deutsche Telekom chief causes uproar over net neutrality

Deutsche Telekom CEO Timotheus Höttges sparked concerns among net neutrality campaigners this week. Following Tuesday's (October 27) European Parliament vote, Höttges said Telekom will demand startups pay a share of their revenue to get good internet service.
Digital 24-06-2015

EU heeds telecoms call for lighter regulation, network investment

Policy executives from Orange, Deutsche Telekom and BT urged a step back in regulations on Tuesday (23 June), arguing they discourage private investment.

Telecoms increase pressure on Brussels

Orange, Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica have launched a new demand for reform in the EU telecommunications sector. They want new regulations to be extended to the Internet providers that piggyback on their services. EURACTIV France and La Tribune report.
Digital 09-04-2013

EU blocks German plan for higher fixed phone rates

The European Commission blocked plans by Germany to raise the fees operators such as Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone charge each other to connect fixed-line phone calls, in a sign of how Brussels is seeking to influence telecoms policy.
Digital 09-01-2013

Telecom firms reportedly in talks over pan-Europe network

Europe's top telecommunication companies are discussing the creation of a pan-European infrastructure network to unite the region's disjointed national markets, according to a newspaper report on Wednesday (9 January).
Competition 02-03-2010

T-Mobile, Orange merger wins conditional EU approval

T-Mobile, the British arm of Deutsche Telekom, and France Telecom's Orange won EU regulatory approval on Monday (1 March) for their plan to merge after they pledged to give up some radio spectrum.
Digital 04-12-2009

EU court ‘sets precedent’ in Germany telecoms ruling

Germany's laws give preferential treatment to the country's main telecoms company Deutsche Telekom, according to a ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) yesterday (3 December), dealing a blow to dominant operators across Europe.
Digital 10-05-2002

Commission warns Deutsche Telekom over local loop prices

The Commission on 8 May stated it believes that Deutsche Telekom abuses its dominant position through unfair pricing practices.